Dr. Jamie Grigsby



Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897


Dr. Grigsby’s research and teaching focus on two areas of interest: advertising and consumer behavior. Specifically, her research explores how visual aspects of advertisements, such as graphics or text, can be manipulated by advertisers to target specific consumer segments and be more persuasive. For example, one project explores how advertisers can tell stories with images in ads. More generally, she is interested in understanding how consumers process incoming information in ads and use that information to make purchase decisions.

Her interest in advertising also extends to social media, and much of her more recent work explores native advertising strategies on social media. She is interested in improving the effectiveness of the ads we see online, but also in improving advertising transparency through better disclosure labeling and sponsorship information. Her research has been published in marketing journals like the Journal of Advertising and presented at conferences like the Summer American Marketing Association Conference, the Conference for the Association of Consumer Research, and the Marketing and Public Policy Conference.



  • PhD, Business Administration: Marketing, 2017, Kent State University
  • MBA, Marketing, 2013, Kent State University
  • BS, Retail Management, 2011, Purdue University


  • MKT 380 Creative Advertising
  • MKT 351 Consumer Behavior
  • MKT 510/610 Digital and Social Media Marketing

Professional experience

Professional affiliations

  • American Marketing Association
  • American Advertising Federation
  • Association for Consumer Research
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, National Business Administration Honor Society
  • Faculty Advisor for Advertising Club, Missouri State University

Research and professional interests

  • Visual elements of advertising
  • Transparency and effectiveness in native advertising
  • Storytelling and narrative transportation in advertising
  • Outcomes of impulse purchasing behavior

Awards and honors

  • Best Paper Award for "Fake Ads: Understanding How Brands and Consumers are Affected by Counterfeit Native Ads" at Academy of Business Research Spring 2019 Conference
  • Dow Visiting Scholar at Saginaw Valley State University, September 2018
  • American Marketing Association Sheth Doctorial Consortium Fellow, June 2016

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