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Investigating Social Media Strategies by Brands on Facebook and Instagram

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dc.contributor.author Dunn, Katharine
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-12T12:37:44Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-12T12:37:44Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11622/145
dc.description.abstract Widespread internet connection and easy access has led to a generation of individuals who spend a considerable amount of their time online making use of various social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This has created a new opportunity for brands to connect with their consumers and has essentially changed the way we market products and services. This research report has taken this into account and has looked at the various marketing strategies employed by brands on networks such as Facebook and Instagram. A strong textual analysis of pre-existing literature, combined with qualitative research in the form of online surveys with consumers has shown that there are several aims and motivations of owning and running a branded social media page for a business. In order for brands to hold a strong presence online and in the minds of their online customers, posts either need to serve functional, social, psychological, hedonic or monetary needs for the consumer. Fundamentally, brands need to ensure that their pages serve their target audience whilst creating brand awareness and maintaining a positive area for engagement as this ultimately builds trust in a brand and leads to brand loyalty. In a day and age where technology is ever changing and social networking sites are in today and out tomorrow, it is important for brands to find which platforms gives them the best reach as well as to know what strategies solicit the responses they are looking for. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The IIE en_US
dc.subject Social media en_US
dc.subject Social networking en_US
dc.title Investigating Social Media Strategies by Brands on Facebook and Instagram en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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