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Perceptions of Advertising by Dog Owners and Non-Dog Owners: An Experimental Study

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Bailey Elizabeth Belcher (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/
Advisor
Michael Dotson

Abstract: More Americans are traveling with their pets every year. Unfortunately, not all travelers enjoy being surrounded by other traveler’s pets. Hotels are having an increasingly difficult time reaching both target markets without turning away one or the other. The current study examines how each target market is affected by three differing levels of advertisements. The advertisements differ based on the involvement of pets in the advertisement. It was found that the advertisement with the most pet involvement turned away non-dog owners more than it attracted dog owners.

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Thesis
Belcher, B.E. (2011). Perceptions of Advertising by Dog Owners and Non-Dog Owners: An Experimental Study. Unpublished master’s thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2011
Keywords
Hospitality, travel, pet owners, advertising, hotel