Marketing activities such as promotions contribute to about half of the budget of consumer goods manufacturing (Progressive Grocer, 1995). The years 1985-1990 saw an evident increase in the expenses relating to trade promotions (Forbes 1991). Brand loyalty among consumers has dropped down from 77% in 1975 to 62% in 1990, which is why there has been more emphasis on trade promotions than advertising (Business Week 1991).
Study of the issues, relating to changes in marketing activities over time from will allow us to comprehend the changes in consumer purchase decisions.
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Stimulating a consumer to purchase a product through confidence can be achieved through an effective advertisement which creates vigilance and knowledge by providing information, details etc. and also tend to change their mind-set and approach. (Lavidge & Steiner 1961)
In addition Callcott and Phillips (1996) stated that many researchers have implied that the advertisement with the most likeable cause has tremendously boosted the awareness of the ad and has resulted of an optimistic feelings towards the brand, which later converts into a purchasing behavior (Callcott & Phillips 1996)