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The effectiveness of online sponsorship

Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to analyze the effectiveness of online sponsorship, as part of the company’s communication mix. The literature review consists of two parts: basic characteristics of online sponsorship (chapter I), and processing of online sponsorship and effects (chapter II). In chapter I, we conduct an analysis of the fundamentals of the sponsorship concept and the Internet and online communities, and how they have impacted consumers. Section I.2 is dedicated to our main object of research, online sponsorship. In this part, we present the state of the art, define and classify online sponsorship, and we underline the main differences between the traditional and online sponsorship and between online sponsorship and online advertising. A synthesis of the first preliminary studies is also discussed. Chapter II focuses on online sponsorship processing and effects and the development of the research model. The chapter comprises an analysis of three different theoretical frameworks and details the reasoning which led us to develop the integrative framework for online sponsorship. Sponsorship outcomes, processing context and impact factors are analyzed. Within section II.2 the main research hypotheses are emitted and the research model is developed in section II.3. We summarize the research methodology, the results and implications, along with the limitations and future research directions of the current research. Chapter III details our research approach and arguments for the selected online sponsorship format to be studied further in the experimental phase. Section III.3 presents the variables' operationalization and section III.4 the experiment's pre-tests results, the final experiment conditions and sampling groups. Chapter IV describes the data analysis and results. We recall the variables included in the model and present the socio-demographic profile of the sample. Section IV.4 details the normality assessment and univariate analysis results for the considered variables. The validation of the model details the methods used for the data analysis, the scope of the research, the validation of the measurement scales (outer model), and the structural relationships and hypotheses' tests are also discussed. The final model quality parameters are assessed to evaluate the reliability of the model. Finally, the results of the multi-group analysis, the conclusions and implications, the limitations and future research directions are exposed
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Alina Simion. The effectiveness of online sponsorship. Business administration. Université de Lorraine, 2018. English. ⟨NNT : 2018LORR0315⟩. ⟨tel-02166885⟩



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