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Consumer Socialization Process for the Highly Connected Customers: The Use of Instagram to Gain Product Knowledge

Consumer Socialization Process for the Highly Connected Customers: The Use of Instagram to Gain Product Knowledge
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Author(s): Ree C. Ho (Taylor's University, Malaysia) and Teck Choon Teo (RVi Institute, Myanmar)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 19
Source title: Strategies and Tools for Managing Connected Consumers
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Ree C. Ho (Taylor's University, Malaysia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9697-4.ch001

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Abstract

Over the past two decades, social media has developed exponentially and significantly changed the customers' shopping behavior. Social media apps enable customers to interact with retailers and other customers closely, and influences their purchase decision. Hence, it is small wonder that businesses are investing time and resources to promote their products and brand image on social media applications. Instagram is best known for its enriched visual features in both image and footage and suitable for developing strong brand engagement. It is a viable platform for businesses to promote their products to customers. This chapter proposes a framework of product learning process with the use of Instagram. It contributes in effective management of social media marketing and provides marketers with the guidelines in using Instagram creatively to roll out customer engagement strategies.

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