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This advert makes me cry: Disclosure of emotional response to advertisement on Facebook

This advert makes me cry: Disclosure of emotional response to advertisement on Facebook

Mogaji, Emmanuel ORCID: 0000-0003-0544-4842 (2016) This advert makes me cry: Disclosure of emotional response to advertisement on Facebook. Cogent Business & Management, 3 (1):1177906. ISSN 2331-1975 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/23311975.2016.1177906)

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Abstract

As social media is transforming how consumers interact with brands and how brand-related content is consumed, this paper aims to investigate if and how Facebook users express their emotions towards advertisements of brand share on the site. Seven hundred and three comments about the Lloyds 250th Anniversary advertisement on Facebook were analysed as positive, negative or neutral attitude towards the advert. Facebook users found the advertisement emotionally appealing and voluntarily report their emotion of love, pride and in some cases anger. The presence of an iconic image like the black horse and the cover music was found to be emotionally appealing. The background music as well aroused positive emotions and engaging. This study introduces the possibility of analysing Facebook comments on brand content to understand consumers’ emotional responses and attitudes to the brand. Managers can explore these opportunities to identify what consumers find interesting in advertisements and how best to develop their creative strategies. It also offers the opportunity to allocate resources better to engage consumers with creative advertisement. Unlike interviews or surveys, this is a pioneering study on measuring emotional responses to advertisement through users’ self-report on social media.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s). This open access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 license.
Uncontrolled Keywords: emotional response, attitude, advertisement, Facebook, Lloyds, UK
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2018 09:55
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/19593

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