Actual Reputation Technology of Individual Entrepreneurs: Personal Branding in Social Networks

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Abstract

The paper discusses one of the reputational technologies that have been actively used by individual entrepreneurs, namely, personal branding in social networks, which has not yet become the focus of special study. The impacting character (emotiogenity) of personal posts in blogs of individual entrepreneurs is analyzed. The study material is 4 blogs of individual entrepreneurs on Instagram (2 men and 2 women) with 5.000/20.000 subscribers. The number of posts analyzed over September-October 2018 was 266. The analysis methodology employs a cognitive-discursive approach aimed at identifying emotiogenic topics and the nature of their implementation in various types of texts - descriptions, narrations, instructions, arguments, explanations and phatic dialogues. The number of likes, as well as the number and nature of comments to the post indicates its emotiogenity. When interpreting the results of the quantitative analysis, the authors consider the gender factor and status of the blogger (the number of subscribers). The authors conclude that personal posts-descriptions and narratives that show the blogger's daily life have the greatest emotional effect. The paper reveals differences in the speech behavior of male and female bloggers and qualitative differences in perception of posts depending on the status of the blogger. The factor of personal post emotiogenity is of great significance in the reputational technology of personal branding.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference Communicative Strategies of Information Society (CSIS 2018)
EditorsOlga Dmitrievna Shipunova
PublisherAtlantis Press
Pages98-102
ISBN (Print)9789462526761
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Feb 2019
EventThe International Conference on Communicative Strategies of Information Society - Санкт-Петербург
Duration: 26 Oct 201827 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
PublisherAtlantis Press
Volume289
ISSN (Print)2352-5398

Conference

ConferenceThe International Conference on Communicative Strategies of Information Society
Abbreviated titleCSIS 2018
CountryRussian Federation
CityСанкт-Петербург
Period26/10/1827/10/18

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