Loss or gain? The impact of Chinese local celebrity endorser scandal on the global market value of the endorsed brands

Junzhou Zhang, Lei Huang

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Abstract

Can a local celebrity endorser event influence the endorsed global brand's stock value? Employing cultural perspective, signal theory and attribution theory, we hypothesized that, in an emerging market such as China, the endorsed global brands could gain and brands endorsed by a low-blameworthy celebrity could gain more from a local celebrity endorser scandal event. Using event study method, our results suggest that the entire endorsed brand portfolio exhibits statistically significant gains on the global stock market shortly after the focal scandal event, and brand portfolio endorsed by low-blameworthiness celebrity accrued more gains than brand portfolio endorsed by high-blameworthiness celebrity. The discussion of managerial and policy implications is presented in the concluding section.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-39
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Marketing Analytics
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2018

Keywords

  • Abnormal returns
  • Blameworthiness
  • Brand portfolio
  • Endorser scandal
  • Market model

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