The Influence of Movie Genre on Audience Reaction to Product Placement

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The Influence of Movie Genre on Audience Reaction to Product Placement: The use of brand placements is quite evident in movies today. The success of some brands reporting a phenomenal sales increase may be partly dependent on the type of movie in which the brand is placed. Employing 200 university students, this paper examined the effects of movie genre on brand placement. Students completed a questionnaire after watching and evaluating one 30-minute movie clip categorized by genre—comedy, drama, and science fiction. The study compared the effects of genre on brand recall, brand liking, and consumer's reactions toward brand placement. Central to the practice of using brand placement in movies is the belief that the humor found in a comedy movie would help create a favorable response toward brand placement. It did not. The comedy genre did not outrank the other genres on brand recall/recognition, brand liking, and attitude toward brand placement. However, this research did confirm the findings of previous research that prominent brand placements promote a significantly higher level of brand awareness than subtle brand placements.

Does branded product placement in film enhance realism and product recognition by consumers? (DLR van der Waldt, May 2007) : Product placement in films receives renewed focus in integrated marketing communication (IMC). One of the main concerns with regard to product placement as a marketing communication tool is that marketers have little knowledge if consumers are aware of product placements or recognise products that are deliberately placed in feature films by markerters and advertisers. The following specific research objectives are put forward in this paper to determine; if product placements in film...

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...ny studies have investigated consumers‟ attitudes toward product placement in media content, such as movies and TV shows. However, few studies have explored the influence of peer communication and media consumption on product placement attitudes and purchase intention of products that displayed in TV shows. Drawing on the consumer socialization framework, this paper investigates product placement attitudes and behavioral intentions via online survey. Moreover, this research examined the impact of reading online consumer review of placed products as an extended socialization variable. Results show that peer communication, a socialization agent, is strongly related to both product placement-related attitudes and purchase intentions. Findings also indicate that reading online consumer reviews of placed products is a good predictor of consumers‟ purchase intentions.

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