Chapter by Yonca Aslanbay & Özlem Hesapçı in the Handbook of Islamic Marketing

Lifestyles of Islamic consumers in Turkey chapter by Yonca Aslanbay, Özlem Hesapçı Sanaktekin and Bekir Ağırdır in Hand Book of Islamic Marketing

The Handbook of Islamic Marketing, edited by Ozlem Sandikci and Gillian Rice, provides state-of-the-art scholarship on the intersection of Islam, consumption and marketing and lays out an agenda for future research. The topics covered by eminent contributors from around the world range from fashion and food consumption practices of Muslims to retailing, digital marketing, advertising, corporate social responsibility and nation branding in the context of Muslim marketplaces. The essays offer new insights into the relationship between morality, consumption and marketing practices and discuss the implications of politics and globalization for Islamic markets. This comprehensive Handbook provides an essential introduction to the newly emerging field of Islamic marketing. It is invaluable for researchers and students in international marketing who are interested in the intersection of Islam and marketing as well as those from anthropology and sociology studying Muslim consumers and businesses. The book also supplies vital knowledge for Muslim and non-Muslim business leaders generating commerce in Islamic communities.

Crossroads in Cultural Studies 2012

We are pleased to announce that the 9th International Conference Crossroads in Cultural Studies will be held in Paris, France, from July 2nd to 6th, 2012, hosted by Sorbonne Nouvelle University. The conference will also be hosted by UNESCO, the international organization that has always championed cultural diversity and difference. Given the long association between Cultural Studies research and UNESCO, this conference should be an occasion for Cultural Studies to look back on its own evolution as well as explore new scholarly insights.

10 WORLD-CLASS KEYNOTE AND PLENARY SPEAKERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, ALL CONFIRMED: Sara AHMED, Marie-Hélène BOURCIER, John ERNI, Jeremy GILBERT, Achille MBEMBE, Walter MIGNOLO, Bobby NOBLE, Phaedra PEZZULLO, Jacques RANCIÈRE, Françoise VERGÈS. *With the participation of *Stuart HALL *(to be confirmed). Check the provisional program now!

STATE OF THE ART CONFERENCE TOPICS. *All topics relevant to Cultural Studies, especially new and innovative areas of research are welcome. ACS ASSISTANCE SCHEME FOR CROSSROADS 2012.* The Association for Cultural Studies will offer a small number of grants to assist participants from ACS under-represented regions with travel accommodation or registration expenses.

ATTRACTIVE AND CONVENIENT ACCOMMODATION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY OF PARIS AND CLOSE TO THE CONFERENCE VENUES. Cheaper campus accommodation will also be available close at hand at the International Paris University Campus.

SPREAD THE NEWS.* Please forward this message to your colleagues and friends! We look forward to seeing you in Paris in 2012!

2nd call for papers – Updated deadline: November 30th, 2011


The call for papers and organized panel proposals is now open.

Check the submission guidelines and submit a proposal using the online forms <> before November 30th, 2011.

AAA 2012 Annual Conference: First Call for Conference Papers and Proposals for Special Topic Sessions

You are invited to submit competitive papers relevant to any aspect of advertising (theoretical, methodological, empirical, or philosophical) in consideration for presentation at the 2012 American Academy of Advertising (AAA) Conference and for publication in the AAA Conference Proceedings.

All submissions are subject to blind review competition, and only completed papers (no proposals or abstracts) may be submitted. Only full-length papers (and not abstracts) will be considered for presentation to the conference. Authors of accepted papers must publish either the entire paper or a one-page abstract of the paper in the Proceedings.

The Proceedings are copyrighted, and submissions may not be under consideration at other journals or conferences. Abstracts that are published in the Proceedings can be published in full in other publications or journals at a future date. Papers should not exceed 30 typed, double-spaced pages in length including references, appendices, tables, etc. Be sure to delete the title page, all identification of the authors in the Properties, and track changes functions prior to submission. Use Journal of Advertising style to format citations.

