Year 2019, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 287 - 306 2019-01-21

An Investigation on the Social Media Usage of the 100 Highest Brand Value on Turkish Brands
Marka Değeri En Yüksek 100 Türk Markasının Sosyal Medya Kullanımları Üzerine Bir İnceleme

Kumru UYAR [1] , Burcu ORALHAN [2] , İsmail Vefa BAYIRBAŞ [3]

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Companies are increasingly advocating social media technologies to transform businesses and improve corporate performance. This study examines the relationship between social media followers and brand value. Nowadays, there are not many studies on social media marketing which has an important role and increasing contribution in marketing. In addition, the issue of brand value has emerged as one of the most critical areas for marketing management. Nevertheless, there is no empirical evidence of the effects of social media activities on brand value, although there is a strong interest in the issue. Besides, a study examining the relationship between brand value and number of social media followers has not been reached in the literature. In this respect, this study will give a new perspective to the subject. The aim of this study is to examine the corporate social media accounts report of 100 companies, which are in Turkey’s list of most valuable brands “Turkey 100” published by “Brand Finance” research company in 2017, and to determine the degree of efficiency in the use of social media in sectoral sense of these companies. In the study, corporate Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn and Pinterest accounts and the number of users in these accounts of the companies, which are in “Turkey 100” list and operating in 13 major sectors such as banking and insurance, food, automotive, technology and information, sports, textile, construction, transportation, are examined. According to the findings, it is seen that the most widely used social media network is Facebook, while the least used social media network is Pinterest among the companies surveyed. When the findings are analyzed in terms of sector, it is concluded that different social media have come to the forefront in different sectors due to the characteristics of the sector and marketing forms.
İşletmeler, kurumsal performanslarını geliştirmek ve şirketlerini dönüştürmek için sosyal medya teknolojilerine gittikçe daha fazla önem vermektedirler. Bu çalışma, sosyal medya takipçi sayıları ve marka değeri arasındaki ilişkiyi incelemektedir. Günümüzde önemi ve pazarlamaya olan katkısı yadsınamaz olan sosyal medya pazarlaması ile ilgili çok sayıda çalışma bulunmamaktadır. Ayrıca, marka değeri konusu, pazarlama yönetimi için en kritik alanlardan biri olarak ortaya çıkmıştır. Bununla birlikte, konuya yoğun ilgi gösterilmesine rağmen, sosyal medya faaliyetlerinin marka değerine etkilerinin ne olduğuna dair ampirik kanıt yoktur. Literatürde marka değeri ve firmaların sosyal medya takipçi sayıları arasındaki ilişkiyi inceleyen bir çalışmaya ulaşılamamıştır. Bu açıdan bu çalışma konuya yeni bir bakış açısı kazandıracaktır. Bu çalışmada, “Brand Finance” araştırma şirketinin 2017 yılında yayınladığı ve Türkiye’nin en değerli markalarını listelediği “Turkey100” raporunda yer alan 100 şirketin kurumsal sosyal medya hesaplarının incelenmesi ve bu şirketlerin sektörel anlamda sosyal medya kullanımındaki etkinlik derecelerinin belirlenmesi amaçlanmıştır. Çalışmada, bankacılık ve sigorta, gıda, otomotiv, teknoloji ve bilişim, spor, tekstil, inşaat, ulaşım ve enerji gibi çeşitli 13 ana sektörde faaliyet gösteren ve Turkey100 listesinde yer alan şirketlerin Türkiye merkezli kurumsal Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn ve Pinterest hesapları ve bu hesaplardaki kullanıcı sayıları incelenmiştir. Elde edilen bulgulara göre araştırmaya konu olan şirketler arasında genel olarak en fazla kullanılan sosyal medya ağının Facebook olduğu görülürken en az kullanılan sosyal medya ağının Pinterest olduğu görülmüştür. Bulgular sektörel olarak incelendiğinde sektörün özelliklerinin ve pazarlama şekillerinin etkisiyle farklı sektörlerde farklı sosyal mecraların ön plana çıktığı sonucuna ulaşılmıştır.
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Journal Section Türkçe Araştırma Makaleleri
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-2604-5317
Author: Kumru UYAR (Primary Author)
Institution: NUH NACİ YAZGAN ÜNİVERSİTESİ, İKTİSADİ VE İDARİ BİLİMLER FAKÜLTESİ
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-8905-0140
Author: Burcu ORALHAN
Institution: NUH NACİ YAZGAN ÜNİVERSİTESİ, İKTİSADİ VE İDARİ BİLİMLER FAKÜLTESİ
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-8223-3654
Author: İsmail Vefa BAYIRBAŞ
Country: Turkey


APA UYAR, K , ORALHAN, B , BAYIRBAŞ, İ . (2019). Marka Değeri En Yüksek 100 Türk Markasının Sosyal Medya Kullanımları Üzerine Bir İnceleme. Erciyes İletişim Dergisi, 6 (1), 287-306. DOI: 10.17680/erciyesiletisim.477664