The medium may determine who listens to the message : a proposed criterion for comparison of media
This research suggests that, because media choice is integral to the effectiveness of an advertising message, there is a need to compare the effects related to media choice. This paper establishes the need for a new way to evaluate comparative media effectiveness. Specifically, it provides a perspective regarding how media effectiveness is currently evaluated and indicates why the transformation of mass media requires a new model. A new conceptual model, The Advertising Receptivity Model, is proposed for this purpose. The results establish a relationship between the context of the media usage, the perception of advertising value, and receptivity to the advertising message.