When you upload a paper submissions you will note a statement specifying that at least one author of the paper agrees to register and attend the conference to present the paper. Failure to present an accepted competitive paper will result in the paper being withdrawn from the conference proceedings. Only an author listed on the paper is eligible to present at the conference. You must agree to this statement in order to submit the papers.

Special Topics Sessions

You are invited to submit proposals for special topics sessions that cover an entire meeting period (usually 90 minutes). These sessions are designed not only to offer information but also to stimulate discussion and debate among panelists and audience members. Special topics sessions tend to focus on topics of importance to advertising education and practice (e.g., current practitioner issues, creative topics, and/or pedagogical matters) that would not fit comfortably into the competitive paper format. Accordingly, preference will be given to proposals that involve and attract advertising educators who might not typically be interested in sessions that focus solely on refereed research. As such, the Academy is willing to provide “waivers” for industry participants who will be attending only a special topic session (non-academics and individuals who have not been AAA members) of both AAA membership dues and registration fees. If you would like to use some of these waivers, please provide the specifics in your proposal.

A submission should include the following: (1) a clear rationale for addressing the topic over an entire meeting period and/or through contributions from several presenters, (2) the value of the session to conference attendees, including why such a contribution is not likely to be available elsewhere at the conference, (3) names and specific roles of all participants, (4) details of how the session will be conducted under a unifying theme, including contributions of the various participants and (5) how conversations can be continued beyond the actual session.

Preference will be given to proposals providing the requested information in the greatest detail. Special topics chairs are responsible for generating a 1- to 3- page summary (after the session) for inclusion in the Proceedings as a non-refereed publication. A sample summary can be found on the AAA website.

When you upload the special topics submissions you will note a statement specifying that all presenters agree to participate as specified. You must agree to this statement in order to submit the session.


All submissions are to be submitted via the AAA Confmaster website at

If you’ve registered a paper submission at one of the AAA conferences since 2007, you should already have a profile and can use your same password and ID to access the system. If you are submitting a paper for the first time, you will need to create a new profile by following the instructions on the Confmaster website.

Submission information can also be found on the AAA website at:

In order to facilitate the review process and alleviate customs problems with international mail, everyone will submit their paper or session proposal electronically via AAA Confmaster. You will upload a copy of your paper in MS Word format. Please use the procedures noted below for deleting identifying information from your submission.

Electronic submissions will be accepted beginning September 1, 2011 and must be received no later than MIDNIGHT CST, October 1, 2011.

Please designate a single contact person for your submission. This individual will register at the AAA conference website (accessible via and will receive a user name and password via email after registration. Once this information is received, the individual will be able to upload the manuscript to the Confmaster website.

The contact person must also provide contact information (e-mail, phone and fax) and check-mark keywords to facilitate the reviewing process (e.g., copy testing, media measurement, new technologies, advertising education, etc.).

Only individuals listed on the paper are eligible to present the paper at the conference.


Please direct your questions regarding papers or proposals to the appropriate individual and e-mail address as shown below:

Competitive Papers:

Professor Margaret Morrison

University of Tennessee

Special Topic Sessions:

Professor Kim Sheehan

University of Oregon

General questions about the conference can be directed to:

Professor Debbie Treise

University of Florida

IAIMCC Conference 2012

The organizing committee for International Advertising & Integrated Marketing Communications Conference (IAIMCC) 2012 invites submission of complete papers or abstract/research proposals that consider any area of Advertising, Interactive Media, Branding, and Integrated Marketing Communications.

IAMCC 2012 is co-sponsored by Maxwell Center for International Communications and Media (California State University at Fullerton) and The Korean Advertising Society (a Korean national organization equivalent to American Academy of Advertising). The conference begins with evening reception on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 and concludes on Saturday evening, February 4th, 2012. It will be held at the Disney Paradise Pier Hotel in Anaheim, California.


IAMCC 2012 will address issues and problems of both domestic and worldwide that affect the present and future practices for advertising, integrated marketing communication, and branding. Its purpose is to provide a forum in which international advertising and communication scholars and professionals can exchange ideas concerning the processes, effects, consequences, and best practices of advertising and brand communication as they apply to various media channels and culturally diverse consumers. The conference is also designed to maximize interaction between participants through highly interactive sessions featuring a limited number of presentations and a number of social and meal related events.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 15th, 2011, 10 pm, Pacific Time.


