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Effect Of Social Media Marketing On Brand Equity Of Online Companies

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  • Satheeka Kavisekera

    (Cardiff Metropolitan University)

  • Nalin Abeysekera

    (Open University of Sri Lanka)

Abstract

Social Media is a prominent marketing tool profoundly used by E-Businesses to draw the attention of the online target audience that could be converted to direct traffic. However, the non-exclusivity of social media has created a unique issue for virtual enterprises that are entirely depending on digital media. The main emphasis of this study is to appreciate the significance of Social Media Marketing in promoting the Brand Equity of E-Commerce enterprises. The empirical study is based on Kapruka.Com; Sri Lanka’s largest online gift shop with the aim of identifying the casual relationship between social media marketing and brand equity. An online questionnaire has been employed to collect the data during the survey. Evident by findings, there is a significant relationship between social media marketing and brand equity of online companies. The study contributes to the marketing practitioners in terms of enhancing the brand value by identifying and exploiting the main attributes of social media marketing.

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  • Satheeka Kavisekera & Nalin Abeysekera, 2016. "Effect Of Social Media Marketing On Brand Equity Of Online Companies," Management and Marketing Journal, University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 0(2), pages 201-216, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:aio:manmar:v:xiv:y:2016:i:2:p:201-216
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    Keywords

    Brand Equity; Social Media Marketing; Online Brand Community; E-Word-of-Mouth;

    JEL classification:

    • M30 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - General
    • M31 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Marketing

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