Toward advancing theory on creativity in marketing and artificial intelligence

Nisreen Ameen, Gagan Deep Sharma, Shlomo Tarba, Amar Rao, Ritika Chopra

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Creativity has been identified as the future of marketing; at the same time, artificial intelligence (AI) is enabling more automation in this field. The theories and frameworks in the literature have not yet sufficiently explained the impact of AI on creativity in marketing. Hence, this research aims to advance theories on creativity in marketing and AI by conducting a comprehensive review of the literature. Our review covers 156 papers published between 1990 and 2021, compiled on the basis of the Scientific Procedures and Rationales for Systematic Literature Reviews (SPAR-4-SLR) protocol and the theory–context–characteristics–methodology (TCCM) framework. We advance theory in the field by proposing a new organizing framework to guide the integration of the identified themes and synthesize the antecedents, dimensions, and outcomes of creativity in marketing and AI. Furthermore, to assist academics and practitioners we propose a typology of the key skills required for creativity in marketing and the impact of specific AI capabilities on these skills. This article serves as a foundation for researchers by providing a holistic understanding of the integration of AI into creativity in marketing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1802-1825
Number of pages24
JournalPsychology & Marketing
Issue number9
Early online date2 Jun 2022
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022

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