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The Differential Impact of Bulk Text Message Advertising on Consumer Attention

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Marketing,Bulk text message adverstising,Consumer attention,SMS advertising

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Abstract
1. Introduction
2. Literature Review
   2.1. Bulk SMS Advertising
   2.2. Consumer Attention
   2.3. Determinants of Effective Bulk SMSAdvertising
   2.4. The conceptual framework
3. Research Methods and Materials
4. Results and Discussion
   4.1. Data Profiling
   4.2. The determinants of effective bulk textmessage advertising
   4.3. An analysis of the effect of bulk textmessaging determinants on consumerattention
5. Conclusions
References

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify factors that enhance the effectiveness of bulk text message advertising on consumer attention in the telecommunications industry in Zimbabwe. Research design, data and methodology: The study collected data using structured questionnaires. The study attracted 293 responses from consumer subscribers of the Zimbabwean telecommunications industry. Data was analysed using SPSS and measures of association, direction, strength and significance were used. Results: The study found out that the examined variables of bulk text messaging (Simplicity, Frequency and Informativeness) had a positive significant impact on consumersโ€Ÿ attention (๐›ฝ= 0.645; p-value < 0.05). The study examined four bulk text advertising determinants, namely frequency, simplicity, informativeness and credibility. Only credibility was found to be statistically insignificant (p-value > 0.05), whilst frequency had an inverse effect on consumer attention. Simplicity of bulk text advertisements recorded a high positive and significant impact whilst informativeness was also positively, and significantly affecting consumer attention. Conclusions: The study concluded that for bulk text advertising to be effective, text messages should be informative, easy to understand and dispatched less frequently. It was further concluded that bulk text advertising should follow permission marketing where consumers consent before hand to be recipients of commercials.