Optimal Advertising Strategies
AbstractThis paper considers advertising policies for a very general class of response functions. It is shown that if a pulsing policy is used, awareness (or sales) eventually settle down to a steady cycle and the average response over the cycle is a decreasing function of the length of the cycle. When response shows increasing returns to scale, it is possible (in theory) to use a device called to replace the true response by a straight line which lies above the true response in the region in which chattering is used. A numerical example is given to show how the optimal policy can be computed when part of the response is linear and the results obtained are compared with those of the best practicable approximation to chattering. It is shown that the problem of maximising awareness or sales, subject to a budget constraint, is structurally identical with maximising profit after advertising, with or without a constraint. In either case it is possible that, for part of the time, the optimal policy involves chattering.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by INFORMS in its journal Marketing Science.
Volume (Year): 8 (1989)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
advertising; pulsing; optimality; computation;
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- C. Robert Clark & Ignatius J. Horstmann, 2004.
"Advertising and Coordination in Markets with Consumption Scale Effects,"
CIRANO Working Papers
- C. Robert Clark & Ignatius J. Horstmann, 2005. "Advertising and Coordination in Markets with Consumption Scale Effects," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 14(2), pages 377-401, 06.
- Yoau-Chau Jeng & Fei-Rung Chiu, 2010. "Allocation model for theme park advertising budget," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 44(2), pages 333-343, February.
- Saffer, Henry & Chaloupka, Frank, 2000. "The effect of tobacco advertising bans on tobacco consumption," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(6), pages 1117-1137, November.
- Mesak, Hani I. & Ellis, T. Selwyn, 2009. "On the superiority of pulsing under a concave advertising market potential function," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 194(2), pages 608-627, April.
- Mesak, Hani I., 1999. "On the generalizability of advertising pulsation monopoly results to an oligopoly," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 117(3), pages 429-449, September.
- Koen Pauwels & Imran Currim & Marnik Dekimpe & Dominique Hanssens & Natalie Mizik & Eric Ghysels & Prasad Naik, 2004. "Modeling Marketing Dynamics by Time Series Econometrics," Marketing Letters, Springer, vol. 15(4), pages 167-183, December.
- J.-J. Jonker & N. Piersma & D. Van Den Poel, 2003. "Joint Optimization of Customer Segmentation and Marketing Policy to Maximize Long-Term Profitability," Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium 03/214, Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Mirko Janc).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.