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Media context and advertising effectiveness: The role of context appreciation and context-ad similarity

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  • P. DE PELSMACKER
  • M. GEUENS

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  • P. ANCKAERT

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Humorous, warm and rational television and print advertisements are tested in similar television and print contexts. The impact of ad style/context style congruency and context appreciation on the attitude towards the ad and on recall was studied. Results showed that low involvement individuals perceived ads embedded in a congruent context as clearer and more likable. High involvement individuals perceived ads embedded in a contrasting context as having a higher likeability and clarity. Ads shown in a highly appreciated television or print context resulted in a more positive attitude towards the ad. As opposed to a print environment, in a television context ad content and brand recall were also positively influenced by a positively appreciated context.

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Paper provided by Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in its series Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium with number 02/162.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2002
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Handle: RePEc:rug:rugwps:02/162

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