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Nevin, Frieda, Torres, Ann M
2012
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Irish Journal Of Management
Club 20: Investigating the Social Media Marketing Strategies of Nightclubs
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INTERNET marketing MARKETING MARKETING strategy MARKETING personnel SOCIAL media NIGHTCLUBS
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Social media is already an established feature in the marketing strategies of large global brands. This study explores how the social media success stories of large global brands may be emulated on a smaller scale by nightclubs in the midlands and west of Ireland. The topic is explored from both consumer and organisation perspectives. Focus groups were conducted with target consumers and in-depth interviews were carried out with nightclub marketing personnel. The findings indicate nightclubs are highly compatible with social media, but nightclubs are not using social media to their full potential; instead they are adopting an unstructured, outdated approach. This study adds to the debate on the role of relationships and promotion in social media marketing by presenting a cross-sectional account of the current use of social media marketing. The resulting framework is designed for nightclub marketing managers as a tool to enhance their social media marketing strategies.
1649-248X
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