This summary is provided by the IPR Digital Media Research Center. SummaryThis study examined the relationship cultivation strategies and disaster social media functions that China’s Fortune 500 companies used in their Weibo posts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results showed that both relationship cultivation strategies and disaster social media functions effectively increased engagement between Chinese companies … Continue reading Relationship Cultivation and Public Engagement via Social Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic in China
Summary The COVID-19 pandemic quickly became a global disaster that impacted almost all Chinese and U.S. companies and presented them with new relationship management challenges. The heightened public emotions during the pandemic added more uncertainties to organization-public relationships and were likely to change companies’ relationship cultivation strategies. Companies could not afford to risk losing the … Continue reading Relationship Cultivation via Social Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comparison between China and the U.S.
This summary is provided by the IPR Digital Media Research Center Summary WeChat, the most widely used social mobile application nowadays in China. By observing the most transparent Chinese charitable foundations, this study conducted a quantitative content analysis to examine their use of WeChat for dialogic communication with publics. Particularly, this study found that Chinese … Continue reading Engaging Publics in The Mobile Era: A Study of Chinese Charitable Foundations’ Use of WeChat