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Title: When too much “me” is bad for “us” : the detrimental effect of selfie on self-brand connection
Authors: Bharti, Mehak
Keywords: Business::Marketing::Social
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Bharti, M. (2020). When too much “me” is bad for “us” : the detrimental effect of selfie on self-brand connection. Doctoral thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Abstract: The growing popularity of selfie campaigns has taken the world by storm. Such campaigns have allowed marketers to tap into consumers’ social media following and led to a common perception among practitioners that getting consumers to take a selfie with their brands helps establish a consumer-brand relationship. Although such perception is intuitively appealing, it is unclear whether it has any firm basis in truth. Do selfie campaigns really lead to a stronger self-brand connection? Contradicting conventional wisdom, this research shows that selfie campaigns actually inhibit the establishment of self-brand connection, as the act of taking a selfie shifts consumers’ attention away from the brand to themselves (i.e., it leads to greater self-focus). This does not mean selfie campaigns are detrimental to the establishment of a self-brand connection across all situations. Our research shows that selfie campaigns may lead to positive self-brand connections for brands that are linked to the consumers’ identity a priori, and for “cool” brands. Across seven studies, this research highlights the nuances in using selfie campaigns to build self-brand connections.
DOI: 10.32657/10356/142791
Rights: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).
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