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I Saw It In the Movies, But Does That Matter? Product Placement in A Cross Cultural Study between Brazill and the USA

The broader objective of this study was to measure the attitudes of consumers regarding the brand displayed by this strategy as well as to highlight recall, recognition and purchase intentions generated by product placement on consumers from both Brazil and the USA. Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficient ensured the reliability of survey instruments. The study involved the use of the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) for the hypothesis testing. This study used the Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) to assess both the convergent and discriminant validities instead of using the Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) or the Principal Component Analysis (PCA). This reinforced for the use of the regression Chi Square and T statistical tests in further. Only hypothesis H3 was rejected, the rest were not. T test provided insight findings on specific subgroup significant differences. It can be concluded that product placement varies markedly in the U.S. from Brazil based on the influence of a range of factors. In order for product placement to become more competitive in the promotional marketing, there will be the need for researchers to extend focus from the traditional variables and add knowledge on the conventional marketplace.

Publication Information
Article Title: I Saw It In the Movies, But Does That Matter? Product Placement in A Cross Cultural Study between Brazill and the USA
Journal: Brazilian Journal of Marketing (2013)
12 (2), 1-29
Author(s): Boering, R.;  Torres, Urdan;  Gentry, James W
Researcher Information
    
Gentry, James W
Gentry, James W
Emeritus
Expertise:
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Cross-Cultural Issues
  • Family Decision Making
  • International Consumerism
  • International - Asia
Marketing
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