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What Could Tourism Do To A Small Fishing Village: A Case Study Of The City Of Weihai, China, Babu P. George 2017 Fort Hays State University

What Could Tourism Do To A Small Fishing Village: A Case Study Of The City Of Weihai, China, Babu P. George

Babu George

Weihai City, located on the east end of Shandong Peninsula in Northeastern China was once a small and remote fishing village. In recent years Weihai City has become one of the most popular tourism destinations in China. The tremendous development of tourism has had a significant impact on Weihai’s economy, physical environment, and culture. Weihai is now famous for the beautiful coastal scenery, high quality leisure living, and a strong Korean and increasingly Russian influence. This study examines the perception of Weihai residents on the position of Weihai as a tourist destination and also their vision of Weihai’s ...


The Evolution Of Destination Branding: A Review Of Branding Literature In Tourism, Babu P. George 2017 Fort Hays State University

The Evolution Of Destination Branding: A Review Of Branding Literature In Tourism, Babu P. George

Babu George

Tourism is a promise and destinations communicate the credibility of that promise by means of destination brands. Branding has become a key tool for tourism destinations to make explicit the complexity of experiences to be expected by tourists visiting a destination. This paper provides a comprehensive literature review of various issues associated with tourism destination branding. It brings together a wide range of debates in the generic marketing literature, places them alongside the nuances of tourism, and thereby identifies unique challenges of branding in tourism destination contexts. Finally, a case study of USP based national tourism branding campaigns in the ...


What’S In It For Me? Consumer Perceived Value Of Marketing Activities As A Driver Of Consumer Brand Engagement On Social Network Sites., Mary Jane Gardner 2017 Kennesaw State University

What’S In It For Me? Consumer Perceived Value Of Marketing Activities As A Driver Of Consumer Brand Engagement On Social Network Sites., Mary Jane Gardner

Doctor of Business Administration Dissertations

Social network sites are transforming the way companies, both big and small, communicate and market to consumers. Many businesses recognize the need for incorporating a social networking strategy as part of their overall marketing efforts. This strategy involves the use of social network sites as a means of promoting and communicating about a focal brand to consumers, attracting and building relationships with consumers, and increasing sales. However, an effective social network strategy is much more complex than simply having a Facebook page to which companies occasionally post. The effectiveness of marketing on social network sites depends at least in part ...


Organic Wine: The Influence Of Biospheric, Altruistic, And Egoistic Values On Purchase Intention, Willingness To Pay More, And Willingness To Sacrifice, Imran Rahman PhD, Dennis Reynolds PhD 2017 Auburn University

Organic Wine: The Influence Of Biospheric, Altruistic, And Egoistic Values On Purchase Intention, Willingness To Pay More, And Willingness To Sacrifice, Imran Rahman Phd, Dennis Reynolds Phd

International Journal of Hospitality Beverage Management

This study developed a conceptual framework for understanding consumers’ behavioral intentions regarding the purchase of organic wine. Based on Schwartz’s values theory, using Stern’s nomenclature, in conjunction with social adaptation theory, altruism, and green signaling, we analyze the role of values in forming organic wine purchase intentions, the willingness to pay more to purchase organic wine, and the willingness to sacrifice quality to purchase organic wine. A self-report consumer survey, operationalized by structural equation modeling, revealed the significant influence of biospheric values on all three types of behavioral intentions. We could not establish significant support for altruistic values ...


Measuring What Matters: Exploring Student Motivations To Inform International Student Recruitment, Rebecca Lubitz 2017 SIT Graduate Institute

Measuring What Matters: Exploring Student Motivations To Inform International Student Recruitment, Rebecca Lubitz

Capstone Collection

Over the last decade, international students in the United States have surpassed the one million mark (Institute of International Education [IIE], 2016(a). Research found here highlights the goals and motivations of this growing constituency and examines factors that influence international students to choose educational experiences in the United States.

Two online surveys were distributed, one to international recruitment agents that work for UC Berkeley Extension, and another to international students. The paper examines survey responses along with existing research to offer data-driven theories on how international educators might more effectively approach student recruitment and program design. The research concluded ...


The Importance Of Search Engine Optimisation, Singapore Management University 2017 Singapore Management University

The Importance Of Search Engine Optimisation, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Good SEO is a business necessity in the Digital Age but not everyone needs in-house SEO expertise; sometimes it makes more sense to hire an agency


How Visual Communication Strategies, Brand Familiarity, And Personal Relevance Influence Instagram Users’ Responses To Brand Content, Lijie Zhou 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

How Visual Communication Strategies, Brand Familiarity, And Personal Relevance Influence Instagram Users’ Responses To Brand Content, Lijie Zhou

Dissertations

This study comprehensively investigated the effects of visual themes, visual perspective, personal relevance, and brand familiarity on brand constructions (attitude-toward-brand, brand love, brand respect, and three dimensions of brand image) on Instagram. The study consists of two parts. In Study 1, the main and interaction effects of visual design elements on individuals’ visual attentions, brand recognition, and attitude toward brands were examined by using a 4 (visual theme: customer-centric, employee-centric, product-centric, and non-branded) × 2 (view perspective: first-person view vs. third-person view) between-subject eye-tracking test. In Study 2, a 4 (visual theme: customer-centric, employee-centric, non-brand, and product-centric) ×2 (brand familiarity: familiar ...


