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Proses pembuatan keputusan industri butik vendor tempatan di Instagram

Hanani, Ismail (2017) Proses pembuatan keputusan industri butik vendor tempatan di Instagram. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Online marketing through Instagram has become a phenomenon in today's business world. The vendor's boutique owners mostly use Instagram as a marketing communications channel for their business. This situation shows that the vendor's boutique business has a competitive competition with other traders on the Instagram. This study was conducted to study at vendor’s boutique marketing activities and to see how they applies Instagram application in their marketing activities. In addition, this study is to expose the public with clearer view about the operation of vendor's boutique business, the reason of choosing Instagram as a marketing channel, and vendor’s boutique marketing strategies on the Instagram. This study was conducted using a semi structured interview and observation. A total of nine informants were interviewed and the data were analyzed by using thematic analysis techniques. The researcher applied netnographic research methods to see how marketing strategies on Instagram are used by vendor’s boutique businesses. The findings show that vendor’s boutique dealers handle vendor’s boutiques with its own uniqueness. In addition, the findings show that the use of Instagram as a marketing platform produced a positive effect on the vendor’s boutique business. Several internal and external factors were leading vendor’s boutique to getting involved with Instagram platform. Internal factors consist of business strategy, targeting and positioning. While external factors comprise the growth and popularity of Instagram, viral, cost pressures and features provided by Instagram. In addition, there are several strategies used in the marketing communications on the Instagram namely, conducting competitions with prize, new product or service announcements, interacting with fans, sharing useful information, addressing customer service issues, creative visual information, selecting appropriate time to update Instagram sites, interesting captions, using hashtags and tagging that are relevant to marketing activities. Based on the response provided by the informants, there are similarities and additions of new elements to the decision making process model in social media.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Supervisor : Mohd Rashid, Sabrina and Madon, Mot
Item ID: 7172
Uncontrolled Keywords: Instagram, Vendor’s boutique, Social media marketing, Caption, Hashtag
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5415.33 Consumer Behavior.
Divisions: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Date Deposited: 21 May 2019 00:45
Last Modified: 09 May 2021 03:10
Department: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Name: Mohd Rashid, Sabrina and Madon, Mot
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/7172

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