Viral Marketing - Active Consumers Vs. Passive Consumers

11 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2009  

Dan Carja

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

Elena Grigoras

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

Date Written: February 12, 2009

Abstract

The challenge of viral marketing goes beyond determining the clients to read the message and consists of making them pass it on. This article presents the results of a research on consumer behaviour towards the “pass along” messages specific for viral marketing. The number of received/sent messages, the type of recipients, the conditions that a message has to fulfill so it can be read/passed along, the reasons for which messages aren’t passed along, all of these are variables analised in this study. The process of analising takes place on two different categories of consumers: The active consumers and the passive ones.

Keywords: viral marketing, consumer behaviour, “pass along”

JEL Classification: M31

Suggested Citation

Carja, Dan and Grigoras, Elena, Viral Marketing - Active Consumers Vs. Passive Consumers (February 12, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1479789 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1479789

Dan Carja

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

Carol I Blvd, Nr.11
Lasi, 700506
Romania

Elena Grigoras (Contact Author)

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University ( email )

Carol I Blvd, Nr.11
Lasi, 700506
Romania

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