Advertising – Effect of Media and Other Sources on Movie Selection

Dennis Haggerty

September 19, 2022


The influence of interpersonal communication has been proven to influence movie audiences. Advertising research has shown that movies with low marketing budgets often become box-office successes. Anecdotal evidence also supports this theory. A recent study has revealed that the opinions of their friends also influence moviegoers.

Product placement replaces traditional advertising.

Product placement is a relatively new medium for advertising and represents a significant shift in how brands engage with consumers. While this new medium is riskier than traditional advertising, the rewards are much higher. In today’s world, where traditional advertising is declining in reach, product placements are the best way to tap into a market largely untouched by mainstream media.

Product placement is not limited to movies; it is also prevalent in television shows and video games. Almost seventy percent of all TV shows and video games feature product placements. During the last five years, the market for product placements in entertainment grew by 27.9% per year, making it worth $14 billion.

The origins of movie product placements can be traced back to the 1930s. First, tobacco companies began advertising their products in movies. Then, a few years later, De Beers used films to promote their products. They even changed the title of Diamonds Are Dangerous to Adventures in Diamonds. Later films like That Uncertain Feeling and Skylark featured diamond bracelets and brooches.

Costlier than other forms of advertising

Movie theaters have historically been a costlier medium than other forms of media, but new technologies are causing the cost of these advertisements to fall. The MPAA, the Motion Picture Association of America, keeps statistics on money spent on P&A, or prints and advertising. These costs cover the costs for copies of films and promotional activities, such as posters and television commercials. Because movie advertisements run for a relatively short period, the cost per view is typically lower.

Another form of movie advertising is covert advertising, in which a brand’s logo or name appears in a random shot. It can also occur in scenes where the main protagonists use a brand’s product. Covert advertising is considered more affordable than celebrity endorsements, and some firms even supply film with their products. The goal of this method of advertising is to get the audience’s attention.

Screen advertising is expensive because of the cost involved in selecting a crew and shooting the film. In addition, because the film is not viewed by the same viewers every time it is shown, it has limited reach. Besides, it is a time-consuming process, which limits the number of people who can see a film.

Influence of prior brand evaluation

Prior brand evaluation can influence a person’s choice of a particular movie. For instance, a movie with a humorous product placement could lead to a more positive attitude towards the movie brand. Similarly, a humorous movie scene may lead to a positive purchase intention. This effect may be explained by the valence of the previous brand evaluation.

The influence of prior brand evaluation on movie selection was examined in a recent study. The study assessed the effects of prior brand evaluation on purchase intention, emotional response, and consumer attitude formation. In addition, the study assessed the impact of humorous scenes and messages on consumer evaluation. Overall, the findings provide valuable information on the role of prior brand evaluation in movie selection.

The study found that initial brand evaluation influenced movie selection in two ways: the type of movie the consumer watches and the brand itself. In addition, the prior brand evaluation was found to be significantly related to brand recall and recognition, although the exact relationship has not been established. This finding indicates that consumers who have direct brand experience are more apt to form positive attitudes than those formed by hearsay.

Influence of personal perspective

Researchers have studied how film critics influence movie selection. They found that the more personal involvement a film critic has with a film, the less likely they are to consult them. Further, more personal involvement with cinema was related to annual movie attendance and expenditure. This finding is in contrast to H 4 of the theory.

The research also examined how the audience changed their opinions after viewing the movie. They found that between a fifth and a quarter of the participants’ opinions changed after watching the film. This was true for viewers who viewed one movie or a series of films. However, moviegoers who relied on film critics had a more negative view of themselves.

Films are often used to manipulate audiences’ emotional responses. For example, audiences are influenced by movie stars and genres. However, while these factors may influence the audience’s choices, they are not the primary factors influencing the movie selection. Instead, audiences are influenced by a combination of media exposure, personal influences, and other aspects of a movie.