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dc.contributor.advisorMuk, Alexander Y.
dc.contributor.authorLee, Ji Eun ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-05T17:10:27Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:10:27Z
dc.date.issued2010-05en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3231
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the University Honors Program, May 2010.en_US
dc.description.abstractCelebrity endorsers in advertisements are much more prevalent in South Korea than the United States; in general, approximately half of South Korean television ads feature a celebrity, compared to less than 5% in the United States. Creative directors at advertising agencies in South Korea and the United States were interviewed to study the reasons of this sharp disparity to determine what factors affect the use of celebrities. These interviews, combined with a comprehensive review of existing literature, revealed a variety of factors that affect celebrity usage. Primarily, these include cultural differences between the two countries and differences in consumer attitudes, more specifically, significant dissimilarities in the way celebrities are perceived. Other factors included differences in the relationship between advertising agencies and clients in South Korea versus the United States, as well as differences in the amount of risk incurred with using celebrities. Content analysis in the study focuses on the frequency of celebrity endorsements for the top three advertisers in television commercials for a representative time period, January through September, 2008. Personal interviews include information gathered from interviewing 12 advertising professionals; eight creative directors in South Korea and four in the United States that were conducted from December 2009 through February 2010. In conclusion, the differences in celebrity usage can be attributed to the cultural differences that exist between South Korea and the United States, as well as differences in the way business is conducted in the advertising industry between the two countries.en_US
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dc.format.extent52 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectAdvertisingen_US
dc.subjectCelebrityen_US
dc.subjectCelebritiesen_US
dc.subjectSouth Koreaen_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.classificationJournalism Studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationMass Communicationen_US
dc.titleFactors that Affect the Difference in Preferences for Using Celebrities in Advertisements Between South Korea and the United Statesen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism and Mass Communication
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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