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Over the past ten years, an increasing number of organisations have gone beyond “personal pages” and viewed social media as a promising channel of communication with customers, partners, and employees. The attractiveness of social media marketing is primarily due to its accessibility for small and medium-sized businesses, which makes it possible to compete with large companies in informing a potential audience about goods and services. However, business promotion in social media is not always successful due to the low reach and level of audience involvement.

It is assumed that over the history of social media, a set of engagement management tools has been formed that can be structured, described, and proposed for use as a method for improving the effectiveness of social media marketing organisations.

Empirical and theoretical research methods were used to test the suggested hypothesis: 1) analysis of literature and Internet sources; 2) synthesis of the received information; 3) an experiment to evaluate the results of the practical application of several engagement management tools at the same time.

Based on the research data, a classification of engagement management tools is proposed for the first time, including six groups: analytical, visual, content, technical, advertising, and reputational. The effectiveness of using analytical, visual, content, and advertising tools has been experimentally proven and confirmed by statistics from the social media analytics services Popsters and LiveDune through the example of the @mebel_rummix community. The main result of the research is a generalisation of existing engagement management tools in practice into a single controlled methodological approach to improve the effectiveness of social media marketing organisations.

Keywords: social media, social media marketing, Internet marketing, SMM strategy, content plan, engagement index, social media audience

For citation: Pogorevich, A. V. (2020). Research of tools influencing the engagement of potential customers in social media as one of the ways to improve the effectiveness of SMM in organisations through the example of the Instagram community @mebel_rummix. Economic consultant, 32 (4), 28-40. doi: 10.46224/ecoc.2020.4.4


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Anastasia V. Pogorevich (Russia, Krasnoyarsk) – PhD of Economics, docent, lecturer. Siberian Federal University. Marketing specialist. Furniture company «Komandor». E-mail: Savina1979@mail.ru

Received: Jul 30, 2020 | Accepted: Oct 15, 2020 | Published: Dec 1, 2020
Editor: Yuri I. Treshchevsky, Professor, Doctor of Economics. Voronezh State Univercity, RUSSIA
Copyright: © 2020 Pogorevich, A. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.