International Journal of Humanities and Applied Social Science

ISSN: 2471-7576 (Online)

The Influence of Celebrities on Consumer Buying Decision through Social Media

Author(s): Melissa Samir Araigy


Abstract:
This research is designed to see the influence of celebrity endorsement on the buying decisions of Lebanese young adults aged 18-35 years old, through social media. The data of 100 respondents were analyzed using the descriptive technique. The results showed that celebrities are effective in advertising a product but their influence on the buying decisions of Lebanese consumers is limited because respondents don’t considerate as believable. In addition, celebrity endorsement is more effective on female rather than male respondent. However, there was no significant difference regarding the type of celebrity since both male and female respondents consider “singer” as the celebrity type that is most likely to have an impact on their purchasing decision. Results also showed that the educational background is not related to the influence of celebrity endorsement on consumer buying decisions.