The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of five dimensions of experiential advertising (cognitive, emotional, sensory, relational and behavioural) on advertising credibility in the banking sector.
A total of 277 undergraduate students were asked to complete a questionnaire after viewing two versions of a bank advertisement. Results were analysed using structural modelling equations (EQS 6.2).
Findings show that all dimensions of experiential advertising positively impact advertisement credibility. Cognitive/emotional/sensory advertisements exert the greatest impact, followed by relational and then behavioural advertisements which have only a marginal impact. Post hoc results show that the impact of experiential advertising on advertising credibility varies according to both actor and respondent gender.
This study enhances the literature on experiential marketing and credibility, especially banking sector advertising, and provides more in-depth insight into the role of respondent and actor gender in influencing responses. Financial services practitioners would be well advised to devote particular attention to the formulation of experiential strategies when developing advertising campaigns.
The authors would like to thank the UQAM Financial Services Management Chair for their financial support in funding the data collection.
Rajaobelina, L., Lacroix, C. and St-Onge, A. (2019), "Does experiential advertising impact credibility?", International Journal of Bank Marketing, Vol. 37 No. 1, pp. 171-191. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBM-01-2017-0021Download as .RIS
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