How an organization uses Facebook advertising to influence consumer buying behaviour? -A Case study of Asos and Dorothy Perkins.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION1
Background to the Study1
Significance of the Study3
Definition of Terms3
CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW5
Business brand value11
What influences brand value?12
Social Media Marketing (Smm)15
CHAPTER 3: METHODOLOGY20
Rationale for the Chosen methodology20
Reliability and Validity29
Instrument for data collection29
Approaching the Participants30
CHAPTER 4: FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION31
Findings of the Research Study31
Analysis of the Focus Group discussion37
Attitudes and beliefs39
CHAPTER 5: CONCLUSION41
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
Background to the Study
The internet and other digital media have transformed marketing today' (Chaffey, 2009, p1). The evolution of social media advertising such as Facebook has provided businesses with a marketing communication channel which proves to be more engaging with their customers. It has also given businesses opportunities to expand into new market and offer exclusive new service, most importantly build stronger relationships with their customers.
Boyd. D et al 2007 defined social network sites such as Facebook 'as a web based service community in which people can share interests and activities online'. Mintel report shows, there were considered to be more than 25 million UK users of online social network Facebook , it has become apparent that it s the most successful communicating tool to use for an effective promotional campaigns for businesses. Mintel estimates the online fashion market is worth £4.8 billion in 2011, a 12% increase since 2010. This has given businesses opportunity to expand their market and revenue growth through Facebook advertising and other sort of social media. it is important they have solid customer relationship with their consumers as it 'aims to build a long-term relationship with customers, suppliers and distributions in hope of earning and retaining long -term business preference'(Kotler, 2000).
The phenomenon of Facebook has provided businesses the opportunity to fill in the market gap and increase their market share by attracting new customers through Facebook advertising. According to Mintel 2011 '13% of social networks users find Facebook advertising helpful when searching for information about and particular brand whilst 15% of the social network users mostly uses Facebook ...