|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|140867||162789||2015||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• We investigate consumer attitudes to ambush marketing using a representative sample of New Zealanders.
• Consumer attitudes towards ambush marketing not influenced by industry of the ambusher.
• Consumer attitudes towards ambush marketing not influenced by demographics.
• Majority perceive ambush marketing as unethical, inappropriate but not annoying.
• The results are largely consistent with previous research.
Studies of consumer attitudes towards ambush marketing are in conclusive and have not investigated whether those attitudes are industry specific. Rather than just refer to ‘an organisation’ (i.e. non-industry specific), an industry-specific approach specifies the organisation's core business activity. We propose that individuals expect a higher standard of advertising from banks as compared to beer companies and that this would be reflected in more negative attitudes towards banks that engage in questionable promotional practices. A demographically and geographically representative sample of New Zealanders (n = 514) was surveyed one week following the final match of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Three items measuring consumer attitudes towards ambush marketing were adapted from the work of Portlock and Rose (2009). These three items were further adapted to specify bank or beer companies. The results indicate that most individuals perceive ambush marketing as unethical and a practice that organisations should not utilise. However, no evidence was found to support the proposition that individuals hold banks to a higher standard than beer companies in terms of ambush marketing. Demographic variables – age, gender and location – were not significantly associated with differing attitudes.
Journal: Sport Management Review - Volume 18, Issue 2, May 2015, Pages 280–290