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Analysis of Brand-Related User Generated Content Antecendents Influence on Brand Equity to Increase Purchase Intention (Case Study: Yamaha Motor Indonesia)

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The global development of information technology, especially social media, brings a lot of revolutionary changes in many facets of life, including the development of User Generated Content (UGC). Besides, the number of Internet users in Indonesia reaches 63 million people in November 2013. So, Indonesian marketers should start to consider how to take benefit from UGC development and understand its subsequent impact on brand equity and purchase intention. Yamaha Motor Indonesia (YMI) as the second largest player in Indonesia who wants to increase its market share, should do effort to increase its brand equity and consumers’ purchase intention through its virtual community. The objectives of this research are to analyze the influence of Brand-Related UGC on Brand Equity of YMI, and to analyze the influence of Brand-Related UGC and Brand Equity on Purchase Intention of YMI. The data collection technique used is questionnaire disseminated to the members of YMI online community, using Likert scale. While the data analysis technique used is Path Analysis. The result of Path Analysis shows the structural equation Y = 0,525X + 0,85091 where Brand-Related UGC significantly contributes to Brand Equity at 27,6% and Z = 0,435X + 0,256Y + 0,79252 where Brand-Related UGC and Brand Equity simultaneously and significantly contributes to Purchase Intention at 37,2%.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 2015

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