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Title: Print Advertisement Characteristics and Apple Variety Attraction: A Mimic Model Approach
Authors: Patterson, Paul M.
Richards, Timothy J.
Keywords: Apple demand
newspaper advertisements
structural latent variable model
Issue Date: 1998
Series/Report no.: Working Paper MSABR 98-3
Abstract: A structural latent variable model of apple variety demand is used to analyze the effect of variety specific newspaper advertisement characteristics on variety attraction (preferences), and in turn on variety demand. The influence of advertisement size, the use of color and the Washington apple logo were analyzed. The estimated variety attraction variable is important in explaining demand. Model specifications which exclude this variable tend to understate demand elasticities. Advertisement size has a positive impact on Granny Smith, Fuji, and Gala sales. Red Delicious sales are positively influenced by color ads, but negatively affected by ads with the Washington apple logo.
Institution/Association: Arizona State University>Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management>Working papers
Total Pages: 34
Language: English
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