Cause-related marketing persuasion research: an integrated framework and directions for further research
Source of Publication
International Journal of Advertising
© 2018, © 2018 Advertising Association. This paper presents an integrative review of the literature on cause-related marketing (CRM) persuasion research (i.e. studies of how CRM influences evaluations of the partner brand). The aim of the study was to review CRM persuasion research and to integrate the findings into a theoretical framework that could direct future research efforts in the area. Drawing on Bergkvist and Taylor's model of Leveraged Marketing Communications (LMC), a dual-path model of CRM persuasion effects was developed. According to the model, CRM affects brand evaluations along two paths: the indirect transfer path which is mediated by attribution of motives and the direct transfer path in which attitude towards the cause is transferred to the brand. The model incorporates results from extant research and provides guidance for future studies.
Bergkvist, Lars and Zhou, Kris Qiang, "Cause-related marketing persuasion research: an integrated framework and directions for further research" (2019). Scopus Indexed Articles. 767.