Business / Consumer Behaviour Case Study Auckland Theatre Company
Consumer Behaviour Case Study Auckland Theatre Company
Autor: rociel 17 May 2012
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Case Study 2.1
1. Discuss how the experience of Auckland Theatre Company relates to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
Based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, ATC seeks to create a prestigious experience to fulfill mainly the social and ego needs. Attending these formal performances allows consumers to spend time with their loved ones. At the same time, they have the opportunity to interact with the other consumers as well. Thus, group discounts were given to attract consumers to attend performances together. Big groups create opportunities for socialising after the performances which aids in satisfying ego needs as being spotted at a prestigious recreational activity gives psychological satisfaction. Consumers view theatre performances as a more prestigious pastime as compared to other kinds of activities. Being a subscriber of ATC would boost their ego needs as they would have the opportunities to meet up with the cast and understand the happenings behind the scenes. Being seen holding on to the subscription booklets will further satisfy their ego needs. Consumers will also be encouraged to give their feedbacks which were taken into consideration by ATC for future improvements. When consumers feel more involved, they tend to feel that they are of a higher status than other non-subscribers.
2. Helen Bartle’s explanation for why people attend Auckland Theatre Company’s productions is based on informal conversations with audience members, rather than formal motivational research. What benefits would Bartle gain from conducting motivational research with Auckland Theatre Company customers?
Motivational researches consist of both formal and informal researches designed to uncover consumer’s subconscious motivations and actual reasons, like emotions and attitudes, behind their product or brand usage behavior (Schiffman et al., 2011). Today’s researches are mainly focus on the subconscious mind like the study of semiotics that reveal that symbols are able to influence the sub...