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Roshan Priyankara, Sudath Weerasiri, Ravindra Dissanayaka, Manoj Jinadasa

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University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

ABSTRACT

This present paper explores the celebrities appearing on television advertisements. The purpose is to identify the influence of celebrity endorsement on consumer buying intention in Sri Lanka. Television Advertising is one of the marketing communication tools used to receive the attention of the customer and build their loyalty to perfume brands. Celebrity advertisement is an important and frequently used marketing tool to directly influence the consumers’ purchase intentions. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of celebrity endorsement on customer purchasing intention for perfume brands. The survey method was used as the research method. Questionnaire was utilized in gathering information from the respondents in Colombo and Gampaha in Sri Lanka. Cluster sampling was used to select a sample size of 100 and collected data were analyzed descriptively using the SPSS 20.0 version. Correlation analysis was conducted to establish the nature of the relationship between the celebrity endorsers and consumer purchasing intention. Results showed significant relationship between the celebrity endorsement (likability, credibility, personality, attractiveness, and expertise) and consumer purchasing intention, so that all five hypotheses were accepted by this exploration.

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celebrity endorsement, likability, personality, attractiveness, credibility, expertise and consumer purchasing intention

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