Persistence Modeling for Assessing Marketing Strategy Performance
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The question of long-run market response lies at the heart of any marketing strategy that tries to create a sustainable competitive advantage for the firm or brand. A key challenge, however, is that only short-run results of marketing actions are readily observable. Persistence modeling addresses the problem of long-run market-response quantification by combining into one measure of “net long-run impact” the chain reaction of consumer response, firm feedback and competitor response that emerges following the initial marketing action. In this paper, we (i) summarize recent marketing-strategic insights that have been accumulated through various persistence modeling applications, (ii) provide an introduction to some of the most frequently used persistence modeling techniques, and (iii) identify some other strategic research questions where persistence modeling may prove to be particularly valuable.
- M : Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting
- C44 : Statistical Decision Theory; Operations Research
- M31 : Marketing
- persistence modeling