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Targets & Segments

A New Tool Measures Children’s Emotional Response to Ads

  • Joëlle Vanhamme (EDHEC Business School in France) and Chung-Kit Chiu (freelance illustrator)
  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

Measuring emotions in children exposed to advertisements just got easier. A pictorial instrument developed by a French marketing professor and an illustrator can assess basic emotions, is particularly well-suited for 8- to 11-year-olds, and can be used by both practitioners and academics around the world without the need for translation.

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Evaluating Digital Audience Quality

In 2018, $57 billion was spent on digital display advertising. That doesn’t mean those resources were used wisely. One crucial issue is the need to focus on audience quality. Failure to do so can lead to consumers being buffeted with messages or confronted with irrelevant ones. As a result, they become frustrated and turned off. This equates to missed opportunities and wasted resources.

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Target Multicultural TV Viewers by Program Genres

  • J. P. James (Salem State University) and Tyrha Lindsey-Warren (Baylor University)
  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

Myths abound about planning and buying TV to reach multicultural audiences. The study seeks to dispel them, as it calls for targeting these increasingly valuable audiences by program genres instead of by the networks associated with ethnic groups and insists that the industry needs a new measurement standard in this area.

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Marketing to Hispanics

Marketers have become increasingly aware of how important it is to understand the characteristics and dynamics of the Hispanic market – the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. But what are the Hispanic segment’s media behavior and ad receptivity?

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