Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Communication and Media - with a specialization in Media Studies and Practice
College of Communication and Design
In today’s digital marketing driven environment, it is essential that organizations understand the strategies behind technology in advertising. Unfortunately, many marketers do not have a strategy when they begin utilizing digital marketing strategies. The purpose of this study is to understand how viral topics translate into digital marketing. The research includes a case study on United Airlines, followed by in-depth interviews with digital marketers, and accompanied by an analysis of the business’ digital marketing campaigns. Analysis of the campaigns reveal the different digital marketing strategies organizations use to build and maintain relationships with consumers. The study concludes with a discussion of the lessons learned from the research: the implementation of viral topics in digital marketing increases brand exposure; focusing more on relationships than sales, increases sales; interesting content promotes interaction.
Diab, E. (2017). Translation of Viral News Topics into Digital Marketing [Doctoral thesis, Lynn University]. SPIRAL. https://spiral.lynn.edu/etds/295