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Impacts of game attractiveness and color of message on sport viewers' attention to prosocial message: an eye-tracking study

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posted on 2022-08-09, 11:05 authored by Behnam (Abdolreza) Oboudi, Alireza Elahi, Hossein Akbari Yazdi, Do Young PyunDo Young Pyun

Purpose – Recently, neurophysiological tools have been popularly utilized in sport marketing research. Among them, eye tracking, a pervasive sensor technology, has received a growing interest to examine the effects of advertising through sport on viewer attention. While there is a plethora of evidence in advertising that supports the positive effects of various advertising types and locations on viewer attention in various sport contexts, little is known about the role of a prosocial overlay advertisement on viewer attention when watching televised football matches. 

Design/methodology/approach – To identify the research gap, we first reviewed the relevant sport marketing and neuroscience research on advertising effectiveness. We selected a prosocial message displayed on an overlay signage as an advertising format during a football match. Adopting a quasi-experimental research design, the participants’ attention to the prosocial messages was measured using eye-tracking technology (pupil model) in a laboratory.

Findings – We found that the colors of prosocial messages and game attractiveness had significant effects on viewer attention to the prosocial message.

Originality/value – In this study, we seek to add advertisement color, as well as game attractiveness to the extant knowledge in marketing literature as effective advertising factors in capturing viewers’ attention. These variables can offer marketers new insights in designing effective advertisements for the context of televised sports events in a specialized field. 

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Sport, Business and Management

Volume

13

Issue

2

Pages

213-227

Publisher

Emerald

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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© Emerald Publishing Limited

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This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Sport, Business and Management and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1108/SBM-11-2021-0143. This author accepted manuscript is deposited under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC) licence. This means that anyone may distribute, adapt, and build upon the work for non-commercial purposes, subject to full attribution. If you wish to use this manuscript for commercial purposes, please contact permissions@emerald.com

Acceptance date

2022-07-14

Publication date

2022-08-09

Copyright date

2022

eISSN

2042-678X

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Doyoung Pyun. Deposit date: 18 July 2022

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