Hua Zhang1, Yongliang Deng2
1School of Business Administration Guangdong University of Finance and Economics Guangzhou, China
2School of International Economics and Finance, South China Business College of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China
Drawing on self-concept consistency theory, sponsor fit theories and advertising literature, we examine the influence of brand-celebrity fit and self-concept consistency on Weibo users’ ads experiences and their responses to Weibo celebrity advertising. By stating how Weibo celebrity characteristics influence celebrity fans’ perceptions, we describes a mechanism by which celebrity fans may respond positively to celebrity advertising in Weibo. We collected data to test our model by online survey. The sponsors of Weibo celebrity advertising were suggested to cooperate with the celebrity who had significant image and loyalty fans, and the celebrity image was consistent with their brand personality.
Weibo celebrity ads, brand-celebrity fit, self-concept consistency, ads experience
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