ANALYSIS OF LEGO BRAND COMMUNICATION FOR THE AUDIENCE OF CHILDREN IN SOCIAL MEDIA

Diāna Volkova, Jeļena Volkova, Daina Znotiņa

Abstract


Social media have become not only a platform for contacts among individuals but also a channel through which companies can maintain constant two-way feedback with consumers. Companies around the world become increasingly aware of the potential of children in the market and increase their communication with the children's audience. The ability to influence a child’s choices through communication via social media could give companies an opportunity to increase their sales. The aim of the research is to assess the elements of social media communication for the LEGO brand and their influence on children’s audience in Latvia. The research concluded that nowadays it is important for a company to identify the right target audience, and only then, based on the company’s strategy, consider the need to use specific tools available in social media. By focusing their communication on children, companies also need to build a parallel relationship with their parents to make sure that the brand is relevant, safe and committed to the values that are relevant to the audience. Nowadays it is fruitful to focus on video content that creates a sense of presence and reality. LEGO is a good source of inspiration for companies in Latvia that want to create a strong brand story, thereby increasing their visibility through communication via social media. The research aim was achieved by identifying the theoretical basis, analysing the communication marketing activities of the LEGO brand focused on children, as well as conducting structured expert interviews and performing a content analysis.


Keywords


brand, children’s audience, communication, social media

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17770/jresd2020vol1.12.5394

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