Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE credits
Title: Mobile Marketing: Study of ICA – Correlation between mobile marketing and customer loyalty
Level: Master Degree in Business Administration
Authors: Bolor Amarsanaa and Joshua Anjorin
Supervisor: Ernst Hollander
Date: 2012 – January
Having loyal customers is a key for successful organizations. There is increased complexity and competitiveness in the market place as regards to what companies need to do and how to do them in meeting the needs of customers. Is that why companies today are exploring the potentials of mobile phones to ultimately earn customers’ loyalty? However, there is not much research done in this area, especially in finding correlation between mobile marketing and customer loyalty. Thus, this research aims to examine correlation between mobile marketing and customer loyalty.
Data collection methods included literature reviews, a questionnaire and interviews. These were analysed by hypothesising, comparing with theories, and the use of descriptive analysis, correlation, and other methods presented as discussions, tables, and charts.
Results & Conclusions:
The theoretical and empirical research findings show that customer loyalty is positively related with mobile marketing. Use of mobile marketing such as mobile application, mobile web and SMS can perhaps enhance customer loyalty by meeting the demand of customers; increasing interaction and communication with customers; and increasing customer satisfaction. However, due to the research limitations and due to the fact that mobile marketing is a relatively new field of study, it needs some more time and more extensive research to make a general assumption about relationship between them and the strength of such relationship.
Suggestions for future research:
For further research, more extended research with broader samples is essential. It will be also crucial to investigate how much of an effect mobile marketing has on customer loyalty by scrutinizing company’s cost and profit measurements of mobile marketing besides opt-in and opt-out measurements of customers.
Contribution of the thesis:
We hope that this research has scratched the surface to this new field of study and made an addition to existing theory. It also stirs up interests in the emerging research on mobile marketing’s untapped potentials.
Mobile Marketing, Customer loyalty, mobile phone, customer satisfaction, communication with customers.
2012. , 84 p.
Mobile Marketing, Customer loyalty, mobile phone, customer satisfaction, communication with customers