Shoppers' experiences of digital signage - a cross-national qualitative study

Newman, Andrew and Dennis, Charles and Wright, Len Tiu and King, Tamira (2010) Shoppers' experiences of digital signage - a cross-national qualitative study. International Journal of Digital Content Technology and its Applications, 4 (7). pp. 50-57. ISSN 1975-9339

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4156/jdcta.vol4.issue7.5

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Abstract

Digital signage, sometimes known as a Digital Communications Network (DCN) or private plasma
screen network, has been little researched to date. This paper puts forward the view that signage is a
very important facet of modern life due to its ubiquitous and visible nature to advertise the names of
brands, services and the corporate names of supplier organisations and high street stores, to direct
people as to where to go for special events and so on. The paper focuses on how consumer shopping
behaviour can be enhanced by an atmospheric stimulus and the ways in which digital signage can
affect consumer perceptions about the brand names or image of shopping malls. A qualitative study is
carried out with empirical results evaluating how digital signage screens can improve the image of
shopping malls and create a favourable shopping atmosphere. The findings showed that the effects are
influenced by the audio and video contents and also by the locations of the screens. In addition to the
obvious application to shopping malls in improving business-to-consumer appeal to shoppers the
findings are of use to suppliers of digital signage in business-to-business marketing of their systems to
shopping mall tenants.

Keywords:Digital signage, Digital communications network, DCNs, Branding, Shopping malls, Shopping centres, Consumer buying behaviour, qualitative study
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N240 Retail Management
J Technologies > J990 Technologies not elsewhere classified
C Biological Sciences > C890 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:12927
Deposited On:10 Jan 2014 11:37

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