Effect of Word of Mouth on Consumer Buying Behavior

Authors

  • Saad Aslam COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan
  • Ehtisham Jadoon COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan
  • Khalid Zaman COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan
  • Shehryar Gondal MBA student, Iqra University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Abstract

The objective of this study is to examine the negative and positive affect of word of mouth marketing on consumer buying
behaviour. The study is based on primary data collected from one hundred households and university students from the area of Rawalpindi
and Islamabad cities of Pakistan. The data is analyzed using the techniques of frequency distribution and ranking. The result reveals that
consumers tend to rely on word of mouth for the purchase of everyday items as well as long-term goods. The people that seem to have an
influence on the decision of the consumers the most are closed family, friends and acquaintances. Results further show that a bitter
experience of a product/place can create problems for the company as it is a major factor of negative word of mouth. Viral Marketing is
gaining rapid popularity among consumers as it’s depicts in the results. Finally, a negative word of mouth travels faster than positive
comments.

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Published

2011-09-01

How to Cite

Aslam, S. ., Jadoon, E. ., Zaman, K. ., & Gondal, S. . (2011). Effect of Word of Mouth on Consumer Buying Behavior. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 2(3), 497. Retrieved from https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/10869