Female Images in Commercials: a Content Analysis Study: 1973–2000

Advertising images remain an important topic for marketing and advertising literature because research suggests that visual imagery provided by advertisements has a significant effect on the belief system of a given society. Indeed, advertising produces and reflects values, attitudes and behaviors of the social realm where it is embedded. It gives meanings to words and symbols, playing a special role in the interpretation frame of the current world (Kang 1997). Actually, advertising molds and mirrors life and this is enough to pledge our attention. Whereas, advertising’s critics have generally held that mass media pictures may well be selective and biased to forge specific ideas, this fact reinforce the reason why these images represents an important historical record, as they denounce how a given society would like to see itself. (Belk and Pollay 1985).


Claudia Rosa Acevedo, Jouliana Jordan Nohara, and Ana Laura de Arruda (2006) ,"Female Images in Commercials: a Content Analysis Study: 1973–2000", in LA - Latin American Advances in Consumer Research Volume 1, eds. Silvia Gonzalez and David Luna, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 92-93.


Claudia Rosa Acevedo, Universidade Nove de Julho, Brazil
Jouliana Jordan Nohara, Universidade Nove de Julho, Brazil
Ana Laura de Arruda, Faculdade de Administração de Orlândia, Brazil


LA - Latin American Advances in Consumer Research Volume 1 | 2006

Share Proceeding

Featured papers

See More


How Numeric Roundness Influences Probability Perceptions

Julio Sevilla, University of Georgia, USA
Rajesh Bagchi, Virginia Tech, USA

Read More


Machine Talk: How Conversational Chatbots Promote Brand Intimacy and Influence Consumer Choice

Thomas Hilden, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Christian Hildebrand, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Gerald Häubl, University of Alberta, Canada

Read More


Speaking ill of Others: When Negatively-Valenced Gossip Fosters Social Connection

Alixandra Barasch, New York University, USA
Jonathan Zev Berman, London Business School, UK
Heeyoung Yoon, New York University, USA

Read More

Engage with Us

Becoming an Association for Consumer Research member is simple. Membership in ACR is relatively inexpensive, but brings significant benefits to its members.