Abstract— Texting while driving is a dangerous practice becoming increasingly common, especially among young people. This paper aims to understand the role of social marketing communication in affecting people’s driving behaviors. The presented research compares the effectiveness of different social communication styles (traditional or shock), formats (text images, images, community initiatives and videos) and media (TV, radio, leaflet, poster, web, social networks) in influencing the use of a smartphone while driving. We found that shock advertising has a significant impact on drivers’ intentions about whether or not to use portable communication devices (i.e. smartphones, tablets) while driving. We also found that this impact especially counts for women. Both risk self-assessment and risk propensity improve after exposure to social advertisement. The strongest impact on recipients is achieved through shock advertising when broadcasted through online videos. Video advertising campaigns are also more likely to be shared than others on social networks, especially in the shock style advertisement. Finally, advertising through television and social media appear to have the highest impact on drivers’ behaviors. This paper offers some insights on how to design effective social communication strategies in order to affect drivers’ behaviors.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Titolo:||The advertising - "text and driving" behavior relationship: theory and evidence of a shock advertising experiment|
|Titolo del libro:||4th Annual International Conference on Entreprise Marketing and Globalization (EMG2015).|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.5176/2251-2098_EMG15.1|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Articolo in Atti di convegno|