Introducing a Model of Automated Brand-Generated Content in an Era of Computational Advertising

Guda van Noort*, Itai Himelboim, Jolie Martin, Tom Collinger

*Corresponding author for this work

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Advancements in computing, technology, and their applications to advertising enable marketers to deliver brand messages tailored to individuals and consumer segments. The growth of computational advertising (CA) has created new opportunities but also poses risks in the use of algorithms to generate and optimize the impact of such messages. This article addresses a particular domain influenced by these advancements, namely, automated brand-generated content. We offer an automated brand-generated content (ABC) model that posits two advances. First, rather than solely optimizing consumer data for enhanced impact of automated content, we submit, and provide extra key variables to further illustrate, that there is a desirable balance of both consumer and brand data as inputs to algorithms to serve short- and long-term impact goals. Second, this article guides research by addressing tensions between understanding the relationship between inputs and desired impacts (both short and long term) and proposing a research agenda for future work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-427
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Advertising
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 7 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Communication
  • Marketing


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