Several findings reported by researchers working in quite different areas suggest that individuals may be able to receive advertising in a way which is very different from the advertising communication process. Here, some of these findings are presented. They derive from studies of picture perception, of mere exposure, of brain lateralization, of emotion formation, of attention processes, and from new approaches to content analysis. Finally, the need for a revised view on how advertising works is emphasized. © 1984.
Hansen, F. (1984). Towards an alternative theory of the advertising communication process? International Journal of Research in Marketing, 1(1), 69–80. https://doi.org/10.1016/0167-8116(84)90008-9