The effects of TV unhealthy food brand placement on Children: Its separate and joint effect with advertising

Uribe, Rodrigo; Fuentes-García, Alejandra

Keywords: children, synergy, advertising, Product placement, Food marketing


This paper examines the effect of unhealthy food brand placement on children across different age groups (9, 12 and 15 year-old children). Results show that both brand awareness, and the behavioral disposition (toward junk food and McDonald's) increased when children were exposed to this marketing technique (in comparison with the control group). In the case of age, older groups (12–15) performed better in brand awareness, but scored lower in behavioral disposition than the 9-year-old group. Moreover, the joint use of advertising and placement (synergy) increased the effect of these communication tactics on children. Results are discussed in terms of previous results of the studies providing evidence of the influence of promotional tools of junk food on children.

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Título de la Revista: APPETITE
Volumen: 91
Número: 1
Fecha de publicación: 2015
Página de inicio: 165
Página final: 172
Idioma: English
Notas: ISI