Personalized marketing messages in an online banking context: Does anybody notice?

J. Bragge, H. Kallio, A. Sunikka

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Abstract

In the 21st century the amount of research in personalization has grown exponentially. Much of this increased interest is linked with the Internet and other information technologies that enable efficient servicing of customers even on one-to-one basis. This paper reports on a research project, the first
part of which studied via focus groups the perceptions of a Nordic bank’s customers towards various personalized marketing messages in their online bank. We employed the Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM) of persuasion as a theoretical framework. In the second part, a 9-week field experiment
at an online bank was conducted. In this experiment, customers were shown personalized banner advertisements when they logged in to their online bank service. Three different types of financial products were promoted to three groups of customers. We compared the effectiveness of the personalized banners vs. default banners via click-stream analyses. Moreover, these online
promotions were compared with traditional direct-mail promotions. Our results are encouraging. The lifts of personalized banners compared to a default banner varied between 12 and 120. The pullpercentages, which measure the actual sales, were also higher than in the direct-mail promotions in two of the experiment’s three product cases.
Keywords: Personalization, Online bank, Online marketing, Online advertising, Click-stream data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECIS 16th European Conference on Information Systems, Galway, Ireland, 9-11 June, 2008
PublisherEuropean Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
ISBN (Print)955315921
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

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    Bragge, J., Kallio, H., & Sunikka, A. (2008). Personalized marketing messages in an online banking context: Does anybody notice? In ECIS 16th European Conference on Information Systems, Galway, Ireland, 9-11 June, 2008 European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS).