Title

Misplaced Marketing: Why Television is the “Wrong” Environment for Public Service Advertising Campaigns

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

3 p.

Publication Date

2001

Publisher

Emerald

Source Publication

Journal of Consumer Marketing

Source ISSN

0736-3761

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1108/EUM0000000006153

Abstract

Notes that research has shown that advertising efforts to promote social causes rarely reach meaningful levels of effectiveness. Points out that while the media provide the right emotional climate for advertising messages that encourage consumption, it follows that the media provide the wrong environment for messages that discourage consumption or other behaviors. Concludes that money spent might best be redirected to other prevention efforts that more directly accompish the social progam’s goals.

Comments

Journal of Consumer Marketing, Vol. 18, No. 6 (2001): 471 - 473. DOI. Publisher Link.