Negative posts out-do flops in social media marketing

Negative posts out-do flops in social media marketing. Published in the Journal of Marketing, the study assessed social media posts for sentiment (positive, neutral, or negative), popularity (engagement), and customers’ likelihood to use social media, and found the popularity of a social media post had the greatest effect on purchases. “A neutral or even negative social media post with high engagement will impact sales more than a positive post that draws no likes, comments, or shares,” says study coauthor Ram Bezawada, associate professor of marketing in the University at Buffalo School of Management. “This is true even among customers who say their purchase decisions are not swayed by what they read on social media.” The researchers studied data from a large specialty retailer with multiple locations in the northeast United States. They combined data about customer participation on the company’s social media page with in-store purchases before and after the retailer’s social media engagement efforts. They also conducted a survey to determine customers’ attitudes toward technology and social media. The study also found that businesses’ social posts significantly strengthen the effect of traditional television and email marketing efforts. When social media is combined with TV marketing, customer spending increased by 1.03 percent and cross buying by 0.84 percent. (Cross buying refers to when a customer purchases additional products or services from the same firm.) When combined with email marketing, customer spending increased by 2.02 percent and cross buying by 1.22 percent.

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For businesses on social media, posts with high engagement have the greatest impact on customer spending, according to new research.

Published in the Journal of Marketing, the study assessed social media posts for sentiment (positive, neutral, or negative), popularity (engagement), and customers’ likelihood to use social media, and found the popularity of a social media post had the greatest effect on purchases.

“A neutral or even negative social media post with high engagement will impact sales more than a positive post that draws no likes, comments, or shares,” says study coauthor Ram Bezawada, associate professor of marketing in the University at Buffalo School of Management. “This is true even among customers who say their purchase decisions are not swayed by what they…

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