The Impact of Cultural Symbols and Spokesperson Identity on Attitudes and Intentions
Posted: 24 Jul 2013
Date Written: July 23, 2013
In today’s multicultural societies, ethnic targeting is increasingly important for marketing. Two main approaches to target ethnic minorities have emerged: messaging consumers when their ethnic identity is most salient, and featuring spokespeople who have the same heritage as the target. We conduct replications of two articles representative of these research streams: Forehand and Deshpandé (2001) and Deshpandé and Stayman (1994). Our findings identify generational status as an important boundary condition for these ethnic targeting strategies.
Keywords: advertising, ethnicity, identity, minority targeting
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