The interaction between digital marketing communication and customer loyalty

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Merisavo, Marko
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-26T12:49:04Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-26T12:49:04Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-488-277-4
dc.identifier.issn 1237-556X
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/11519
dc.description.abstract Digital channels and information technology are changing the way that companies communicate and maintain relationships with their customers. The Internet, email, mobile phones, digital TV, and other evolving channels offer opportunities for frequent, costeffective, personalized, and interactive communication between the company and their customers. In addition to traditional offers and persuasion, customers can be provided with relational communication like newsletters, usage tips, maintenance reminders, and interactive games. Being regularly in touch with customers via digital marketing communication (DMC) offers marketers new ways to cultivate customer relationships, which can lead to increased customer loyalty. This is important, because the effects of customer loyalty on company profitability are known to be significant. Despite the growing use of digital channels in marketing and the research evolving around them, there are few models that explain how DMC works, especially for cultivating customer loyalty. Dispersed ideas of how marketers could use digital channels to develop and sustain customer relationships are suggested in various areas of marketing literature. In this dissertation we draw together previous research into an integrative model that explains how DMC interacts with customer loyalty. In addition to a literature review, the model is based on empirical studies from companies practicing DMC. The model proposes that brand communication builds customer loyalty mainly through frequency and relational content. Information processing triggered by brand communication generates customer value and commitment. Increases in these can improve customer loyalty, both attitudinal and behavioral. It is suggested that personalization and interactivity moderate the effects of brand communication on customer loyalty. While it is apparent that digital channels in marketing are still mainly to be used for campaigns and short-term results, the findings of this dissertation show that marketers can benefit from harnessing DMC in building long-term customer loyalty. The model offers a framework for building customer loyalty in the modern interactive marketing environment en
dc.format.extent [122] s.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Helsinki School of Economics en
dc.publisher Helsingin kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Acta Universitatis oeconomicae Helsingiensis. A fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries 333 fi
dc.title The interaction between digital marketing communication and customer loyalty en
dc.type G5 Artikkeliväitöskirja fi
dc.contributor.school Kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Business en
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-952-488-277-4
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major Markkinointi fi
dc.programme.major Marketing en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (artikkeli) fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (article-based) en
dc.contributor.supervisor Möller, Kristian, professor
dc.opn Heinonen, Kristina, professor, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland
dc.subject.helecon mainonta
dc.subject.helecon markkinointi
dc.subject.helecon viestintä
dc.subject.helecon digitaalitekniikka
dc.subject.helecon suhdemarkkinointi
dc.subject.helecon suoramarkkinointi
dc.subject.helecon mobiilitekniikka
dc.subject.helecon advertising
dc.subject.helecon marketing
dc.subject.helecon communication
dc.subject.helecon digital technology
dc.subject.helecon relationship marketing
dc.subject.helecon direct marketing
dc.subject.helecon mobile technology
dc.date.defence 2008-11-21
dc.dissid 365
dc.identifier.bibid 398353


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