As a part of the Department of Communication of the University of Vienna, the Vienna Advertising and Media Effects (AdMe) Research Group deals with the impact of modern media environments on people's thinking, behavior, and opinions. The research focus of our group includes areas such as marketing communication, advertising effectiveness, hybrid forms of advertising, political advertising, as well as the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral effects of mass media more generally. Working with quantitative and qualitative social science methods, we integrate scholarship from communication science, social psychology, political science, and marketing.


  • July 13, 2017
    PhD completed! We are very proud to announce that this week Desirée Schmuck defended her dissertation entitled "Us against them: The effects of right-wing populist political advertising on intergroup attitudes" with distinction.
    Congratulations, Dr. Desi!