EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Consumer, brand, celebrity: Which congruency produces effective celebrity endorsements?

Noël Albert, Laure Ambroise and Valette-Florence, Pierre

Journal of Business Research, 2017, vol. 81, issue C, 96-106

Abstract: Celebrity endorsement research mainly focuses on celebrity–brand congruency, presented as a primary condition for the success of these marketing communications. In this view, the consumer functions as an outsider of the celebrity–brand dyad, even though endorsement efficiency depends on psychological processes by the consumer (i.e., identification, social influences). This study therefore proposes a model of celebrity endorsement to test the simultaneous effects of three congruencies among the brand, the celebrity, and the consumer. Data collected from samples of real French women (mean age: 43.36years) (N=720) indicate that only the brand–consumer match exerts a significant impact on brand attitude, brand commitment, brand identification, and behavioral intentions. Celebrity–brand and celebrity-consumer fits have a limited influence on the outcomes. These findings challenge the exclusive prominence of celebrity–brand fit as a research and practical consideration and confirm the consumer's active role in the endorsement.

Keywords: Celebrity; Endorsement; Fit; Congruency; Identification; Commitment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0148296317302539
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:81:y:2017:i:c:p:96-106

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of Business Research is currently edited by A. G. Woodside

More articles in Journal of Business Research from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dana Niculescu ().

 
Page updated 2018-12-08
Handle: RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:81:y:2017:i:c:p:96-106