The effects of facilitating conditions, customer experience and brand loyalty on customer-based brand equity through social media marketing
The prime concern of the current research effort is to assess the role of social media marketing efforts to explain the consumer-based brand equity among the restaurant industry of the United Arab Emirates. The study incorporated the facilitating conditions, customer experience and brand loyalty that influence the utilization of social media marketing that further develop the consumer-based brand equity. The restaurants are an important element of the hospitality sector in UAE and important due to the huge number of visitors. Therefore, the importance of social media marketing becomes more evident due to effective approaches in attracting the customers remotely. The collected data was analyzed on Smart-PLS and results depict that facilitating conditions, customer experience and brand loyalty influence social media marketing and consumer-based brand equity. However, the mediating role of social media marketing remained insignificant.
Nuseira, Mohammed T.