Katy Perry and Madonna posed on the cover of the summer issue of V magazine for a "bondage-themed" photo shoot for photographer Steven Klein. Actor Neil Patrick Harris was completely naked except for a top hat and bowtie on the cover of a recent issue of Rolling Stone. The issue prior featured actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus almost naked except for the cursive words of the U.
But does it really? The researchers looked at past experiments in which participants reported on their memory of, attitudes toward, and intentions to buy products after they were shown ads in print, billboards, posters, TV, or video that may have played elsewhere, like online. The ads did connect with some participants.
Athens, Ga. A recent study from the University of Georgia looked at sexual ads appearing in magazines over 30 years and found that the numbers are up. People are hard wired to notice sexually relevant information so ads with sexual content get noticed.
Sharing personal information brings people closer together. Verified by Psychology Today. Pop Psych. When people post videos on YouTube, one major point of interest for content creators and aggregators is to capture as much attention as possible.
June 23, pm Updated July 26, am. A new study suggests that the age-old ad adage is actually turning shoppers off. And when they did recall the product, they were more likely to have a negative attitude toward it if it had a provocative promotional campaign than if it was cleaner.
Sex still sells. That's the conclusion of new research that finds ads featuring sex are on the rise, so to speak. The study, from the University of Georgia, looked at sexual ads appearing in magazines over the past 30 years and found that the numbers are up.
Research suggests that the relationship between sexually-charged ads and consumer attention is less straightforward than first thought. For brands trying to win customers in new markets, different cultural attitudes toward sex can compromise the intended messaging. All in all, things are more complex than you might think.
An ad for Greys cigarettes, fromdisplays two images side by side: the first of a man with a drooping cigarette before smoking Greys, and the other of the same man with a perked-up cigarette after smoking Greys. As the tobacco industry evolved over time, companies continued to use sex to appeal to consumers and associate tobacco products with masculinity and virility. SRITA found that although tobacco ads with sexual themes are primarily targeted at men, they may manipulate women into believing that using a certain brand makes her sexier or more attractive to men.
Research undertaken by the University of Illinois has debunked one of the greatest myths in advertising after finding that the sex sells maxim is largely hogwash. A fresh analysis of 78 previous advertising studies conducted over the past three decades found that appeals to our basest animal instinct failed to translate into greater product sales for brands, even if they did prove to be more memorable. This assumption that sex sells - well, no, according to our study, it doesn't.