International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Role of Mobile Advertising on Consumers' Purchase Decisions: A Research on Consumer Attitudes towards Mobile Advertising
Assist. Prof. Dr. Selda Ene, Assist. Prof. Dr. Betül Özkaya

In addition to the creation of mobile phones containing various features, the developments in mobile technology have particularly enabled mobile phones to be improved and differentiated. While these utilized improved multimedia features, they also made the internet applicable. Due to mobile devices providing opportunities such as text, video and voice communication to consumers and enabling them to be online anywhere, purchase decisions of consumers shifts from fixed devices to mobile devices in terms of communication resources. Mobile advertising occasionally influences consumers in their purchase decisions. Since the mobile device usage is very high, now the mobile advertising can reach more consumers. Monitoring consumers' opinions and ideas regarding mobile advertising and knowing their attitudes are few of the key factors that would render corporations successful in their target markets with the correct marketing strategies. With this in mind, "Attitudes towards Mobile Advertising" and "Demographic Features" of the consumers who decide to purchase goods in Turkey are analyzed with a survey in this study. The survey has been conducted with individuals who are over 18 years of age, that own mobile devices, follow advertisements and that can make purchase decisions. Convenience sampling method has been used. At first, Factor Analysis has been applied to gathered data and One-Way Analysis of Variance has been used in order to study the relationship between variations gathered by factor analysis and demographic features. The Consumer Attitudes towards Mobile Advertising have been deduced to five variables with the Factor Analysis.These five factor groups are "Adopting Mobile Advertisements", "Informativeness", "Amusingness", "Leadership in Utilization of Technology" and "Annoyingness". The relationship between deduced five variables and demographic features are analyzed by utilizing One-Way Analysis of Variance. At the end of the analysis, it has been found that "Amusingness", "Leadership in Utilization of Technology" variables had no relation with demographic features but other variables did. It is envisioned that the study results would beneficially guide the corporations who seek to draw attention of consumers using mobile advertisement applications.

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