The Impact of Sponsorship Following on Brand Evaluation-A Test of Mediation

  • Ge Ke
  • Hong WangEmail author
  • Hua Zhang
  • Wei Li
  • Shoujiang Zhou
  • Shan Li
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1002)


Sponsorship following refers to the late-movers sponsorship that follows the first-movers sponsorship. Findings suggest that: The high primary effect improves the brand evaluation of following brand more than the primacy effect; Compared with the low-recency effect, the high-recency effect improves the following brand t evaluation more significantly; The assimilation effect and contrast effect play intermediary roles in the following brand evaluation which the primary effect and the recency effect affect. This paper enriches the evaluation of sponsorship from the perspective of competition, and expands the area of sponsorship research.


Sponsorship following Mediation effects Assimilation effects Contrast effects 



We are grateful for the financial support from Natural Science Foundation of China(No.71702119) ; Humanity and Social Science Youth Foundation of Ministry of Education of China (No. 17YJC630065); 2018-2019 Sichuan University Business School Teacher-Student Joint Innovation Project; China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (No. 2018M640027).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ge Ke
    • 1
  • Hong Wang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hua Zhang
    • 1
  • Wei Li
    • 1
  • Shoujiang Zhou
    • 1
  • Shan Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Business SchoolSichuan UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China

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