All papers that address advertising, interactive communications, and integrated marketing communications are welcome and both conceptual and empirical papers are encouraged. Papers must not have been presented, previously published, or accepted for publication elsewhere. Complete papers should be no more than 30 pages, double-spaced, including references, tables, figures, and graphics. An extended abstract will be at minimum 4 pages, double-spaced, including 1) the main purpose or research questions, 2) a brief summary of the literature, 3) discussion of the methods (sample, research instruments & procedure), and 4) findings or expected results. Papers should be double-spaced in Word or PDF format, and follow APA style. All submissions must include a separate cover page with paper title, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, mailing address, email address, and phone numbers. Papers should not include author information except on the separate cover page.

General Online Research 2012 Conference

Topics: Social Media Research, Market Research, Survey Research and Methodology.

Call for Papers:

General Online Research 2012 (GOR 12,

Conference date: March 5-7th, 2012

Venue: Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim, Germany Until November 15 2011: abstract submissions for tracks 1-3, best practice award, thesis presentation.

Until January 31 2012: submissions for posters, GORcamp.

Topics: Social Media Research, Market Research, Survey Research and Methodology Since 1997 organized by the German Society for Online Research (DGOF,, Local Organizer: Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim, Germany, Prof. Dr. Martin Kornmeier

Content of this Call

Important Dates

This Year’s Focus and Conference Topics

Submission Types

1. Presentations on Online Research Methodology and Internet Surveys (Track 1) 2. Presentations on Applied Online Market Research (Track 2) 3. Presentations on Social Media Research and Civil Society (Track 3) 4. Best Practice Presentation (including the Best Practice Award competition)

5. Posters and Late Breaking Research (including the Best Poster award competition)

6. Thesis Presentations

7. GORcamp

Required Submission Format

Description of Review Procedure

Contact Details

Important Dates

•    November 15, 2011: Deadline for abstract submission for presentations of all tracks, best practice, DGOF thesis competition

•    December 20, 2011: Preliminary program available

•    January 17, 2012: Deadline for early registration

•    January 31, 2012: Deadline for abstract submission for posters, GORcamp

•    March 01, 2012: Deadline for presentation upload and poster upload

This Year’s Focus and Conference Topics

Attendants of the General Online Research Conference (GOR) discuss the most relevant research and case studies that show the developments in online research.

Submissions are welcome about methods, instruments and theories that deal with the collection of data via the Internet or the effects of online applications and technologies on all levels of society.

Since 1997 GOR is attended by scientists and professionals who want to stay on top of new developments and best practices for their work in companies and academia.

The quality is maintained by a double blind peer reviewing system.

This year’s conference especially encourages submissions in:

•    Online survey research methodology

•    Applied market research

•    Social Media Research, Social Networks and Civil Society

The program committee invites presenters from academia, the private sector, official statistics and the government.

Submission Types

A more comprehensive list of possible topics and past award winners can be found at 1. Presentation on Online Research Methodology and Internet Surveys (Track 1) Presentations advance the methodology of research, for example:

quantitative or qualitative approaches, online experiments, content analysis, panel quality and panel research, survey design, data collection, coverage, sampling, nonresponse, measurement, adjustment, and weighting, including topics from personality research, voting behavior, etc.

2. Presentation on Applied Online Market Research (Track 2) Presentations cover all types of applied market research, for example:

quantitative and qualitative approaches in online and mobile research. Contributions which show how online methodology performs compared to classical approaches in this field are welcome. Please note that purely promotional presentations will not be considered.

3. Presentation on Social Media Research, Social Networks and Civil Society (Track 3) Presentations cover all types of social media research, for example: research on and via forums and bulletin boards, blogs and the blogosphere, social networking platforms, microblogging, photo and video communities, social gaming platforms and innovation communities. This contains the discussion on methods (social media monitoring, hybrid media measurement, social media metrics, ethnographical methods, visualizations

etc.) as well as theories (intellectual property, privacy, transparency, canon and statutes of professional ethics). Applications and best practices are welcome. Presentations can also advance the topic of social media and civil society, for example: public opinion and social media, participation and the deliberative democracy, social capital.

