This volume contains edited versions of papers that were presented at the 2001
Advertising and Consumer Psychology Conference in Seattle, Washington. This
annual conference was sponsored by the Society for Consumer Psychology (Division
23 of the American Psychological Association) with sponsorship assistance
from Accenture Institute for Strategic Change.
These three types of characteristics are summarised in Table 1, which gives
a stylised presentation of dierences with respect to pre-costs, post-costs, which
type of consumers buying behaviour the evaluation aect, and nally examples
of the dierent types of characteristics. An example of a search characteristic
could be visible fat of a chop of pork; an example of an experience characteristic
is the taste of pork under dierent preparations; and animal welfare of the
production system that delivers pork exemplify a credence characteristic.
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Some CG companies are ﬁ nding an upstream approach works as well: using packaging and other
in-store marketing promotions to drive consumers back online, where they can engage further with the
brand. US-based Orabrush, for example, labels its tongue-cleaning products with “As Seen on YouTube”
to fuel what the chief marketing ofﬁ cer, Jeffrey Harmon, calls “the engagement loop”. Viral videos
drive consumers to retail outlets, which drive them back online to see more of Orabrush’s original video
content, which increases awareness, engagement and loyalty.
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