INFLUENCE OF MARKETING COMMUNICATIVE STRATEGIES ON CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR: A CASE OF THE HIGH-TECHNOLOGY MARKET OF UKRAINE

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  Victoria Zhurylo

  Olga Prygara

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to research consumer behaviour types and to develop marketing strategies of communicative influence on the consumer in the high-technology goods market. Methodology. Marketing research in Ukrainian market of high-tech goods is conducted to define motivations of the consumers and the peculiarities of their market behaviour. The profiles of target customers are developed and the typology of consumer behaviour is formed, based on the reasons of purchasing of high-tech goods and on the level of consumer involvement in the purchasing process. Results showed that Highly Rational, Cautious, and Demonstrative behaviours can be observed in case of high consumer involvement in the buying process. Rationally-Confident, Comfortable, Adaptive behaviour can be observed in the case of low involvement. The peculiarities of communicative influence for each type of consumer behaviour in the market of high-tech goods are determined and the appropriate strategies of marketing communication are offered. Practical implementation. Strategies of communicative influence and communication sources depend on consumer behavioural types and the stage of the process of adopting innovations. In case of highly rational consumer behaviour, generic strategy, benefit strategy, and unique technical advantage strategies are recommended to be used as the main communicative strategies. Benefit strategy, unique technical advantage strategy, positioning strategy should be used in the case of rationally confident behaviour. The technology of intrusion, intimidation, positioning strategy, affective strategy, and resonance strategy should be used in the case of cautious consumer behaviour. Brand strategy should be used in the case of demonstrative consumer behaviour. The communicative strategies of product positioning and the strategy of resonance can be used in the case of comfortable consumer behaviour. Brand strategy is the main communicative strategy in the case of adaptive consumer behaviour. Communicative influence and communication sources depend on the stage of adopting innovations: 1) awareness, 2) attitude formation, 3) decision, 4) confirmation, 5) implementation. The main communicative channels on the first and second stage of the process of adopting innovations are: exhibition activity, TV advertising, outdoor and print advertising, Internet advertising, specialized publications, testing centres for goods, state educational programs. The main communication channels on following stages are testing centres, the advice of friends and acquaintances, customer’s experience, the advice of vendors-consultants.

How to Cite

Zhurylo, V., & Prygara, O. (2017). INFLUENCE OF MARKETING COMMUNICATIVE STRATEGIES ON CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR: A CASE OF THE HIGH-TECHNOLOGY MARKET OF UKRAINE. Baltic Journal of Economic Studies, 3(3), 4-12. https://doi.org/10.30525/2256-0742/2017-3-3-4-12
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Keywords

high-tech goods, consumer motives, type of consumer behaviour, communicative influence, strategies of marketing communication.

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