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Consumers See Many Brands Through Political Lens

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Consumers See Many Brands Through Political Lens

FLORIAN MARTIN | POSTED ON APRIL 12, 2018, 5:26 PM

A study by a Rice Business professor reveals consumers pay more attention to the politics of companies, which affects their perception according to party affiliation

How a brand is seen depends more and more on the politics of its consumers.

That’s the finding of a study by Rice Business professor Vikas Mittal, which was recently published in the Harvard Business Review.

Together with co-authors Ashwin Malshe of the University of Texas at San Antonio and Shrihari Sridahar of Texas A&M, he surveyed 5,881 retail customers with strong political ideologies and gauged their perception of 45 retail brands.