Social Media Marketing and Luxury Consumption: A Literature Review

  •  Giuseppe Colella    
  •  Cesare Amatulli    
  •  Maria Pilar Martinez-Ruiz    


People and companies worldwide are by now involved and attached to web 2.0 technologies and in particular to social media platforms. In this context, these digital technologies and social media have modified and improved the way to communicate and collaborate between companies and customers in all sectors through by implementing effective interaction mechanisms. However, the approach to social media and digital technologies in sectors such as luxury has been slower. Therefore, the main aim of this study is firstly to systematically examine and review the current studies conducted on the related area of ​​social media and luxury marketing. Secondly, in addition to providing an overview of the main themes and trends covered by the relevant literature, this review has focused on the consumption of luxury and the dual dimension that it can take in a social media context. Third, a systematic review of the literature on academic research on social media marketing in luxury brands was conducted to collect, examine and synthesize the reactive studies. This review also provided important insights on social media marketing in luxury brands and key research topics were classified into three insights, on consumer behavior, brand awareness and advertising activities in a social media context. Therefore, this study, for both academics and marketer manager, could represent a solid theoretical basis for empirical studies on the phenomenon of social media marketing in the field of luxury marketing and luxury brands.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
  • ISSN(Print): 1918-719X
  • ISSN(Online): 1918-7203
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: quarterly

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