The individuals and especially the young ones live in a certain online information and communication bubble. The aim of this paper is to present certain aspects related to social media, to the addiction of social media developed by young individuals that are becoming the main online consumers in today’s economy and to identify if a certain social media addiction can affect the consumers, the products that they buy and the brands that they acquire or use. The paper underlines the concept of brand loyalty; its main characteristics and we point out certain advantages and disadvantages in relation to social media and the addiction for the online environment.
The study of consumer behaviour has become in recent decades increasingly important. Therefore, it is particularly important to understand what processes are acting in the black box of consumers of tourism services before taking any marketing decision. This paper presents a marketing research that aims to identify key dimensions of consumers of tourism services. The marketing research is based on online questionnaire sent by a representative sample shows a number of answers about consumers' purchasing intentions, the main influences on consumer attitudes, motives in choosing the holiday package, the main sources of information accessed in the process of choosing the tourism services, etc.
The evolution of the society and that of the information and communication technologies of the last decades have brought great changes in the business world and in the way, companies relate and view the consumers. In this context of the everchanging world of the 21st Century, we must see how the concept of marketing has evolved in the last century and how these shifts must be applied in today’s world. Our paper presents a brief the evolution of the marketing concept from the first ideas of marketing in the beginning of the last century and up to our days, we underline the shifts that have occurred in an interconnected world from an exclusive to an inclusive approach, from individual to social actions etc. We also point out the need to change and adapt the marketing strategy to deliver value to consumers, employees, to business partners and vision to shareholders. We consider that delving further into these aspects will bring forth further knowledge and allow the companies and academics to understand better the changes that will come in the years to come
The usage of online social networking sites has never been stronger for the individuals and for the companies. This paper is underlining the importance of using the online social networking (OSN) sites in the communication strategy of one’s company; it presents the concept and the evolution of this marketing tool. It points out the advantages and disadvantages of using such a platform in a marketing campaign. We are underlining the strengths and weaknesses of this tool, as well as the main tactics and actions that the company must use in order to achieve the desired / maximum result when using such a communication platform in its strategy. At the same time we are presenting several results of a quantitative marketing research about how the OSN sites influence the consumers and the buying behaviour.
The usage of online social networks (OSN) in the last decade has changed the manner in which the individuals and especially the young people / students communicate with each other. The aim of our research paper, which is a part of a larger study, is to identify the manner in which the online social networks influence the communication process of the students from Sibiu and Alba Counties of Romania. The present marketing research is a quantitative one, based on a questionnaire that provides a clear insight on what are the main OSN used by the students and it shows how or if the students use the OSN to express their feelings and emotions. The research also shows the influence in the communication process between students and teachers, it points out the main reasons for using such a communication tool and activities undertaken by the students on their preferred OSN.
Hortensia Gorski, Mircea Fuciu and Luigi Dumitrescu
The current changes and challenges of the economic and financial environments have created a need for further development in the way higher education, organizations and management systems view the sustainable development and business education. The purpose of this paper is to examine different aspects and approaches regarding sustainability, sustainable development, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the context of business education. The research is based on a literature review, on the experience gained as a result of our participation in various projects and international activities regarding the above-mentioned concepts, and on the results of several qualitative and quantitative marketing researches developed by the authors. Based on these findings we are underlining the fact that the concepts related to CSR and its components are not well known by managers of companies and public institutions and we also point out the fact that the respondents that have knowledge and skills in this field, have acquired most of them outside the formal education system. Furthermore, the paper contributes to the discussion needed to take place in order to understand that universities should make important steps not only for reorienting curriculum, developing programs, and modules, but also in implementing innovative teaching methods in order to integrate such topics in their educational programs.