Social Media and Online Brand Communities

Ansarin, Madina and Ozuem, Wilson (2014) Social Media and Online Brand Communities. In: Computer-Mediated Marketing Strategies: Social Media and Online Brand. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 1-27. ISBN 978146665958

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Abstract

It is widely recognised that a better understanding of social media and its implications is essential for formulating effective branding strategies in evolving Computer-Mediated Marketing Environments (CMMES). However, few studies have examined how social media influences brand image in the luxury sector. The current study intends to examine whether increased exposure through social media influences brand image in technologically infused marketing environments. Drawing on extant literature from various perspectives (in areas such as marketing, information management, and communications studies), this chapter examines exposure to social media and how this influences consumer perceptions of luxury fashion brands. The current analysis develops a critical examination of social media and the perceived prevalence on brand image by elucidating overwhelming perspectives in the evolving technological marketing environments.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marketing, Social Media, Online Brand
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5410 Marketing
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Business School > Business and Human Resource Management
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business Research
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 16:59
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 04:05
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4347

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