This research study takes a look at corporate social responsibility as a marketing strategy for organizational performance. The study makes use of both primary and secondary data and granger causality test was adopted as the estimation techniques. However, the objective of the study is to examine the impact of corporate social responsibility on marketing strategy in an organization. The primary data make use of questionnaire that was distributed to 120 staff of Zenith bank of Nigeria plc and the raw data from the questionnaire were coded to become a grouped data. With the secondary data the study makes use of a simple regression model formulated to take care of the topic of the research study and granger causality test was used to analyse the issue and the result revealed that there is causality that run from corporate social responsibility and marketing strategy. The study concludes and recommends that there exist some inherent pitfalls in CSR regarding marketing operations of corporate organizations, which tend to negate the interest of consumers. It is concluded that firms should endeavour to apply best practices of CSR in their marketing activities to protect the interest of consumers and the society.
Keywords: Corporate social responsibility; marketing strategy; granger causality test; consumers; organizations
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