Topics: Emotion, Advertising / Pages: 20 (4816 words) / Published: Dec 20th, 2012
Journal of Graphic Engineering and Design, Volume 2 (1), 2011.

Original scientific paper
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The Efficiency Of Message Codification Level in Print Advertisements: The case of food and drink products or service

Authors: Uroš Nedeljković 1, Ivan Pinćjer 1, Gojko Vladić 1
Faculty of Technical Sciences, Graphic Engineering and Design, Novi Sad, Serbia
Corresponding author: Uroš Nedeljković, email:

It has been our intention through this paper to evaluate the efficiency of chosen encoding messages in print ads for food and drink, so we have conducted the survey with 28 respondents. The respondents have been asked to assess their own emotions to ads from questionnaire by using Self Assessment Manikin scale (SAM). Ads have been divided into conventional and unconventional ads according to the classification based on the levels of codification by Umberto Eco. The comparison of responses to these two types of advertisements through SAM results and conducted by ANOVA, shows significant differences in judgment of pleasure and judgment of arousal between conventional and unconventional group of ads. Post hoc analysis has shown which of the ads contributed to differences between two groups. The results confirm the hypothesis that the print ads for the food and drink products or service which are coded in the conventional manner provokes recipients better than the ads coded with dominance of the tropological or topical content. The reason for that comes from the fact that appealing with the gastronomic icons on recipient cause the affective response of their innate instincts and tendencies .
Key words: Self Assessment Manikin scale, ANOVA, advertisement, tendencies.

Between categories of recipient and consumer is the entity that according to its motor and psychophysical constitution represents a complex value composed of a multitude of layered sensors of which, each for itself and in each

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