Understanding Jingles and Needledrop: A Rhetorical Approach to Music in Advertising

Scott, Linda (1990) Understanding Jingles and Needledrop: A Rhetorical Approach to Music in Advertising. Journal of Consumer Research, 17 (2). pp. 223-236.

Abstract

Studies of music in advertising have tended to characterize music as a nonsemantic, affective stimulus working independently of meaning or context. This implicit theory is reflected in methodology and procedures that separate music from its syntax of verbal and visual elements. Consequently, the consumer's ability to judge and interpret music as part of an overall rhetorical intention is overlooked. This article proposes an alternative theory-that music is meaningful, language-like-and calls for both interpretive and empirical research as ways of exploring a richer, potentially more explanatory concept

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Advertising; Popular Music; Consumer Behaviour
Subject(s): Entrepreneurship
Centre: Entrepreneurship Centre
Faculty of Marketing
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2012 17:08
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/1990

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