Role Of Trust And Involvement In The Effectiveness Of Digital Third-Party Organization Endorsement, Liming Guan, Vishal Lala 2017 University of Hawaii at Manoa

Role Of Trust And Involvement In The Effectiveness Of Digital Third-Party Organization Endorsement, Liming Guan, Vishal Lala

Atlantic Marketing Journal

In this research, an online experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of the mere presence of digital third-party organization (TPO) endorsement and the quality of information conveyed by a digital TPO, referred to as the endorsement information value effect. Involvement and institution-based trust were tested as moderators of the endorsement information value effect. The results confirm the intuitive belief of managers that the mere presence of a digital TPO endorsement benefits websites by reducing risk perceptions, improving attitudes and increasing choice likelihood. The findings from this research revealed that effectiveness of digital TPO endorsement information value was contingent upon ...


A Fine Arts Marketing Elective: Justification Of Need And Proposed Course Content, Kimball P. Marshall Ph.D., Rene Desborde, Sharon Thach 2017 Alcorn State University

A Fine Arts Marketing Elective: Justification Of Need And Proposed Course Content, Kimball P. Marshall Ph.D., Rene Desborde, Sharon Thach

Atlantic Marketing Journal

This paper explains the need for a marketing elective course that would address the business field of fine arts marketing with an emphasis on visual arts including painting in various media including drawings and print reproductions, photography, and sculpture. The proposed course would be intended for general business students, marketing majors, and fine arts majors. The paper first reviews the overall business impact of fine arts marketing from a global business and United States perspective. The paper then suggests major topics and readings that would be included in such a course and the order in which these topics might be ...


A Further Empirical Investigation Into The Semantic Meaning Of Advertising Price References, Jeffrey Gutenberg, James M. Quinn 2017 SUNY Geneseo

A Further Empirical Investigation Into The Semantic Meaning Of Advertising Price References, Jeffrey Gutenberg, James M. Quinn

Atlantic Marketing Journal

Abstract This study extends a well-known investigation of the meaning to consumers of commonly used comparative advertising pricing claims (e.g. “compare at”) by employing a broader demographic representation of respondents than the student sample which was used in the original research. Large and statistically significant differences were found between the two groups of respondents yet the main implications for practitioners remain the same.


An Investigation Of Factors Influencing Consumer Responses To Health-Related Food Product Claims, Jean Darian, Louis A. Tucci, John Stanton, Stephen Baglione 2017 Rider University

An Investigation Of Factors Influencing Consumer Responses To Health-Related Food Product Claims, Jean Darian, Louis A. Tucci, John Stanton, Stephen Baglione

Atlantic Marketing Journal

Abstract – The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of general versus specific health claims in increasing consumers’ likelihood to consume more fresh mushrooms. The sample was obtained from an Internet panel; and the sample was restricted to consumers of fresh mushrooms. The results indicate that specific health benefits claims are superior to general health benefit claims in influencing consumer purchase intentions


Marketing The Mountain State: A Large N Study Of User Engagement On Twitter, Kirk Richardson 2017 Illinois State University

Marketing The Mountain State: A Large N Study Of User Engagement On Twitter, Kirk Richardson

Capstone Projects – Politics and Government

Much of the evolving research on the use of social media in destination marketing emphasizes how information diffusion influences the reputational image of place. The present study uses Twitter data to focus on the relative differences in user engagement across discrete account types. Specifically, this is done to examine how the official destination marketing organization of Montana—the Montana Office of Tourism (MTOT)—performs relative to other account types. Several regression analyses conducted on Twitter data associated with an ongoing MTOT place branding campaign reveal that tweets sent from ‘official’ accounts are more likely to be retweeted, and are estimated ...


Corporate Social Responsibility Rating Agencies: Comparing Rankings, Methodologies, And Philosophies, Andrew Blevins, Michelle Kunz 2017 Morehead State University

Corporate Social Responsibility Rating Agencies: Comparing Rankings, Methodologies, And Philosophies, Andrew Blevins, Michelle Kunz

Celebration of Student Scholarship Posters Archive

No abstract provided.


