Lookup NU author(s): Dr Eleftherios Alamanos
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This paper investigates the previously little-researched role of digital signage (DS) in retail atmospherics, using an environmental psychology framework, drawing support from the Limited Capacity Model of Mediated Message Processing (LCM). DS consists of screen displays in public spaces showing video. The method consisted of a structured questionnaires quasi-experiment (n=357), comparing before and after DS installation against an unchanged control mall. Results demonstrate the effectiveness of DS, which has a positive effect on shoppers’ approach behaviours such as spending, mediated by perceptions of the retail environment and positive affect. Results are limited as the DS screens content was information-based, whereas according to LCM, people pay more attention to emotion-eliciting communications. The results have practical implications as digital signage appeals to employed shoppers. This study contributes to theory by providing a rare longitudinal environmental psychology study of the effects of an atmospheric stimulus on real shoppers in a real retail context.
Author(s): Dennis C, Michon R, Brakus J, Newman A, Alamanos E
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Consumer Behaviour
Print publication date: 29/11/2012
Online publication date: 23/10/2012
Acceptance date: 30/05/2012
ISSN (print): 1472-0817
ISSN (electronic): 1479-1838
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