Color or education of advertising characters? Preferences among undergraduates

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Sérgio Luiz do Amaral Moretti
José Mauro da Costa Hernandez
Patricia Morilha Muritiba
Sérgio Muritiba


The literature on the evaluation of characters in advertising shows that the identification of social groups with ethnics varies according to the investigated object. With the aim of contributing to this field a survey was carried out with 4200 university tudents, in order to identify their reactions to a watch advertisement. The analysis considered three dependent variables, evaluating advertising, product and character; and three independent variables, evaluating the color of the respondent as well as the color and the educational level of the character perceived by the respondents. The results showed that the color of the skin of the character had little effect on the evaluation of the advertisement or the product, even among respondents who were of the same skin color. However, the perception of the educational level of the character was significant to explain the different atings of the advertising and the product.


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MORETTI, S. L. do A.; HERNANDEZ, J. M. da C.; MURITIBA, P. M.; MURITIBA, S. Color or education of advertising characters? Preferences among undergraduates. RAE - Revista de Administracao de Empresas , [S. l.], v. 51, n. 5, p. 498–510, 2011. Disponível em: Acesso em: 18 jul. 2024.
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Patricia Morilha Muritiba