Do disclosure attempts influence claim believability and perceived advertiser credibility? Academic Article uri icon


  • Comparative messages, two-sided messages, and messages containing product performance test results represent several methods by which advertisers may attempt to provide greater amounts of information to buyers. The use of one or more of these methods may have positive or negative influence on several dimensions of advertisement effectiveness. The purpose of the factorial-designed laboratory study reported here was to explore the effects on these information disclosure attempts in print advertisements on a reader's confidence in product claims and on his or her perceived credibility of the advertiser. © 1984 Academy of Marketing Science.

author list (cited authors)

  • Earl, R. L., & Pride, W. M.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • December 1984