Cause related marketing (CRM) is a strategy that aims to communicate a company’s strivingfor corporate social responsibility and to improve brand image. A strategy to increaseconsumers’ emotional involvement toward a product–cause association is to describe thecause in vivid terms. In two experiments we investigated how vivid messages mightincrease the effectiveness of CRM strategy. We sought to demonstrate that a vivid descriptionof the cause could infl uence consumers’ preferences and trust in the effective use ofmoney collected by selling the product. Experiment 1 results showed that individuals preferproducts associated with a vivid message of the social cause rather than products associatedwith a pallid message. Experiment 2 results suggested that vivid messages inducemore positive affective reactions and a higher trust in the effective use of money than pallidones. In the fi nal section, the implications of CRM for corporate social responsibility arediscussed.

A strategy to communicate corporate social responsability: Cause related marketing and its dark side / Baghi, Ilaria; Rubaltelli, E; Tedeschi, Marcello. - In: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 1535-3958. - STAMPA. - 16:1(2009), pp. 15-26. [10.1002/csr.174]

A strategy to communicate corporate social responsability: Cause related marketing and its dark side

BAGHI, ILARIA;TEDESCHI, Marcello
2009

Abstract

Cause related marketing (CRM) is a strategy that aims to communicate a company’s strivingfor corporate social responsibility and to improve brand image. A strategy to increaseconsumers’ emotional involvement toward a product–cause association is to describe thecause in vivid terms. In two experiments we investigated how vivid messages mightincrease the effectiveness of CRM strategy. We sought to demonstrate that a vivid descriptionof the cause could infl uence consumers’ preferences and trust in the effective use ofmoney collected by selling the product. Experiment 1 results showed that individuals preferproducts associated with a vivid message of the social cause rather than products associatedwith a pallid message. Experiment 2 results suggested that vivid messages inducemore positive affective reactions and a higher trust in the effective use of money than pallidones. In the fi nal section, the implications of CRM for corporate social responsibility arediscussed.
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A strategy to communicate corporate social responsability: Cause related marketing and its dark side / Baghi, Ilaria; Rubaltelli, E; Tedeschi, Marcello. - In: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 1535-3958. - STAMPA. - 16:1(2009), pp. 15-26. [10.1002/csr.174]
Baghi, Ilaria; Rubaltelli, E; Tedeschi, Marcello
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