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Understanding the Effects of Color: How the Correspondence between Available and Required Resources Affects Attitudes

  • Meyers-Levy, Joan
  • Peracchio, Laura A
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    The impact of presenting full-color, black-and-white, and color-highlighted ad photos is examined under different processing resource conditions. When viewers devote few resources to processing, ads with some color outperform black-and-white ads. However, when viewers engage in more effortful ad processing, attitudes are sensitive to the match between available and required resources. When the substantial resources devoted to ad processing are inadequate of thorough ad scrutiny, black-and-white ads or those that color highlight aspects highly relevant to ad claims are more persuasive. By contrast, when available resources better approximate those required for extensive ad scrutiny, full-color ads or ads that color highlight ad photo elements that are highly relevant to the ad claims are more persuasive than either black-and-white ads or ads that color highlight aspects of low relevance to ad claims. These outcomes are interpreted by extending notions offered by elaboration-likelihood and resource theories. Copyright 1995 by the University of Chicago.

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

    Volume (Year): 22 (1995)
    Issue (Month): 2 (September)
    Pages: 121-38

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    Handle: RePEc:ucp:jconrs:v:22:y:1995:i:2:p:121-38
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