Metaverse marketing: how the metaverse will shape the future of consumer research and practice

Dwivedi, Y. K. et al. (2023) Metaverse marketing: how the metaverse will shape the future of consumer research and practice. Psychology and Marketing, 40(4), pp. 750-776. (doi: 10.1002/mar.21767)

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The initial hype and fanfare from the Meta Platforms view of how the metaverse could be brought to life has evolved into an ongoing discussion of not only the metaverse's impact on users and organizations but also the societal and cultural implications of widespread usage. The potential of consumer interaction with brands within the metaverse has engendered significant debate within the marketing-focused discourse on the key challenges and transformative opportunities for marketers. Drawing on insights from expert contributors, this study examines the marketing implications of the hypothetical widespread adoption of the metaverse. We identify new research directions and propose a new framework offering valuable contributions for academia, practice, and policy makers. Our future research agenda culminates in a checklist for researchers which clarifies how the metaverse can be beneficial to digital marketing and advertising, branding, services, value creation, and consumer wellbeing.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Veloutsou, Professor Cleopatra
Authors: Dwivedi, Y. K., Hughes, L., Wang, Y., Alalwan, A. A., Ahn, S. J., Balakrishnan, J., Barta, S., Belk, R., Buhalis, D., Dutot, V., Felix, R., Filieri, R., Flavián, C., Gustafsson, A., Hinsch, C., Hollensen, S., Jain, V., Kim, J., Krishen, A. S., Lartey, J. O., Pandey, N., Ribeiro-Navarrete, S., Raman, R., Rauschnabel, P. A., Sharma, A., Sigala, M., Veloutsou, C., and Wirtz, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Psychology and Marketing
ISSN (Online):1520-6793
Published Online:16 December 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Psychology and Marketing 40(4): 750-776
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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