About the Book

**Winner of the TAA 2017 Textbook Excellence Award**

“Social Media Marketing deserves special kudos for its courage in tackling the new frontier of social media marketing. This textbook challenges its readers to grapple with the daunting task of understanding rapidly evolving social media and its users.” — TAA Judges Panel

Social Media Marketing was the first textbook to cover this vital subject and has quickly become the market leader. It melds essential theory with practical application and covers core skills such as strategic planning for social media applications, incorporating these platforms into the brand’s marketing communications, and harnessing social media data to yield consumer insights. The authors outline the ‘four zones’ of social media that marketers can use to help achieve their strategic objectives:

  1. Community
  2. Publishing
  3. Entertainment
  4. Commerce

The new third edition has been extensively updated to include new content on tactical planning and execution and coverage of the latest research within social media marketing. Expanded new case studies and examples including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat are discussed in relation to globally recognized brands such as Pokemon Go, Nike, Amazon Kindle and Lady Gaga.

Suitable for modules and courses on social media marketing.