Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 177–185 | Cite as

The perception of kosher as a third party certification claim in advertising for familiar and unfamiliar brands

  • Michael A. Kamins
  • Lawrence J. Marks


This study was undertaken to investigate the inclusion of a kosher claim in an advertisement for a familiar and unfamiliar brand of breakfast cereal. Results showed that, as hypothesized, for the familiar brand a kosher third party endorsement led to significantly more kosher attribute-related thoughts, more favorable product attitude and greater purchase intention. For the unfamiliar brand, no significant impact upon these dependent measures was observed given a kosher endorsement. Findings are interpreted from a cognitive perspective regarding the salience of the kosher attribute in a product familiarity context. Managerial implications are discussed.


Purchase Intention Breakfast Cereal Brand Attitude Brand Evaluation Wilkes Lambda 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Kamins
    • 1
  • Lawrence J. Marks
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA
  2. 2.Kent State UniversityKentUSA

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