Guerrilla Marketing


Guerrilla marketing refers to unconventional low budget marketing strategies that help to achieve more significant effects than traditional campaigns. The concept introduces the term and explores the characteristics, strengths and success factors of this marketing approach.

Technique Overview

Guerrilla Marketing

Guerrilla Marketing Definition

Guerrilla marketing refers to unconventional marketing tactics (mainly oriented to promotion) used when financial or other resources are limited or non-existent. The term typically describes opportunistic strategies based on surprise, humour and the use of existing established marketing campaigns as platforms to achieve high-impact, media tactics and effective marketing campaigns at minimal cost (Baltes and Liebing, 2008).

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  • Atik, D. and Yardakul, D. (2009) Guerrilla Marketing in SMEs. A Case Study of the Astonishing Succes of the Oil Company. In: Katrinli, A. (Ed.) International Entrepreneurship Congress 2009. SMEs and Entrepreneurship, Izmir University of Economics, Publication No. 038. pp. 33 - 38.
  • Baltes, G. and Leibing, I. (2008) Guerrilla Marketing for Information Services? New library World, Vol. 109(1/2), pp. 46–55.
  • Bresciani, S. and Eppler, M. (2010) Brand new ventures? Insights on start-ups’ Branding Practices. Journal of Product and Brand Management Vol. 19(5), pp. 356–366.
  • Brisbane Times (2010) Big Tobacco Hired Public Relations Firm to Lobby Government. [Online] Available at: www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/big-tobacco-hired-public-relations-firm-to-lobby-government-20100911-155bn.html

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