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Modelling smoothly the joint effect of several advertising media on sales in a homogeneous market

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  • Annamaria Sorato

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    (Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Venice)

  • Bruno Viscolani

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    (Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of Padua)

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Decision on the use of different advertising media is a critical issue in marketing. Drawing on some literature related to the dynamic Nerlove-Arrow model, we propose a nonlinear programming framework for discussing how different advertising media may jointly affect the demand for a good. Starting from the idea that different advertising efforts may not simply add (linearly) to produce the demand result, we examine a few special media combination mechanisms which can be represented by smooth functions.

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Paper provided by Department of Applied Mathematics, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia in its series Working Papers with number 176.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2008
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Handle: RePEc:vnm:wpaper:176

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Keywords: Marketing; Advertising; Production; Nonlinear programming;

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  1. Lambert Schoonbeek & Peter Kooreman, 2007. "The Impact Of Advertising In A Duopoly Game," International Game Theory Review (IGTR), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 9(04), pages 565-581.
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