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Proceedings of 11th Asian Business Research Conference
26-27 December, 2014, BIAM Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh, ISBN: 978-1-922069-68-9
Impact of Social Networking Sites in Marketing Communication: A
Study on Multi-National Companies in Bangladesh
Shirin Akhtar 1
Social Networking is used quite frequently in connection with the internet and it has only turned out to
be the most popular in the last few years. Through this social networking individuals can share pictures,
ideas, events, interest, post, and many activities with other individuals connected on their networking
site. It makes possible to build social relations among people sharing the same type of background or
link across economic, geographic and political boundaries and locating people having same problems
and queries. No wonder this rapid expansion of social networking sites also changes the consumer
behaviour and marketers communication pattern in our country. Now-a-days consumer to consumer
communication such as mobile messaging, blogging, MySpace, comparison shopping sites, facebook,
twitter, what’s up and so many sites are widely used. This paper focuses on the impact of social
networking sites on marketing communication and understand changing consumer behaviour and
consumption pattern in Bangladesh. The scope of the study is to make positive relationship between
communication and brand awareness. As customer choice and satisfaction is the first priority for any
marketing company specially the Multi National Companies therefore they must design their marketing
communication strategy with mordern and update version of social networking sites . To compete and
sustain in the present market the business organizations have to change their traditional
communication and adopt the tremendous new social networking sites for reaching consumer mind and
satisfying them. This study attempts to find out the relation of the product promotion through social
networking sites and consumer response in sales which also increase the marketer’s brand image.
Key words: Social Networking Sites, MNC, Consumer Mind, Brand Image, Communication.
Mst. Shirin Akhtar, Lecturer in Marketing, Northern University Bangladesh, email: [email protected]