Abstract: Humor is a popular appeal used in global advertising and with the growing use of comedic violence ads in the U.S., it is a worthwhile endeavor to see whether comedic violence ads by U.S. brands could travel globally. This research conducted three studies in three countries, chosen for their distinctively different cultural tendencies and market potential: the U.S., Korea, and Croatia. Across the studies it was found that (1) individuals in the U.S. used aggressive humor in daily life more than Koreans or Croatians, (2) U.S. had higher perceived humor and ad attitudes toward the comedic violence ad than in Korea or Croatia, and (3) U.S. individuals found the comedic violence ad funnier for themselves than for others in different cultures while Koreans thought the ad was less funny for themselves than for others in different cultures. Croatians did not have response differences between self vs. others. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.
The Effects of In-stream Video Advertising on Ad Memory Encoding: A Neurophysiological Study
Lee, Seungji, Jooyoung Kim, Glenna Read, and Sung-Phil Kim, “The Effects of In-stream Video Advertising on Ad Memory Encoding: A Neurophysiological Study,” Journal of Advertising Abstract: Although in-stream video advertising is common, its effects […]
Effects of Risk Disclosure and Call to Action on Young Adults’ Responses to Dietary Supplement Advertising
Wenqing Zhao (PhD student), Yan Jin, and Elise Karinshak (undergraduate alum). (Forthcoming). “Effects of Risk Disclosure and Call to Action on Young Adults’ Responses to Dietary Supplement Advertising”. International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing. […]