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Sales drive advertising expenditures: Evidence for consumer packaged and durable goods in Germany


Lischka, Juliane A; Kienzler, Stephanie; Mellmann, Ulrike (2014). Sales drive advertising expenditures: Evidence for consumer packaged and durable goods in Germany. International Journal of Marketing Studies, 6(1):31-44.

Abstract

The relation between sales and advertising is both complex and diverse. Whether advertising activities drive or follow sales is still unclear. We uncover this relation distinguishing between consumer packaged goods (CPG) and durable consumer goods (DCG) industries. We fit vector autoregressive models to sales and advertising expenditures of four CPG and three DCG industries in Germany from 1991 q1 to 2009 q4. Findings reveal that advertising expenditures do not increase total sales of industries according to the distribution hypothesis. According to the deterministic view, advertising budgeting is often influenced by previous sales and partly by future sales expectations. We conclude that past sales and partly sales expectations may change company and marketing goals that eventually affect the use of strategic communication instruments such as advertising.

Abstract

The relation between sales and advertising is both complex and diverse. Whether advertising activities drive or follow sales is still unclear. We uncover this relation distinguishing between consumer packaged goods (CPG) and durable consumer goods (DCG) industries. We fit vector autoregressive models to sales and advertising expenditures of four CPG and three DCG industries in Germany from 1991 q1 to 2009 q4. Findings reveal that advertising expenditures do not increase total sales of industries according to the distribution hypothesis. According to the deterministic view, advertising budgeting is often influenced by previous sales and partly by future sales expectations. We conclude that past sales and partly sales expectations may change company and marketing goals that eventually affect the use of strategic communication instruments such as advertising.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Communication and Media Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:29 Jul 2014 10:39
Last Modified:20 May 2018 04:03
Publisher:Canadian Center of Science and Education
ISSN:1918-719X
Funders:SNSF
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.5539/ijms.v6n1p31
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