Säg något intressant!: En kvalitativ studie av marknadskommunikation på Facebook
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Elin Johansson, Hanna Johansson, Camilla Nilsson Say something interesting! A qualitative study of marketing communication on Facebook Pages: 36
With the emergence of social media, new ways has been created for companies to reach out to its audience. From being dependent on journalists to provide information, companies today have the ability to self-publish information in the open media channels. The use of social media should not replace traditional marketing communication though, but works best as a complement. It is a new environment that requires the company to adapt its working methods. Although the work is different, it is important that companies see social media as part of the overall marketing communication and not as a separate project. The purpose of this paper is to study recipient’s experience of company’s communications in social media. We have chosen to relate this to the instructions on methods of marketing communication and social media marketing as found in literature on the subject. This is to examine whether firms achieve the desired effect of the methods that are considered most appropriate. Does the message reach out? The focus of this study is marketing communication in the social media Facebook. The study consists of qualitative interviews to illuminate the recipients' views and experiences, as well as a literature study from the theoretical perspective of the sender of marketing communication in social media. The results showed that business as well as audience must interact in a functional relationship in social media. Companies should be more like the customer they are trying to reach. If companies choose to expose themselves in social media, time must be given to this, which is what the audience expects.
Key words: Marketing communication, social media, social media marketing, Facebook, recipients, sender
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 36 p.
Marknadskommunikation, Sociala medier, Social mediemarknadsföring, Facebook, Mottagare, Sändare
Media and Communications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-15589OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-15589DiVA: diva2:427839
Subject / course
HLK, Media and Communication Studies
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law