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Environmental Claims And Advertisement Effectiveness: An Experimental Study On Print Advertisements

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  • Umit Alnıacık
  • Cengiz Yilmaz
  • Esra Alnıacık

    () (Gebze Institute of Technology
    Bogaziçi University
    Kocaeli University)

Abstract

The study investigates the effects of environmental claims and claim specificity on advertisement effectiveness. An experimental study is conducted using hypothetical print advertisements for three product categories, namely laundry machines, wrist watches, and DVD players. Findings indicate that the existence of environmental claims significantly improves respondent evaluations in the wrist watches and DVD players categories, whereas in the laundry machines category no such effects are observed. In addition, advertising claim specificity (using vague versus specific claims) significantly improves consumer evaluations of DVD players but does not seem to exert significant effects on evaluations of laundry machines and wrist watches. Theoretical and managerial implications of these findings are discussed.

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  • Umit Alnıacık & Cengiz Yilmaz & Esra Alnıacık, 2010. "Environmental Claims And Advertisement Effectiveness: An Experimental Study On Print Advertisements," Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences, Anadolu University, vol. 10(1), pages 85-106, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:10:y:2010:i:1:p:85-106
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    Keywords

    Green Advertising; Environmental Claims; Advertisement Effectiveness; Green Marketing; Experimental Design;

    JEL classification:

    • M37 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Advertising
    • M31 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Marketing

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