Journal article

Get Them Laughing to Get Them Drinking: An Analysis of Alcohol Advertising Themes Across Multiple Media in Australia

Simone Pettigrew, Michelle Jongenelis, Gregory Jongenelis, Hannah Pierce, Julia Stafford, Danica Keric

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs | ALCOHOL RES DOCUMENTATION INC CENT ALCOHOL STUD RUTGERS UNIV | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: Efforts to develop and implement effective advertising regulations require a comprehensive understanding of alcohol promotion techniques used across a rapidly growing range of media platforms. The aim of this study was to analyze themes commonly used in alcohol ads in order to identify commonalities and differences by media type and the implications for existing regulatory frameworks. METHOD: In total, 628 Australian alcohol advertisements were coded according to media used for dissemination and themes known to be attractive to children and young people or problematic in other ways (humor, sport, mateship/friendship, manliness, value for money, buying in bulk, partying, sexual att..

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