Putting Things into Context: A Meta-Analysis of Media Context Effects on Attitudinal Outcomes
Eun Sook Kwon, Greg Nyilasy, Karen Whitehill King, Leonard N Reid
JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021
The role of media context in advertising has been the subject of interest for marketers and media practitioners over the past 50 years. However, there remains a lack of clarity on the relationship between media context and advertising outcomes. To structure previous literature and facilitate knowledge development, this study meta-analytically examines the relationship between media context and attitudinal outcome measures (i.e., consumers’ attitudes toward the ad/brand/product and purchase intentions [PI]). A total of 31 years of research findings, 96 studies, and 597 effect sizes involving 139,233 research participants were synthesized. The key findings suggest that different media context ..View full abstract
This study is funded by a Jim Kennedy New Media Professorship; the Cox Institute for Newspaper Management Studies; and the Broun Dissertation Research Fund, all of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia.