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The relationship between culture and advertising appeals for services

Mortimer, K. and Grierson, S. (2010) The relationship between culture and advertising appeals for services. Journal of Marketing Communications. 16(3) 1466-4445.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: This paper contributes to our limited knowledge of international service advertising. It first compares the type of advertising appeals utilised in service advertisements in both France and the UK. Second, it explores whether the cultural dimensions of the two countries are related to the type of appeals being utilised by using the work of Albers-Miller (1996) who posited links between the advertising appeals identified by Pollay (1983) and individual cultural dimensions utilised in Hofstede's (2001) framework. Such an exploration has been undertaken for business advertising appeals previously but not consumer services. The results indicate first that English advertisements use more rational appeals than French advertisements, as predicted, but that both countries use more emotional appeals than rational for both utilitarian and experiential services. Second, that France, identified as having a higher Uncertainty-Avoidance dimension, makes greater use of the appeals linked with that dimension
Creators: Mortimer, Kathleen and Grierson, Samantha
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Sustainable Business Practices
Research Centres > Centre for Sustainable Business Practices

Faculties > Faculty of Business & Law > Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Date: 1 July 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Marketing Communications
Volume: 16
Number: 3
Language: English
ISSN: 1466-4445
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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