Determining the Impacts of Celebrity Based Brand Endorsements on Consumers’ Purchasing Intention
For the 21st Century marketing managers, the globalization has resulted in a fierce battle of the brands at the local and global levels. It has opened new brand investment avenues for the local and global brand advertising managers that are having both the promotional challenges and opportunities. The local and global businesses are rapidly expanding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa especially in its provincial Capital Peshawar. For the same reason, the brand managers are always in search of devising the most effective advertising techniques. Celebrity endorsement technique is amongst one of them. The current study aims to explore the effectiveness of celebrity endorsement as an advertising technique and investigates its relationship with the purchase intention of the buyers. The study has been conducted by taking 790 respondents from the urban and sub urban areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The impacts of various determinants of celebrity endorsement models were checked through simple linear regression analysis with the consumer purchasing intention. As a result, positive relationship was found between the celebrity endorsements and the buying intention of the buyers. The study has described useful academic as well as managerial implications for both the local and global brand advertisers.