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Popular music in Super Bowl commercials 2005-2014

Posted November 1, 2016 by Dave Allan

The popularity of the Super Bowl has grown tremendously since the first game in 1967. As a result, the $40,000 fee for a 30-second advertisement during that first Super Bowl has grown exponentially to over $4 million in 2014. Advertisers recognize that watching Super Bowl commercials has also gained in popularity, and is now as [...]

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Audio Branding and ROI – A Review

Posted May 25, 2016 by Dave Allan

David Allan Saint Joseph’s University     Abstract  Like the doorbell that announces the arrival of the brand, provides the soundtrack, or the invitation to stop by again, audio branding is growing in both practice and expense. From its beginning in the Church, the disciples who use it are predictably big fans. “There is no [...]

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Case Study

Posted July 22, 2014 by Dave Allan

I will be releasing a case study this fall, Coca Cola, Popular Music and The World Cups.

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All You Need is Love? Communication Insights From Pop Music’s Number‑One Hits

Posted June 5, 2014 by Dave Allan

 VIEW PDF In response to calls for further investigation on the role of music and advertising, the authors of the current study analyzed popular music’s most successful songs over a 50-year period (1960–2009). The current paper uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches to uncover communication themes from nearly 1,000 songs  that best resonated [...]

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Turn it up: That’s my song in that ad

Posted June 5, 2014 by Dave Allan

Popular music in advertising can affect attention, recall, and purchase intention.

However, relatively little is known about its effect on attitude when the song in the ad is a favourite song. This study looked at the effect of various and actual integra- tions of popular music on attitude towards an ad, brand and artist in television commercials in general, and when one’s favourite song.

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