An investigation of androgyny and sexual orientation in advertising: How androgynous imagery and sexual orientation impact advertisement and brand attitudes

This research examines the effect of advertising imagery, sexual orientation, and gender on customer attitude toward the advertisement and attitude toward the brand.
Cowart and Wagner

MANAGEMENT SLANT

  • When creating advertisements, marketers must be mindful that consumer sexual orientation and gender identity can influence the formation of advertising and brand attitudes when androgynous imagery is used.
  • The use of an androgynous appeal is not without implications and is regarded as making a key difference in advertising perception.

WARC subscribers can sign in to keep reading

Not a subscriber?

WARC helps you to plan, create and deliver more effective marketing

  • Prove your case and back-up your idea

  • Get expert guidance on strategic challenges

  • Tackle current and emerging marketing themes

WARC consistently delivers valuable insights that help to make me look like an expert in front of my colleagues and clients.

Dasha Boryso
Strategy Partner, Fetch

You’re in good company

We work with 80% of Forbes' most valuable brands* and 80% of the world's top top-of-the-class agencies.

* Top 10 brands