Examining native CSR advertising as a post-crisis response strategy

Although companies have started to adopt native CSR advertising for crisis communication, no existing research has examined this new phenomenon. To fill the gap, this study tested how crisis type and ad identification influence the effectiveness of native CSR advertising as a post-crisis response strategy. An online experiment was conducted using a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. The results indicated that perceived manipulativeness was the underlying mechanism of how ad identification impaired consumer responses. Crisis type affected advertising effectiveness through consumers’ attributions of crisis responsibility and values-driven CSR motive. More importantly, ad identification significantly impaired consumers’ attitudes toward a native CSR advertisement and their intention to share the advertisement in the victim crisis condition, but not in the accidental or intentional crisis condition. These findings provide meaningful contributions to both the research and practice of CSR advertising.

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Advertising on 2021-04-22, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02650487.2021.1914445.


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Work Title Examining native CSR advertising as a post-crisis response strategy
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  1. Linwan Wu
  2. Holly Overton
  1. Native CSR advertising
  2. Post-crisis communication
  3. Crisis type
  4. Ad recognition
  5. Perceived manipulativeness
  6. Perceived crisis responsibility
  7. Values-driven motive
  8. Motivation attribution
License CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial)
Work Type Article
  1. International Journal of Advertising
Publication Date April 22, 2021
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  1. https://doi.org/10.1080/02650487.2021.1914445
Deposited January 05, 2023




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