An exploration of the marketing readiness of websites
Adam, Stewart, Bednall, David and Fitzgerald, David 2006, An exploration of the marketing readiness of websites, in ANZMAC 2006 : Advancing theory, maintaining relevance, proceedings, Queensland University of Technology, School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations, Brisbane, Qld., pp. 1-7.
The aim of the reported study was to assess the marketing readiness of websites using a tool developed from studies in the late 1990s. The research hypotheses suggest that, in line with earlier studies, government websites are more marketing ready than commercial service organisation sites in Australia. The paper reports findings that commercial service organisation websites are not as marketing ready as might be expected. The research hypotheses are partially supported in that Victorian local government websites show evidence of more sophisticated marketing capability than those of commercial service organisations in Australia and that the service organisations sampled are less likely to employ the Web as a marketing channel than local government.
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