This study examined the influence of personalized pop-up advertising and ad placement on ad effects. Moreover, the moderator of product involvement on the influence of personalized pop-up ads was investigated. A 2 (ad type: personalized pop-up vs. non-personalized pop-up ad) × 2 (ad placement: initial webpage vs. middle webpage) experiment was conducted to examine how personalized pop-up advertising impacts ad attitude and recall, and how it interacts with different degrees of product involvement. Total valid experimental data derived from 296 participants showed that (1) Personalized pop-up ads were better than non- personalized pop-up ads in terms of ad attitude and ad recall; (2) There was no significant difference in ad attitude and ad recall of the personalized and non-personalized pop-up ads on the initial or the middle webpage. However, the influence of personalized pop-up ads on ad attitude but not on ad recall was significant for different types of webpage involvement; (3) Contrary to the hypothesis, the personalized ad had a significant effect on ad attitude when individuals had high rather than low product involvement. However, there was no significant difference in ad recall in either the low or high product involvement conditions.
Hsu, Chiung Wen and Fu, Jen-Ruei, "Enhancing the influence of pop-up advertisements on advertising effects from the perspective of personalization and placement" (2018). PACIS 2018 Proceedings. 139.