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Creative & Branded Content

Are Non-Local Sports Fans Bigger Sponsor Patrons than Locals?

  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

Fans who travel far to sporting events may be more valuable to sponsoring brands than previously thought. A research model tested against a cycling field study shows that “faraway” fans are more knowledgeable about the sport than locals, identify more strongly as a fan of the sport and have greater event attachment, potentially increasing their desire to support sponsoring brands.

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Risk Resonates with Youths in Marijuana Counter-Marketing Campaign

  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

After becoming the first state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana, Colorado launched a counter-marketing campaign aimed at discouraging those under age 21 from using the drug. Preliminary results from a study of the campaign show how it reshaped Colorado youngsters’ perceptions of pot use by focusing on fact-based risk messaging, revealing insights into the attitudes and behaviors of this demographic.

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The Art and Science of Advertising (Event Summary)

  • ARF & IPA PARTNER EVENT

The ARF and IPA partnered to present the best new thinking and empirical research for marketing effectiveness. Sessions were curated from our two 2021 flagship events — AUDIENCExSCIENCE and EffWorks Global — and designed to help you boost your business performance.

Key takeaways will be added to this page as they become available.

What Drives Consumers to Follow Influencers?

  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

Influencer advertising is on the rise, yet we know little about what prompts consumers to engage with the “star of the show”. A new study identifies six particular consumer segments that follow influencers, uncovering why they do so and how they react to influencer content—insights that serve as a guide to managing influencer/endorser relationships.

Inside the JAR: Going “Dark,” Causality, Gender and Creativity (Event Summary)

  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

At this Insights Studio, a global panel showcased their work published in the Journal of Advertising Research on the impact of halting advertising, methods to improve causality–analysis of TV ad effectiveness, gender roles in ads, and the emotional advertising creativity process. Going “dark” during the pandemic, use of counter-stereotypes, and causality in marketing-mixed modeling were among issues addressed in the concluding Q&A.

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Influencer Marketing: Best Practices, Trends & Covid’s Impact

Influencer marketing has grown more complex over a short period of time, and Covid has accelerated its development. Options have increased significantly while setting the right tone with consumers is perhaps more crucial than ever before. What consumers want to see is authentic relationships between brands and influencers. And the focus has shifted away from celebrities and towards niche, micro-influencers. The following Knowledge at Hand and CMO Brief cover a recent Knowledge Center report looking into the current state of influencer marketing, what the trends are, how Covid has affected this phenomenon and best practices when putting together an influencer strategy.

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