Celebrity Endorsements and Beyond: New Avenues for Celebrity Branding


Correspondence regarding this article should be sent to: Astrid Keel, Department of Marketing, College of Business, Auburn University, 415 W Magnolia Avenue, Suite 201, Auburn, Alabama 36849 (alk0012@auburn.edu).


The authors assess the extant research in the area of celebrity endorsement and point out the need for continuing research in celebrity marketing. Suggestions for future research are made in a wide breadth of areas, spanning from celebrity endorsements to novel areas of celebrity branding. The authors propose three celebrity-branding strategies and discuss the factors that may influence their effectiveness. Other areas for future research in celebrity marketing that are discussed include ethical marketing to vulnerable consumers and social marketing. The authors conclude with suggestions regarding theories and methods that can be used for future research in celebrity marketing.