Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

The Power of Strangers: The Effect of Incidental Consumer Brand Encounters on Brand Choice

Contents:

Author Info

  • Rosellina Ferraro
  • James R. Bettman
  • Tanya L. Chartrand
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    In the course of daily encounters with other consumers, an individual may be incidentally exposed to various brands. We refer to these situations as incidental consumer brand encounters (ICBEs). This research examines how ICBEs influence brand choice. Four studies provide evidence that repeated exposure to simulated ICBEs increases choice of the focal brand for people not aware of the brand exposure, that perceptual fluency underlies these effects, and that these effects are moderated by perceivers' automatic responses to the type of user observed with the brand. (c) 2008 by JOURNAL OF CONSUMER RESEARCH, Inc..

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdf/10.1086/592944
    File Function: link to full text
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal Journal of Consumer Research.

    Volume (Year): 35 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 5 (09)
    Pages: 729-741

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:ucp:jconrs:v:35:y:2009:i:5:p:729-741

    Contact details of provider:
    Web page: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JCR/

    Related research

    Keywords:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as in new window

    Cited by:
    1. Rares MOCANU, 2013. "Brand Image as a Function of Self-Image and Self-Brand Connection," Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy Journal, College of Management, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, vol. 1(3), pages 387-408, December.
    2. Czellar, Sandor & Sprott, David E. & Spangenberg, Eric R. & Raska, David, 2009. "Consumer reactions to self-expressive brand display," Les Cahiers de Recherche 918, HEC Paris.
    3. Oliver B├╝ttner & Arnd Florack & Benjamin Serfas, 2014. "A Dual-Step and Dual-Process Model of Advertising Effects: Implications for Reducing the Negative Impact of Advertising on Children's Consumption Behaviour," Journal of Consumer Policy, Springer, vol. 37(2), pages 161-182, June.
    4. Herrmann, Andreas & Rossberg, Nadja & Huber, Frank & Landwehr, Jan R. & Henkel, Sven, 2011. "The impact of mimicry on sales - Evidence from field and lab experiments," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 32(3), pages 502-514, June.
    5. Brasel, S. Adam, 2012. "How focused identities can help brands navigate a changing media landscape," Business Horizons, Elsevier, vol. 55(3), pages 283-291.
    6. Morgan Ward & Joseph Goodman & Julie Irwin, 2014. "The same old song: The power of familiarity in music choice," Marketing Letters, Springer, vol. 25(1), pages 1-11, March.
    7. Zimmerman, Frederick J., 2013. "Habit, custom, and power: A multi-level theory of population health," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 80(C), pages 47-56.
    8. Woodside, Arch G. & Megehee, Carol M. & Sood, Suresh, 2012. "Conversations with(in) the collective unconscious by consumers, brands, and relevant others," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 65(5), pages 594-602.

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ucp:jconrs:v:35:y:2009:i:5:p:729-741. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Journals Division).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.