4. Best Practice Presentation (including the Best Practice Award competition)

These presentations will be part of track 2, applied online market research. A strong focus on applied market research based on a real world case study is mandatory. We prefer joint presentations by companies and a research agency. The abstract should especially make clear what the results add to existing insights and knowledge. All submissions in this category are considered for the Best Practice award. This is a prize for the best paper from market research.

5. Posters (including the Best Poster award competition) Posters offer the opportunity to present late breaking research, short research findings or discuss work in progress. Posters are presented in a plenary session. A poster may cover any topic of GOR. Access to poster presentations will be possible during the whole conference. All submissions in this category are considered for the Poster award.

6. Thesis Presentations

Up to the best 3 Master/diploma and doctoral theses will be presented at GOR in this category. Selected authors will present their findings at the GOR conference and the best presentations will be awarded a price. The conference fee is waived for all presenters in this category. Submissions should include the thesis as PDF-file, an extended abstract (limited to 7000 characters, about 2 pages) and the agreement to present the results at the GOR conference.

7. GORcamp

This highly interactive format provides more time for discussions than other formats. Each one hour GORcamp session starts with four 5-minute presentations. After that the audience splits up into four moderated groups to engage in a deeper discussion on the specific topics considering their own preferences. Submissions should briefly describe the topic of the discussion, the abstract categories for the other submission formats do not apply here.

In addition proposals for full sessions (1 hour = 3 presentations) can be suggested about a particular topic and can be send to

Submission Format

The official language of the conference is English. Abstracts should be submitted online at

The abstract length can be up to 350 words. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed with respect to the quality of each of the following four paragraphs in the abstract:

Relevance & Research Question: —your text here— Methods & Data: —your text here—

Results: —your text here—

Added Value: —your text here—

Please use the above template for your abstract submission (one paragraph for each criteria and include the keywords in the beginning of each paragraph).

Incomplete abstracts with respect to the formal criteria above will probably be rejected. In case your research is still work in progress, and therefore final empirical results are not available by the time of submission, you will be asked to hand in your results later. In this case please declare in the comments field during submission, when you will be able to update your abstract. Please note that we cannot accept presentations unless final results are available. Presentations in the tracks last 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes of discussion. Please consider a poster presentation for work in progress. Where stated, the required submission format may differ (e.g., GORcamp, thesis presentation).

Review Process

All abstracts are scored in a double blind peer-review process by members of the GOR international board according to the criteria mentioned in the submission format (clarity and quality of relevance & research question, methods & data, results, added value). Most submissions receive feedback and comments from 3-4 reviewers each, together with the final decision of acceptance or rejection. Chances of acceptance rise when all four criteria are addressed in the abstract.

The program committee is in charge of the final decisions based on the reviews. The members of the program committee and the international board will be available at The program committee consists of (in alphabetical order):

Dr. Dorothée Behr, GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Maren Heltsche, AG Social Media and Ausschnitt Medienbeobachtung Dr. Lars Kaczmirek, DGOF Board and GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Martin Kornmeier, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim Dr. Monika Taddicken, DGOF Board and University of Hamburg Visiting Prof. Dr. Martin Welker, DGOF Board and University of Leipzig

Contact Details

Conference website, abstract submission, workshops etc.: Business activities, sponsoring and questions: Program chair:

Advertising in Communication & Media Research: ECREA Symposium

Advertising in Communication & Media Research / Advertising Research TWG

ECREA Symposium 14th-15th of June 2012 | University of Tuebingen – Germany


Advertising has been appreciated as a growing demesne within the field of communication and media research. Obviously, the assumption that advertising is one of the driving forces within western media systems can be called a mainstream topic within communication studies. Yet, research concerning this mainstream topic is still lacking orderly continuity as well as a systematic approach within the field of communication and media research. From this vantage point the symposium addresses research areas, ranging from advertising communicators, media, messages, to audiences, and effects. What are the challenges of advertising and its research in the 21st century? What might be the USP of communication and media scholars’ advertising research? Which kind of origins mark communication and media scholars’ point of departure? What are key differences and similarities related to advertising research in Europe?

