The study was initiated to assess the attitude towards mobile marketing among students of Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. The objective of the study is to evaluate whether the university students have accepted Mobile/SMS advertising positively and to understand the issues students experienced and the thoughts they perceived from educational perspective considering different factors affecting their attitude towards Mobile/SMS advertising. Data were collected from 98 students using convenience sampling method. The major results of the study indicated students do not have a strong positive attitude towards mobile advertising and they believe that it has a negative factor on quality of education. The study recommended the mobile marketers to properly segment their customers in order to stop irrelevant messages being sent and ethio–telecom to start to apply permission-marketing in order to protect its customers from disturbance.
Key words: Mobile advertising, mobile marketing, permission marketing, Bahir Dar University.
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