VOLUME 20 2020 NUMBER 2

Does game repetition influence advergaming effectiveness? The role of brand familiarity
Sara Catalán / Eva Martínez
Universidad de Zaragoza (España)
In the last few years, advergames have become an innovative tool through which advertisers are sending their advertising messages to their target audiences. Some of the most recent advergames usually take the form of a gaming app, so that consumers can play them through their mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) as many times as they want. However, the effect of repeated exposure to the advergame on its effectiveness has received limited attention in previous advergaming literature. In order to fill this gap, the purpose of this study is to analyse the effect of advergame repetition on its effectiveness, measured as players’ brand attitude and purchase intentions. In addition, this study is aimed at investigating the role played by players’ familiarity with the brand promoted in the advergame on this relationship. Based on a sample of 234 Irish participants who played an advergame from the well-known snack food brand Oreo, findings show that both brand attitude and purchase intentions of players with less brand familiarity have a curvilinear relationship with game repetition. On the contrary, players who are more familiar with the brand promoted in the advergame show a linear relationship among game repetition and players’ brand attitude and purchase intentions.
KeyWords: Advergames, games, repetition, brand familiarity, brand attitude, purchase intention
DOI: 10.5295/cdg.180966sc
Bibliographic: Catalán, S. and Martínez, E., 2020. ¿Influyen las partidas jugadas en la efectividad de los advergames? El papel de la familiaridad con la marca. Cuadernos de Gestión, 20(2), 149-168. DOI: 10.5295/cdg.180966sc
JEL Classification: M37


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