The role of alternative message strategies in advertising performance : challenges to the B2B marketing paradigm

van Dessel, Maria (2007) The role of alternative message strategies in advertising performance : challenges to the B2B marketing paradigm. In 2007 QUT Faculty of Business Research Student Colloquium, September 2007, Brisbane, QLD.


In this study the impact of message strategy on advertising performance will be in examined in a business-to-business (B2B) context. From a theoretical standpoint, the study will explore differences in message type between symbolic and literal approaches in B2B advertisements. While there has been much discussion on the effect of symbolism, (eg. metaphors, abstract images and figurative language), an empirically-tested scale that measures the degree of symbolism has not been developed. This research project focuses on development of a methodological scale to accurately test the difference in the direction of message appeals. Thus, insights in the role of message strategy in the B2B adoption process are anticipated with contributions in future consumer and business advertising research.

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ID Code: 53362
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
Keywords: Alternative Message Strategies, Advertising Performance, B2B Marketing Paradigm
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > MARKETING (150500) > Marketing Theory (150506)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Maria van Dessel
Deposited On: 28 Aug 2012 22:34
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2012 01:34

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