Assessing dialogic features of corporate pages on Facebook in Latin American companies

Paul Capriotti, Ileana Zeler*, Andrea Oliveira

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Abstract

Purpose: This study aims to analyze whether companies from six Latin American countries are encouraging dialogic communication on Facebook. Design/methodology/approach: To do so, the paper studied the level of predisposition for interaction and the type of interaction achieved by companies on Facebook to produce an effective dialogic communication exchange and to generate conversation through different types of communication exchange between organizations and users. This research includes a specific analysis of the active presence, interactive attitude, interactive resources, responsiveness and conversation of 29,078 posts on 135 corporate fanpages of companies from six Latin American countries. Findings: The results show that companies have a low interest in managing communication from a dialogic perspective on the social network, not only because a greater predisposition to interaction is needed, but also because the interaction generated is very low. Therefore, the paper identifies the need to review the communication strategy on social networks and to define a strategy aligned to the dialogic nature of the social network. Originality/value: This research contributes to broadening the conceptual reflection on the evaluation of the dialogue in the digital context and aims to generate new methodological contributions to the evaluation of dialogic communication in an integrated way.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-30
Number of pages14
JournalCorporate Communications
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted in press - 2021

Keywords

  • Conversation
  • Corporate communication
  • Dialogic communication
  • Dialogue
  • Facebook
  • Interaction
  • Responsiveness
  • Social networks

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