Factors that Predict Attitudinal Grouping towards SMS Advertising

Michael Humbani, Yolanda Jordaan


This study focuses on factors that predict consumer attitudes towards short message service (SMS) advertising. The purpose of the study is to build a predictive framework that can be employed to identify which factors of SMS advertising contribute to different attitudinal groups. This study is based on the push and pull motivation theory which, in this context, explains and predicts consumer responses to SMS advertisements. The results of the discriminant analysis indicate that three factors of SMS advertising are responsible for group separation, namely perceived SMS infotainment, perceived knowledge and fear of spamming. The discriminant model enables practitioners to predict the category to which consumers belong based on their responses to the factors of SMS advertising, and allows media practitioners to use SMS advertising more effectively.


Discriminant analysis; SMS advertising; infotainment

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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