Could “wasteful” advertising creativity that does not add to the functionality of the advertisement (i.e., it neither enhances recall and liking of the advertising, nor increases comprehension and persuasiveness of the communicated message) be useful? An experimental study shows that it can.
Advertising Creativity Matters
Micael Dahlén, Sara Rosengren and Fredrik TörnStockholm School of Economics
There is no guarantee that creativity in an advertisement makes it more memorable or appealing to consumers (Kover, Goldberg, and...