The first symposium of the Advertising Research Temporary Working Group of ECREA welcomes contributions that address these questions from a variety of research perspectives. Object of this inaugural symposium is a synoptic view of the current status of advertising research in communication and media research on an international level.

Guidelines for Contributions

This symposium will consider both theoretical and empirical papers in form of abstracts for double blind peer reviews. The conference also welcomes panel proposals consisting of 4 presentations.

Authors should provide a 500-words abstract for a single paper proposal. Please note the author names and affiliations on an extra cover sheet followed by an anonymised abstract page.

In all cases the panel proposals should consist of a panel abstract (500 words), in combination with abstracts for each of the individual presentations (500 words). Complete panel proposals only – consisting of 4 papers and a panel abstract – are considered for presentation. No more or less than 4 presentations should form a panel proposal. The proposals should indicate a panel chair or respondent.

All contributions should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, or PDF format


Submitted abstracts preferably conform to APA 5th reference style.

The conference language is English.

Important Dates

Submission deadline for abstracts (paper and panel proposals):

15th of January 2012, 24.00 CET

Notification of acceptance (paper and panel proposals):

15th of February 2012


Registration and Reception

13th of June 2012

Conference Days:

14th -15th of June 2012

International Conference: Matters of Journalism – Understanding Professional Challenges and Dilemmas

The Polish Communication Association and the Faculty of Philosophy, Sociology and Journalism at the University of Gdansk invite paper and panel proposals for the international conference entitled “Matters of Journalism: Understanding Professional Challenges and Dilemmas” which will take place in Gdansk (14-15 September, 2012).

Journalism has experienced several transformation periods so far: every new medium brought new challenges for journalism practice. What is new this time, is the fact the audience members joined the newsgathering, production and dissemination process. So-called “citizen journalism” has been the subject of different studies for a couple of years now. The findings have showed that new technologies in the media allowed people to act like journalists and to some extent play their roles. However, the general conclusions seem to be rather optimistic for professional journalists. They may not be the only sources of information about the events around the world now, but they are still major gatekeepers. In fact, since the international flow of information significantly extended in the last decade and the number of information is more overwhelming than ever before, most of the audience members desperately need someone who will be able to select and order the events for them.

The aim of this conference is to contribute to our understanding of powers that influence journalism standards and routines. Hence, the participants of the conference will concentrate on such ‚traditional’ issues as: relations between politics and journalism, market – related aspects of journalism, organizational and professional factors. Furthermore, the questions about a digital challenges for the journalism practice will be raised. In order to do this, the conference will bring together a range of international scholars, drawn from representative disciplines in the media studies and journalism. The key questions during the debates would concern the roles of journalists. Who are they now? What are the audiences’ expectations towards journalists? What is the future of this profession?

We invite paper and panel proposals that cover the main themes below: 

1. Traditional and contemporary models of journalism 

2. Professional standards and values 

3. Professional roles and identities

4. Journalism and politics 

5. The changing business of journalism 

6. Journalism practice around the world 

7. Digital challenges for journalism practice 

8. Online journalism 

9. Citizen journalism 

10. Ethics in new media 

11. The future of journalism 

12. Local journalism

Conference submission

1. Individual paper: please submit an abstract (of max. 500 words) followed by the short biographical note (up words: name, surname, position, institution, address, e-mail) by 15 January, 2012.

2. Panel submission: please submit a panel rationale (of max. 500 words), followed by 75 – word panel description and 150 word – abstracts of the papers (max 4 papers per panel) by 15 January, 2012.

Notification of accepted papers will be sent out by 15 March, 2012.

Conference Date: 14 – 15 September, 2012, Gdansk (Poland)

All correspondence should be addressed to: 

More information: