Guilt by association: How chumbox advertising affects news readers’ perceptions
Paper presented at the 102nd Annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Top Scholar-to-Scholar Presentation Award)
Abstract: As content referral widgets and other forms of native advertising continue to be lucrative means of subsidizing journalism, critics and industry observers have derided these “chumboxes” as damaging to the user experience and the journalism they’re adjacent to. This study theorizes mechanisms behind this proposition and tests it in two controlled experiments. Results suggest that effects of chumbox ads on perceptions of message and source credibility depend on article context, such that the presence of chumboxes damages message and source credibility in circumstances where readers are more motivated to read the article.
Effects of Brand Name versus Empowerment Advertising Campaign Hashtags in Branded Instagram Posts of Luxury versus Mass-market Brands
Abstract: Through 2 studies, this research examined consumer responses to empowerment hashtags in social media-based fashion advertising. The findings of Study 1 indicated that consumers showed more favorable attitudes towards empowerment campaign hashtags than brand name hashtags, and that perceived information value of hashtags meditated the relationship between hashtag type and attitudes toward the hashtags. […]
The Covert Advertising Recognition and Effects (CARE) model: Processes of persuasion in native advertising and other masked formats
Abstract: Covert advertisements, or those that utilize the guise and delivery mechanisms of familiar non-advertising formats, differ from other more direct forms of advertising in several ways that are important for understanding users’ psychological responses. Research across various covert advertising formats including various forms of sponsored editorial content, other native advertising formats, and product placement […]