Reading: Impact of Celebrity Brand Endorsement on Consumer Buying Behaviour on Modern Trade in Sri Lanka

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Impact of Celebrity Brand Endorsement on Consumer Buying Behaviour on Modern Trade in Sri Lanka

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P.V.M.V.D. Udovita

University of Kelaniya, LK
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Abstract

This paper has been developed as a conceptual paper by rationalizing the existing literature sources to build arguments on two main concepts namely Celebrity Endorsement and consumer brand behaviour on Sri Lankan modern trade industry. This study is specially focused on Sri Lankan modern trade sector which has remarked a significant position in the local economy. It shows a higher degree of contribution in the practical scenario of celebrity endorsements in the Sri Lankan modern trade industry, but empirical knowledge is lack to investigate how celebrity endorsements works in modern trade industry branding perspectives. The study based on empirical studies basing the Tears model by Shimp (2003) indicated that trustworthiness, expertise, attractiveness, respect of the celebrity are key factors that impact on celebrity endorsement. Finally, it concludes the paper with some research directions and priorities for the future studies.

How to Cite: Udovita, P.V.M.V.D., 2019. Impact of Celebrity Brand Endorsement on Consumer Buying Behaviour on Modern Trade in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Marketing, 5(1), pp.36–54. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljmuok.v5i1.26
Published on 30 Jun 2019.
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