Abstract - This consumer segmentation schema is developed using 1) number of businesses followed and 2) companies’ social posts as direct influence toward purchase decisions, as defining behaviors. The use of a theoretical progression prospective, which tracks the development of the customer engagement construct, is central to our development. A combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods reveals types of consumer groups and their interactions, perceptions, and involvement with Corporate Social Media (CSM). Cluster analysis produces five distinct consumer segments, and a process to help managers more effectively achieve marketing goals. The use of additional consumer metrics are recommended for future research.
Wright, Beverly; Nadler, Scott; Borders, Aberdeen L.; Schwager, Paul H.; and Sasnett, Ashley
"Corporate Social Media: A Typology of Consumers,"
Atlantic Marketing Journal: Vol. 7
, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/amj/vol7/iss1/9