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Product placement practices in prime-time television programs in Hong Kong

Chan, Fanny Fong Yee, Lowe, Ben (2018) Product placement practices in prime-time television programs in Hong Kong. International Journal of Advertising, 37 (6). pp. 984-1009. ISSN 0265-0487. (doi:10.1080/02650487.2017.1353263) (KAR id:62225)

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Product placement research tends to show how product placements impact consumer behavior but less research examines the nature of product placement execution. This is the first study to examine product placement execution in Asia focusing on Hong Kong prime-time television programs. Specifically it explores the prevalence of brand appearances, characteristics of programs linked to brand appearances, features of placed brands and products, modality of brand appearances, character interaction with placed products and the placement context. It was found that integrating brands in television programs in Hong Kong seems to be well supported by advertisers, with one brand appearing in every 11 minutes of programming. Less than half of brand appearances were disclosed at the end of the programs while none were disclosed prior to the program which raises questions about regulation of the practice. Results of the analysis provide useful insights into the practice of product placement in this fast growth context and its (dis)connection with existing product placement literature.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/02650487.2017.1353263
Uncontrolled keywords: Product placement, content analysis, television programs, Hong Kong, prevalence, practices
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5415 Marketing
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Funders: Organisations -1 not found.
Depositing User: Benjamin Lowe
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 12:03 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2022 22:08 UTC
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