The purpose of this paper is to outline the contributions presented in this special section on the selfie phenomenon and its significance for marketing practice and scholarship.
The significance of the topic is reviewed and themes related to the selfie phenomenon and marketplace issues are discussed in connection with extant research. The contributions of each paper are briefly highlighted and discussed.
Although the selfie is a relatively new phenomenon, both marketing practice and scholarship have noticed its prominence in consumer lives and potential for generating marketplace insights. Despite its frequently presumed triviality, the selfie is a multifaceted phenomenon of significance to key marketing areas such as branding, consumer behavior or market research. Possible avenues for future research are outlined.
Key issues relating to research into the selfie phenomenon for marketing scholars are illuminated.
Kedzior, R., Allen, D.E. and Schroeder, J. (2016), "The selfie phenomenon – consumer identities in the social media marketplace", European Journal of Marketing, Vol. 50 No. 9/10, pp. 1767-1772. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJM-06-2016-0363
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