Why Digital Goods Are Valued Less Than Physical GoodsJun 14, 2019
Carey Morewedge, Boston University
Many digital goods such as souvenir photographs, books, and films are substantive innovations relative to their physical counterparts. Despite this, consumers may ascribe less value to digital than to physical versions of the same good.
Get Multichannel Distribution (Approximately) RightJun 12, 2019 Kusum L. Ailawadi, Dartmouth College
With the plethora of choices available today, it is more important than ever for brands to select and organize their distribution channels in a way that delivers the experience shoppers demand, while generating the volumes and margins for everyone in the channel that are needed to sustain the business.
Poster: Trickle-Round Signals: When Low Status Is Mixed with HighApr 15, 2019 Silvia Bellezza, Columbia University
When and why do high-status individuals adopt items associated with traditionally low-status groups? Silvia Bellezza uses a signaling perspective to explain this phenomenon.
Multichannel Customer OnboardingApr 11, 2019 Stephen A. Samaha, Irina V. Kozlenkova, Jordan W. Moffett, and Robert W. Palmatier, 2019, 19-115-04
Marketers know that customer onboarding is critical to build a long-lasting relationship. With data on 200K+ customers, this study shows a small time window to make a big impression: Face-to-face and email communication have, respectively, 19 and 14 times greater impacts on share of wallet in the first month than they do two years later.
Omni, Multi, Channel, and Consumer: When Is an ‘Omni-Channel Strategy’ a Good Idea?Apr 05, 2019 Anne T. Coughlan, Northwestern University
Implementing a great marketing strategy today appears to necessitate an “omni” approach – in consumer experience, in promotional strategies, and in channel design, structure, and practice. But the call to “omni” marketing in all its forms does not fully explain when and why it will improve overall profitability.
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