Marketing And Advertising For Small Business In Local Economies, Nathan Ross 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Marketing And Advertising For Small Business In Local Economies, Nathan Ross

Graphic Communication

This paper analyzed traditional and current marketing and advertising strategies employed by small and local businesses. The research focused on understanding issues and struggles for small businesses in terms of marketing and advertising in order to develop and test a new strategy that was focused on a community event. The event was designed to assimilate successful aspects of current marketing plans into one that has low monetary risk, and little to no extra time investment for the business. A community was created by an art collective called Nomadic Artifacts which was the basis for a case study.

The “Arts & Music ...


Effective Methods Of Marketing An On-Campus Resource To College Students, Samantha Gary 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Effective Methods Of Marketing An On-Campus Resource To College Students, Samantha Gary

Graphic Communication

The problem this research it attempting to solve is how to market an on-campus resource to college students. Through conducting surveys, gathering research, reviewing case studies, and analyzing data, the author has found that the answer is to not to segment college students by major. It is more effective to figure out what a typical students’ needs are and address them by providing a solution to their problems. By strategically placing printed posters around campus that capitalized on student’s needs for study breaks and outlets to tap in to their ideas, the author found that more students respond to ...


Business Model: California Agriculture Marketing Agency, Mary M. Alameda, Emma L. Larson 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Business Model: California Agriculture Marketing Agency, Mary M. Alameda, Emma L. Larson

Agricultural Education and Communication

The importance of creating a marketing agency specializing in agriculture is to bridge the gap between producers and consumers. The lack of transparency from the producer has created a torn industry causing the average consumer to be questioning his or her food, or simply not understanding the agricultural way of life. An agricultural marketing firm in California can represent and advocate for local businesses to start closing the producer to consumer gap.

The American farmer excels at many things, but lacks in public communications. Modern day farmers have been able to produce more food than ever despite fewer resources and ...


How Do Recommender Systems Affect Sales Diversity? A Cross-Category Investigation Via Randomized Field Experiment, Dokyun Lee, Kartik Hosanagar 2017 University of Pennsylvania

How Do Recommender Systems Affect Sales Diversity? A Cross-Category Investigation Via Randomized Field Experiment, Dokyun Lee, Kartik Hosanagar

Marketing Papers

We investigate the impact of collaborative filtering recommender algorithms (e.g., Amazon's “Customers who bought this item also bought”) commonly used in e-commerce on sales diversity. We use data from a randomized field experiment run on a top retailer in North America across 82,290 SKUs and 1,138,238 users. We report four main findings. First, we demonstrate across a wide range of product categories that the use of traditional collaborative filters (or CFs) is associated with a decrease in sales diversity relative to a world without product recommendations. Further, the design of the CF matters. CFs based ...


Competing With Free: An Analysis Of The Effects Of Tennessee Promise On Freshman Enrollment In Four-Year Colleges And Universities, Vicki Clark 2017 Liberty University

Competing With Free: An Analysis Of The Effects Of Tennessee Promise On Freshman Enrollment In Four-Year Colleges And Universities, Vicki Clark

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

In 2014, Tennessee’s governor, Bill Haslam, introduced Tennessee Promise - legislation that enabled Tennessee high school and home school graduates to attend two years of tuition-free higher education at qualifying institutions. In the fall of 2015, Tennessee’s four-year colleges and universities experienced a significant decline in freshman enrollment. This quantitative descriptive study uses the theories of human capital, social capital, and marketing service theory to examine the impact of free tuition on the college choice. Four hundred twelve Tennessee Promise students answered survey questions, demonstrating the impact of Tennessee Promise funds on their decision to attend college and on ...


Impact Of Photo Angle On Food Perceptions And Evaluation, Austin B. Jacobs 2017 University of San Diego

Impact Of Photo Angle On Food Perceptions And Evaluation, Austin B. Jacobs

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Food photography is an increasingly popular phenomenon, especially on social media. There are over 215 million photos on Instagram with the hashtag “food.” There is a growing trend to showcase the food on social media, as both health and “food art” has become part of popular culture. The purpose of this project is to explore how the photo angle utilized in the image influences a number of consumer outcomes, including evaluations of the food itself, the company, and desire to interact with the image. Specifically, pictures of food commonly employ either a three-quarter downward looking angle (as if you were ...


Validation Of Commercial Business Lists As A Proxy For Licensed Alcohol Outlets, Heather A. Carlos, Joy Gabrielli, James D. Sargent 2017 Dartmouth College

Validation Of Commercial Business Lists As A Proxy For Licensed Alcohol Outlets, Heather A. Carlos, Joy Gabrielli, James D. Sargent

Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles

Studies of retail alcohol outlets are restricted to regions due to lack of U.S. national data. Commercial business lists (BL) offer a possible solution, but no data exists to determine if BLs could serve as an adequate proxy for license data. This paper compares geospatial measures of alcohol outlets derived from a commercial BL with license data for a large US state.


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