HOW SOCIAL MEDIA AFFECTS THE PURCHASE INTENTIONS OF FEMALE CONSUMERS IN MACAO - WATCHING BEAUTY AND COSMETICS PRODUCT EXPERIENCE VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE

Velda Chan, Susana C. Silva, Alessandro Lampo

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YouTube has become increasingly popular for marketing purposes. As corporate and user-generated content is widely available on this platform, beauty-related professionals need to understand how to create videos that make their products more appealing and stand out from the clutter. In this study, we examine four factors (i.e., perceived usefulness of the information, perceived credibility of the information, attitude toward the purchase, and perceived video characteristics) that affect the purchase intentions of female consumers. After viewing beauty-related videos, a sample of 204 female consumers was analyzed by structural equation modeling. The findings showed that videos with more views, likes, and comments tend to have a greater effect on the respondents' intentions to purchase. Also, the factors of perceived usefulness of the information, perceived credibility of the information, and attitude toward the purchase exhibited a significant effect on the intention to buy beauty-related products. The result showed that perceived video characteristics (such as quality and visuals) did not significantly influence the purchase intention, however, there is evidence that this factor should not be ignored by content creators. Finally, our research provides insights, strategies, and future directions for industry practitioners and marketers.


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YouTube marketing; YouTube beauty products; beauty and cosmetics marketing; purchase intention

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12662/2359-618xregea.v11i3.p107-118.2022

Direitos autorais 2022 Revista Gestão em Análise

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