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An Interdisciplinary Examination of the Material Effects of Deceptive Sport Beverage Advertisements Nathaniel J. Evans

Abstract: Sport companies frequently make product claims in advertisements to influence consumer purchase decisions. Sport beverages, in particular, often tout health benefits and performance claims. Unfortunately, some sport beverage claims may be false or misleading, persuading consumers to erroneously purchase products due to incorrect information. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) prohibits any deceptive advertising resulting […]

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Do human values matter for promoting brands on social media? How social media users’ values influence valuable brand-related activities such as sharing, content creation, and reviews. Joe Phua

Abstract: Companies consider social media‐based consumer engagement behaviors such as sharing, content creation, and reviews for brands as more valuable than “liking” or consuming brand content. Studies show that branded content shared or created by consumers on social media may drive more brand awareness and loyalty than “likes” (Adweek, 2013). Global companies are increasingly focusing […]

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Grant Awarded to Dr. Jeong-Yeob Han Jeong-Yeob Han

The Owens Institute for Behavioral Research (OIBR) Faculty Seed Grant Program in support of “Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence in Immigrant Communities: Development of a Social Marketing Strategy” – $10,000 -11/01/2019-10/31/2020 w/ Joon Choi (Social Work) as Principal Investigator; Jeong-Yeob Han (Advertising & Public Relations) and Pamela Orpinas (Public Health) as Co-Principal Investigators. Abstract: […]

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Jeong-Yeob Han has one the 2019 Enzaim Best Article Award. Jeong-Yeob Han

Jeong-Yeob Han has won the 2019 Enzaim Best Article Award from Korea Health Communication Association (KHCA), in recognition of the article published in the journal Health Communication Research:  “Co-presence in Gamified Geosocial Mobile Fitness Applications: Its Determinants and Effects on Perceived Support, Exercise Self-Efficacy, and Exercise Adherence”. This article is authored by a Grady alumnus Soela […]

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The role of firm’s commitment to the environment in green advertising for the sustainable markets Dong Jae (Jay) Lim

Abstract: We investigated factors influencing consumers’ evaluations of ads for sustainable luxury products and found that their attitudes were subject to two types of environmental messages: depictions of firms’ own eco-friendly efforts and calls on consumers to recycle. This investigation presents clear evidence that in luxury advertising, green ads can effectively influence consumers when they […]

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Participation in Electronic Cigarette-Related Social Media Communities: Effects on Attitudes towards Quitting, Self-efficacy, and Intention to Quit. Joe Phua

Abstract: This study examined the effects of joining and actively participating in e-cigarette-related social media communities (SMCs), along with e-cigarette-related subjective norms, and social identification with other e-cigarette users, on current e-cigarette users’ attitudes towards quitting, self-efficacy, and intention to quit. Results (N=1016) indicated that greater e-cigarette-related social media use, more positive e-cigarette-related subjective norms […]

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Do public relations practitioners perceptually share ingroup affiliation with journalists? David Clementson

Abstract: Upwards of 200 studies over the past hundred years have reported on the relationship between public relations practitioners and journalists. However, no experiment has compared the group members’ perceptions when seeing their roles in action. Inspired by frameworks of social identity theory, intergroup deception, and the black sheep effect, we test how public relations […]

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Can we find the right balance in cause-related marketing? Analyzing the boundaries of balance theory in evaluating brand-cause partnerships. Itai Himelboim

Abstract: Cause‐related marketing (CRM) refers to the phenomenon where brands partner with causes, such as nonprofit organizations. Consumers may see some CRM partnerships as less compatible than others, however the level of perceived compatibility differs from one consumer to another. We know a great deal about how perceptions of compatibility affect attitude and behavior toward […]

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