BS in Journalism
The following study investigates how to use social media to increase consumer loyalty to a brand. With the increasing trend in the utilization of social media practices in the fields of public relations and marketing, it is becoming significantly important to understand how to effectively reach and communicate with consumers through this medium. Sashi states (2012) "the interactive nature of social media (its ability to establish conversations among individuals, firms in communities of sellers and customers, and involve customers in content generation and value creation) has excited practitioners with its potential to better serve customers and satisfy their needs" (p. 254). This study focuses on the necessary tools, tactics, and strategies that should be utilized through social media in order to increase consumer loyalty.