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Dr Rungpaka Amy Hackley

  • Overview

    Overview

    Biography

    Dr Rungpaka Amy Hackley is Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Birkbeck, University of London. Prior to this she was Lecturer in Marketing at Queen Mary, University of London, Durham University, and before that at University of Surrey. Dr Hackley obtained her PhD from the School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, where she also worked as a Teaching and Research Associate. Her PhD entailed a cross-cultural study of young consumers’ experiences of TV product placement, and her first publication from her PhD research was the only UK paper cited by the ITV companies in their response to the UK government’s first consultation on UK TV product placement regulation.

    Dr Hackley’s other qualifications include a MSc Marketing from the University of Birmingham, UK and a first degree in Mass Communications. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and a member of Consumer Culture Theory (CCT).

    Dr Hackley has presented her research at international conferences in Asia, North America, Australasia, Europe and the UK, and her work has been published in journals such as Journal of Business Research, Marketing Theory, Consumption, Markets and Culture, Journal of Marketing Management, Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, International Journal of Advertising, Advances in Consumer Research, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, Asian Journal of Business Research, Business Ethics: A European Review, among others.

    The 5th edition of her Advertising and Promotion textbook will be published in February 2021.

    Qualifications

    • PhD Management, Royal Holloway University of London, 2008
    • MSc Marketing, University of Birmingham, 2003
    • BA Mass Communications, Chulalongkorn University, 2001
    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Higher Education Academy, 2008

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    Administrative responsibilities

    • UG BSc Business Programme Director and Admissions Tutor
  • Research

    Research

    Research interests

    • integrated marketing communications (IMC), advertising, product placement, branded content, experiential consumption, brand symbolism, consumer identity, social media, promotional regulation and ethics, critical marketing, consumer research, and death rituals

    Research overview

    Dr Hackley is a known international authority on Asian perspectives in interpretive consumer research. Her work has generated unique insights into Asian cultures, values and contradictions from a consumer perspective, and also into digital sociology, promotional strategy, media regulation, creative production and marketing ethics in international markets. She is interested in accessing and theorising consumer experience with particular regard to how consumption (of brands, experiences, media) inflects consumers’ senses of identity and meaning. She is very interested in taking a multi-disciplinary approach. Her approach to consumer research falls broadly within the area that has become known as Consumer Culture Theory (CCT) research. Her research interests cut across issues of integrated marketing communications (IMC), advertising, product placement, branded content, experiential consumption, brand symbolism, consumer identity, social media, promotional regulation and ethics, critical marketing, consumer research, and death rituals.

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  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching

    Supervision

    Current Supervisions

    • Principal Supervisor for 1 Birkbeck students

    Teaching

    I teach PG Marketing Communications module and MBA Marketing, Marketing Communications and Social Media (on our joint MBA programme between Birkbeck and Central Saint Martins).

    I am also online tutor for University of London Distance Learning programmes. 

  • Publications

    Publications

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