How customers respond to social media advertising

Ping Yang, Kefang Li, Chunli Ji

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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the mediating effects of customer engagement on the relationships between customer's perceived values of social media advertising (SMA) and customer response, as well as the moderated mediating effect of media involvement. Design/methodology/approach: The sample was drawn from integrated resort tourists who use WeChat to browse advertisements of Macau integrated resorts. A total of 221 valid questionnaires were collected after three weeks of data collection. Findings: Results showed that the hedonic value and utilitarian value of SMA have a significant positive impact on customer response through customer engagement with SMA respectively and media involvement moderates the mediating effect of customer engagement on SMA. Originality/value: This study reveals the influence mechanism of social media advertising value on consumer response and pioneering attempts to highlight the moderated mediating effect of media involvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-243
Number of pages15
JournalMarketing Intelligence and Planning
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2023


  • Customer engagement
  • Customer response
  • Media involvement
  • Social media advertising value


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