Social Media has a strong influence on consumer behaviour and brand commitment. It is part of a new “word of mouth” culture where recommendations are not only given and received amongst family and friends - but amongst a much wider audience. New business models such as group buying, move far beyond a recommendation to an immediate call to action from friends.
Consumers are now used to read other peoples’ comments and that influence their purchase decisions. There are also many consumers who write comments and want to influence companies in doing so. The consumer wants to be heard and enter into a dialog with companies as opposed to the former one-way communication. These trends show the importance of social media conversation and suggests that social media will gain even more importance in the future than it already does. TNS supports Clients in finiding new insights for Growth