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Let it go - Consumer empowerment and user generated content: an exploratory study of contemporary fashion marketing practices in the digital age

Montecchi, Matteo and Nobbs, Karinna (2017) Let it go - Consumer empowerment and user generated content: an exploratory study of contemporary fashion marketing practices in the digital age. In: Advanced Fashion Technology and Operations Management. IGI Global, pp. 294-317.

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Montecchi, Matteo and Nobbs, Karinna
Description:

The various digital interactions and contributions, which can be grouped under the umbrella term User Generated Content (UGC), can take the form of product reviews, blogs, demonstration of product usage or even “homemade advertising” (Berthon, Pitt, & Campbell, 2008; Fader & Winer, 2012). While current studies on UGC have mainly focused on the motivations that drive consumers to engage and contribute in various forms online, this research aims to explore how are organisations operating within the fashion industry are listening to, and taking advantage of, the various consumers contributions defined as UGC in order to innovate and create value for customers and other stakeholders. The findings of the semi-structured interviews conducted show that managers are still struggling in balancing the level of control and in managing a new generation of empowered consumers (Pires, Stanton, & Rita, 2006). Social media and UGC call for a more strategic approach by organisations wishing to succeed. The relationship between UGC and co-innovation was also identified.

Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: IGI Global
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 2017
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1865-5.ch013
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 15:11
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 15:11
Item ID: 11079
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/11079

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