Social Media and Online Brand Communities

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Ansarin, Madina ; Ozuem, Wilson (2014)
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Subject: HF5410_Marketing

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