Cultural values in Hong Kong's print advertising, 1946–96

Kara Chan*

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This paper examines a content analysis of 580 of Hong Kong's print advertisements for the period from 1946 to 1996, which was conducted using Cheng and Schweitzer's (1996) framework of cultural values. Product categories were more determinant than the time variable in accounting for changes in cultural values. The cultural values present in advertising over time were fairly consistent and the study did not support a rapid shift from utilitarian values to symbolic values over the 50 years in question.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-554
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Advertising
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Communication
  • Marketing


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