Segmentation challenges posed by ‘transnationals’ in mobile marketing

Sirkeci, I ORCID: and Mannix, R 2009, 'Segmentation challenges posed by ‘transnationals’ in mobile marketing' , in: Handbook of Research on Mobile Marketing Management , IGI Global, pp. 94-114.

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Mobile technologies have posed new challenges for marketers as well as opportunities in an increasingly global market with high human mobility within and across borders. To understand and address customer needs more effectively, this chapter proposes to add new variables to market segmentations formula such as change of residence, movement and commuting distance/hours. A discussion of ‘mobile nationals’, and ‘transnationals’, as segments, is undertaken. The transnationals segment includes immigrants, refugees, tourists as well as businesspeople and professionals whose careers span into several countries. These groups create multiple reference points, which are likely to determine their characteristics and behaviour. This is an emerging and promising customer segment particularly for mobile marketing and mobile services. To explore the viability of such a segment, we have made use of several existing theoretical frameworks and concepts of segmentation. Future research should focus on the identification of transnational and national mobile segments while also developing and fine tuning the new variables –movement, change of residence and commuting for segmentation theory.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: E-Marketing
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781605660745
Depositing User: Ibrahim Sirkeci
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2022 10:41
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 10:41

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