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Media multitasking competes with television advertising for consumers' attention, but it also may facilitate immediate and measurable response to some advertisements. This paper explores whether and how television advertising influences online shopping. We construct a massive dataset spanning $3.4 billion in spending by 20 brands, measures of brands'(More)
Keywords: Food marketing Fruits and vegetables Obesity Health policy Advertising a b s t r a c t This study investigates consumer response to various types of advertising for fruits and vegetables—a food category which health officials uniformly agree is significantly under-consumed in the United States. Using an adult, non-student subject pool of 271(More)
Obesity has become a huge problem in the United States with over a quarter of the population categorized as obese. The average American has gained 16.3 pounds during the 21 years (1988-2008) which results in an average weight gain of 0.77 pounds annually. The U.S. obesity problem has been blamed on a host of factors such as relatively low prices per calorie(More)
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