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Cultural Values And Effective Executional Techniques In Advertising

Kim-Shyan Fam, Reinhard Grohs
Published 2007 · Business

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Purpose – The purpose of this study is to examine likeable executional techniques in advertising across five Asian countries and their impact on purchase intentions.Design/methodology/approach – A total of 1,000 urban young adults in five Asian countries (HK, China, Indonesia, Thailand and India) were telephone interviewed on their thoughts about the TV advertisement/s that they liked, product that was being advertised and purchase intention. Their responses were summarised into seven likeable executional techniques and product categories.Findings – There is not a specific likeable executional technique that influences a purchase in four of the five countries. India is the only country where significant but weak overall model fit observed. These results demonstrate that, while there are differences among the countries, people in the same cohort broadly share the same values. For product categories, our findings demonstrate that product nature may moderate cultural influence on advertising effectiveness.Pr...
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