Intro -- Editor’s Preface -- Contents -- Introduction: Commercial Communication in the Digital Age - Disinforming Informed Users? -- I. Information and Disinformation about Advertising -- 1.1 Advertising Critique: Themes, Actors and Challenges in a Digital Age -- 1.2 Information and Disinformation Through Advertising Literacy in Communication Studies: Action Research and Real Social Projects -- 1.3 Advertising Self-Reference - as Exemplified by the International Festival of Creativity -- II. Information and Disinformation through Advertising -- 2.1 Human Processing of Commercial Information in Digital Environments -- 2.2 Trade Practices and Consumer Disinformation -- 2.3 Greenwashing: Disinformation through Green Advertising -- 2.4 The Rise of Brand Journalism -- III. Information about Users -- 3.1 Micro-Moments, Liquidity, Intimacy and Automation: Developments in Programmatic Ad-tech -- 3.2 The Legal and Ethical Aspects of Collecting and Using Information about the Consumer -- 3.3 The Internet of Things as Disruptive Innovation for the Advertising Ecosystem -- IV. Inclusion of Users in the Creation of Advertising -- 4.1 The Rhetoric of Marketing Co-creation -- 4.2 Spread the Word - The Effect of Word of Mouth in e-Marketing -- 4.3 User-Generated Internet Memes as Advertising Vehicles: Visual Narratives as Special Consumer Information Sources and Consumer Tribe Integrators -- List of Contributors - Short Biographies.
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