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Creative & Branded Content

How Diversity in Advertising is Evolving

  • WOMEN IN ANALYTICS

The event addressed how diversity in advertising is evolving. Consumers want to buy from companies that commit to diversity but mere representational presence in ads is not enough. Brands that produce creative that is authentic in context, and elicits emotion from consumers, will garner loyalty and ROI. Leaders from Microsoft and Kantar shared how we can collectively understand nuances better to debunk stereotypes and empower all groups of people.

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Does Anthropomorphism Help or Hurt Brands Entering Foreign Markets?

  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

Talking M&Ms, Mr. Peanut, the Michelin Man and the Pillsbury Doughboy are among the most popular anthropomorphic product characters, many of which we remember since childhood. A new study asks: How can a brand that uses this popular communication strategy avoid the negative impact of consumer ethnocentrism—the belief that buying foreign products is wrong—when entering foreign markets?

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JAR Calls for Papers: Immersive Technologies & Prosocial Advertising

  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

Editors at the Journal of Advertising Research have launched two new calls for papers on timely themes — one on immersive technologies and the other on prosocial advertising messages. Interested in contributing your robust work in these areas? Read on to learn about goals for each call and the journal’s resources and support toward submitting a successful paper.

Negative Outcomes from Multiple Influencer Exposures Fade Over Time

  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

A single persuasive message by a social media influencer can positively drive consumer behaviors and attitudes, but what are the potential effects from multiple exposures over time? With an eye on consumer skepticism in today's dynamic media environments, this article explores both short-term and long-term effects in this area. Hint: Time heals.

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