Exploring the boundaries of nostalgic advertising effects: a consideration of childhood brand exposure and attachment on consumers' responses to nostalgia-themed advertisements

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Date: January-March 2014
From: Journal of Advertising(Vol. 43, Issue 1)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group LLC
Document Type: Article
Length: 9,682 words
Lexile Measure: 1530L

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This study examines empirically the differential influence of past brand associations (specifically, in-home childhood brand exposure and past personal attachment) on consumers' reactions to nostalgia-themed advertisements. Results support the expectation that the effect of nostalgia on brand-focused outcomes (purchase intentions and brand attitude) will be most pronounced for those who have had some past personal association with the advertised brand. However, this effect was not observed for ad-focused responses (ad involvement and attitude toward the ad); as hypothesized, the nostalgic ad produced more favorable responses than the non-nostalgic ad, irrespective of participants' past association with the brand.

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