Impact of Influencer Marketing on Consumer Purchase Behavior during the Pandemic
Authors: Misshka Guptaa
Country: India View / Download Full Text PDF File
Social Media has turned from our regular photos and thought dumping platform to a marketing space mainly led by influencers. Influencers, the ones who influence, hold a firm grasp on people all over social media through their content, views, thoughts, and uniqueness that they have to offer. These influencers are known to impact people especially the younger generations.
We can mark them as a new form of marketing that works beyond traditional marketing and is not limited to just selling a product but broadens the horizon to building a brand identity and creating a trustful relation between the audience, the brand, and the influencer. As the number of people who use social media grow, so grows the number of influencers and so does the number of companies choosing to use influencer marketing. The scope is big, the audience is endless and the influencers are professionals at creating engaging marketing content that is a long-term investment for any company big or small.
The aim of this paper is to bring to light the recent uproar of Influencer Marketing on social media during the pandemic and how it has had an impact on companies and on the audience’s purchase behavior. The data for this paper has been taken through a small research survey that has also been done on a sample size of 50 consumers to study the impact of influencer marketing on their purchase behavior and decisions. All data used is particular to the pandemic and hence data post-2020 to now has been used.
Keywords: Influencer Marketing, Brand Identity, Consumer Behavior, Sales, Purchase Behavior
Paper Id: 1148
Published On: 2021-07-25
Published In: Volume 9, Issue 4, July-August 2021
Cite This: Impact of Influencer Marketing on Consumer Purchase Behavior during the Pandemic - Misshka Guptaa - IJIRMPS Volume 9, Issue 4, July-August 2021. DOI 10.37082/IJIRMPS.2021.v09i04.018