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The Impact of Program Environment on Recall of Humorous Television Commercials

John H. Murphy, Isabella C. M. Cunningham and Gary B. Wilcox
Journal of Advertising
Vol. 8, No. 2 (Spring, 1979), pp. 17-21
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4188250
Page Count: 5
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Abstract

This study investigated the possible effect of television program types on the recall performance of humorous television commercials. An experimental design was developed to test the relative performance of the same humorous and non-humorous ads in three different contextual environments--situation comedy, action/adventure, and documentary. The findings indicate that the recall performance of commercials and of the product or service promoted are both affected by the program environment within which the ads appear.

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