Congruence Between Attractive Product Features and Virtual Content Delivery for Internet Marketing Communication

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Title Congruence Between Attractive Product Features and Virtual Content Delivery for Internet Marketing Communication
Author Funk, Daniel Carl; Filo, Kevin
Journal Name Sport Marketing Quarterly
Year Published 2005
Place of publication United States
Publisher Fitness Information Technology, Inc.
Abstract The Internet has developed faster than any other form of electronic technology or communication. As a result, businesses strive to improve their Internet presence and evaluate their website communication. The majority of Internet marketing research has focused on the content analysis using traditional marketing mix elements: product, price, promotion and place. The present study advocates a more consumer-oriented approach to Internet marketing that allows sport organizations to coordinate venue-based consumer experience with virtual content provided on Internet websites to capitalize on features of the product that consumers find attractive. Three studies were conducted to determine product features that appeal to consumers of women's professional sport and evaluate the sport organizations' websites for the communication of this content. The results show some congruence between the product features identified by event attendees and the website communication. However, the variability in the presentation and accessibility of these factors suggest a need for league wide content guidelines as well as enhanced efforts to allow consumer interest to help shape Internet marketing efforts. After a discussion of the results and their implications for marketers, limitations and directions for future research are detailed.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.fitinfotech.com/smqEletricVersion/smqWVU.tpl
Volume 14
Issue Number 2
Page from 112
Page to 122
ISSN 1061-6934
Date Accessioned 2006-07-11
Date Available 2009-12-16T07:07:42Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Recreation and Leisure Studies
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/27583
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1a

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