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How the Client Service Department in Local Advertising Agency Manages Relationships with Multinational Client: An Intercultural Business Communication Perspective

Suharyanti, Suharyanti and Wijaya, Bambang Sukma and Sutawidjaya, Ahmad Hidayat and Marseila, Marseila (2016) How the Client Service Department in Local Advertising Agency Manages Relationships with Multinational Client: An Intercultural Business Communication Perspective. International Business Management, Vol.10 (05). pp. 667-675. ISSN 19935250

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Abstract

A business institution and the individuals who are involved is often faced with a situation where business partners have the cultural background from different countries. How to manage communications for good business relationship in such situations? This research examines the strategies undertaken by the client service department in an Indonesian local advertising agency in managing business relationships with multinational client from one of Europe countries. Using the case study method by interviewing clients and client service persons as well as observing the situation in the agency’s work environment, researchers found that in building relationships, client service department applies the strategy of macro-micro contexts. In the macro-context, client service department builds the inter-institution relationships and communications by understanding both the industrial and the country-of-origin cultures behind the client’s corporate organizational culture whereas in the micro-context, client service department manages the relationships through interpersonal communication with cultural understanding of the person-in-charge of the client. The 4Cs strategy is used to succeed the agency-client’s relationship, namely chemistry, communication, conduct and change.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Client service department; Intercultural business communication; Local advertising agency; Macro-micro contexts; Multinational client
Subjects: Business > Advertising
Management > Business Plan > Business > Advertising
Marketing > Advertising
Business
Management > Business Plan > Business
Communication Science > Corporate Communication
Divisions: Fakultas Ekonomi dan Ilmu Sosial > Program Studi Ilmu Komunikasi
Depositing User: Ahmad Yani
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 09:16
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2016 09:16
URI: http://repository.bakrie.ac.id/id/eprint/152

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