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Evidence-based advertising using persuasion principles: Predictive validity and proof of concept

Daniel O'Keefe (Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA)

European Journal of Marketing

ISSN: 0309-0566

Article publication date: 8 February 2016

2009

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide commentary on Armstrong, Du, Green and Graefe’s (this issue) article.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is based on reading and thinking about Armstrong et al.’s article.

Findings

One appealing way that advertising practice can be evidence-based is by applying dependable generalizations about what makes for effective ads. Armstrong et al.’s article offers data concerning the application of Armstrong’s persuasive advertising: Evidence-Based Principles (2010) persuasion principles. The article does not provide convincing evidence for the predictive validity of the principles, but it does offer a clear proof-of-concept demonstration of the feasibility of principles-based advertising assessment.

Originality/value

The paper’s value lies in its clarification of what claims Armstrong et al.’s data do and do not underwrite.

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Citation

O'Keefe, D. (2016), "Evidence-based advertising using persuasion principles: Predictive validity and proof of concept", European Journal of Marketing, Vol. 50 No. 1/2, pp. 294-300. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJM-11-2015-0801

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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