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Optimal Advertising Strategies

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  • Maurice W. Sasieni

    (Ealing College of Higher Education, London)

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    This 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.

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    Article provided by INFORMS in its journal Marketing Science.

    Volume (Year): 8 (1989)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 358-370

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    Handle: RePEc:inm:ormksc:v:8:y:1989:i:4:p:358-370

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    Keywords: advertising; pulsing; optimality; computation;

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    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. C. Robert Clark & Ignatius J. Horstmann, 2004. "Advertising and Coordination in Markets with Consumption Scale Effects," CIRANO Working Papers 2004s-35, CIRANO.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.

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