An influential minority: Reaching the new values-based consumers

Mish, J. and Press, M. (2007) An influential minority: Reaching the new values-based consumers. Advances in Consumer Research, 34, pp. 449-452.

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This study investigates the media habits of a group estimated as one-quarter of American consumers based on a scale of non-mainstream values, such as environmental protection, spirituality, global interconnectedness, and limited corporate power (Ray & Anderson, 2000). Interviews indicate that these individuals consume media very selectively and that they are skeptical of mainstream media for values-based reasons. Preliminary findings suggest a developmental process of personal evaluation of media use driven by the application of personal values to new information received about the media and its impacts. Parallel processes may operate in other contexts where consumers apply values to new information.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Press, Dr Melea
Authors: Mish, J., and Press, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Advances in Consumer Research
Publisher:Association for Consumer Research

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