Title: An advanced model of consumer attitudes toward advertising on the mobile internet

Authors: Parissa Haghirian, Akihiro Inoue

Addresses: Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University, 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan. ' Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University, 2-1-1 Hiyosho-Honmachi, Kouhoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-8253, Japan

Abstract: Advertising on the mobile internet is considered as an influential new marketing channel in the new future. So far technological limitations inhibit its optimised usage in Europe and the US, whereas in Japan constant access to the internet via mobile devices is already a reality. This paper therefore discusses the relevance of advertising on the mobile internet as a marketing tool and investigates antecedents of Japanese consumer attitudes toward this new advertising channel. The analysis is based on a Japanese consumer survey. The results indicate that informativeness and credibility of the advertising message have the greatest impact on consumers| attitude towards advertising on the mobile internet.

Keywords: mobile marketing; m-marketing; consumer attitudes; mobile advertising; m-advertising; value; Japan; consumer behaviour; structural equation modelling; mobile internet; mobile communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2007.011489

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2007 Vol.5 No.1, pp.48 - 67

Published online: 01 Dec 2006 *

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