Title: Advertising agency selection, customer retention and satisfaction factors: an exploratory research in the Greek advertising market

Authors: Nikolaos Katsonis; Georgios Tsekouropoulos; Dimitrios Theocharis; Antonios Katavelos

Addresses: University of Patra, P.O. Box 26504, Greece ' ATEI Thessalonikis, P.O. Box 57400, Greece ' Mediterranean College, P.O. Box 54630, Thessaloniki, Greece, ' DIEK Thermis, P.O. Box 57001, Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece

Abstract: Customer retention and long-term relationships can result on multiple benefits for an agency. On the other hand, relationship termination can be very costly for clients and agencies. Advertisers' decision regarding the selection of an advertising agency is influenced by a number of factors. For these reasons, a primary research was conducted in order to investigate from the side of the advertisers, the selection and retention criteria, as well as the importance of specific attributes for the satisfaction from an advertising agency and its evaluation. Among others the findings of the primary research indicate that creativity; quality of service; price and professional and technical skills are the most important factors for agency selection, satisfaction with the level of service; quality of client care; professional and technical skills and creativity are the most important factors for agency retention.

Keywords: customer satisfaction; marketing strategy; advertising agencies; marketing; strategic planning; customer retention.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTMKT.2019.102265

International Journal of Technology Marketing, 2019 Vol.13 No.2, pp.125 - 142

Accepted: 06 May 2018
Published online: 11 Sep 2019 *

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