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Advertising Cost Interactions and the Optimality of Pulsing

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  • Minhi Hahn

    (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Department of Management Science, Cheongryang P.O. Box 150, Seoul, Korea)

  • Jin-Sok Hyun

    (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Department of Management Science, Cheongryang P.O. Box 150, Seoul, Korea)

Abstract

Whether pulsing, other than chattering, can be optimal is an important concern to both advertising practitioners and marketing scientists. In this paper, we explicitly incorporate various types of costs to a one-state advertising model to analyze the effect of these costs on the optimal advertising policy. We prove that the interaction of fixed and pulsing costs does make pulsing optimal under a reasonable condition. This result not only identifies an important factor that leads to the optimality of pulsing, but also generalizes the finding obtained by Sasieni (1971).

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  • Minhi Hahn & Jin-Sok Hyun, 1991. "Advertising Cost Interactions and the Optimality of Pulsing," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 37(2), pages 157-169, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:37:y:1991:i:2:p:157-169
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    2. Thales S. Teixeira & Michel Wedel & Rik Pieters, 2010. "Moment-to-Moment Optimal Branding in TV Commercials: Preventing Avoidance by Pulsing," Marketing Science, INFORMS, vol. 29(5), pages 783-804, 09-10.
    3. Toker Doganoglu & Daniel Klapper, 2006. "Goodwill and dynamic advertising strategies," Quantitative Marketing and Economics (QME), Springer, vol. 4(1), pages 5-29, March.
    4. Mesak, Hani Ibrahim & Bari, Abdullahel & Lian, Qin, 2015. "Pulsation in a competitive model of advertising-firm's cost interaction," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 246(3), pages 916-926.
    5. 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.
    6. (Sundar) Balakrishnan, P. V. & Hall, Nicholas G., 1995. "A maximin procedure for the optimal insertion timing of ad executions," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 85(2), pages 368-382, September.
    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.
    8. Mesak, Hani I. & Calloway, James A., 1995. "A pulsing model of advertising competition: A game theoretic approach, part A -- Theoretical foundation," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 86(2), pages 231-248, October.

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    advertising; pulsing; advertising costs;

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