Appreciation and Effects of Sponsorship Disclosure

  • Sophie C. Boerman
  • Eva A. van Reijmersdal
  • Peter C. Neijens
Part of the EAA Series book series


With the continuing growth of the paid inclusion of brands in television programs, the lines between editorial and commercial content are more and more blurred. This has attracted criticism from consumer advocacy groups, public policy officials, the media and consumers, claiming that sponsored content in TV programs is unethical and deceptive (Cain, 2011; Kuhn, Hume, & Love, 2010). They argue that because this form of advertising is embedded into program content, the commercial intent is kept hidden (Bhatnagar, Aksoy, & Malkoc, 2004). Consequently, viewers are not always aware of the commercial and persuasive purpose of sponsored program content, and – as a result – they do not activate their cognitive defences and can be influenced without being aware (Kuhn et al., 2010; Lee, 2008).


Product Placement Television Viewer Disclosure Timing Persuasion Knowledge Brand Placement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sophie C. Boerman
    • 1
  • Eva A. van Reijmersdal
    • 1
  • Peter C. Neijens
    • 1
  1. 1.ASCoRUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands

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