Authors: Venkatesh Balasubramanian; M. Jagannath; K. Adalarasu
Addresses: Rehabilitation Bioengineering Group, Department of Engineering Design, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036, Tamilnadu, India ' Rehabilitation Bioengineering Group, Department of Engineering Design, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036, Tamilnadu, India ' Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, PSNA College of Engineering & Technology, Dindigul 624622, Tamilnadu, India
Abstract: Advertising is the process of facilitating the industrial trade of given products or services by convincing the potential customer to purchase it. The objective of this study was to evaluate the viewer's response while watching TV commercials using electroencephalographic (EEG) technique and how brain rhythms vary with different genres of commercials. Eight volunteers were shown an English movie with commercials embedded within it at regular intervals. Using extracted features from the EEG signals, it was found that advertisements containing only speech have less attraction with viewers as compared to advertisements having animations, music and humour. Psychophysiological test was also corroborated that the animations along with humour, music and narrative speech are more effective in attracting the viewers towards advertisements. The proposed methodology helps industries to drive innovations and inspires ideas from lateral thinking to promote the new products and services towards the customer.
Keywords: TV commercials; advertisement genres; customer attention; neuroelectric brain signals; EEG signals; electroencephalography; psychophysiological study; TV ads; TV adverts; TV advertisements; television commercials; TV viewers; television viewers; viewer response; brain rhythms.
International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2013 Vol.13 No.4, pp.480 - 495
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