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Social Media Strategies for Companies: A Comprehensive Framework

  • Bibian OgbujiEmail author
  • Anastasia PapazafeiropoulouEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9844)

Abstract

Companies when strategizing are looking for innovative ways to have a competitive advantage over their competitors. One way in which they compete is by the adoption of social media. Social media has evolved over the years and as a result, new concepts and applications are developed which promises to provide business value to a company. However, despite the usefulness of social media, many businesses fail to reap its full benefits. The current literature shows evidence of lack of strategically designed process for companies to successfully implement social media. The purpose of this study is to suggest a framework which provides the necessary alignment between social media goals with business objectives. From the literature review, a social media strategy framework was derived to offer an effective step by step approach to the development and implementation of social media goals aligned with a company’s business objectives. The contribution to this study is the development of a social media strategy framework that can be used by organisations for business value.

Keywords

Social media Social media strategy Social networks Social media Platforms 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brunel University LondonLondonUK

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