Analysing the dynamics of online advertising via instagram feed using susceptible-infected-recovered model / Nurul Natasya Che Abdul Halim

Abdul Halim, Nurul Natasya Che (2021) Analysing the dynamics of online advertising via instagram feed using susceptible-infected-recovered model / Nurul Natasya Che Abdul Halim. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi Mara Perlis.


The Instagram Feed becomes a marketing platform that has been used extensively by many marketers to advertise their products. However, most of the marketers who have used the Instagram Feed cannot predict whether the products that they have posted will be viral or not. If the product goes viral, they do not have any knowledge about the time the product starts to viral and the duration of the virality. Furthermore, there are uncertainties of the number of followers, likes and comments which affect the virality of products. The main objective of this study is to analyse the dynamics of online advertising through Instagram Feed using the epidemiological model. The model consists of three state variables namely susceptible (S) which represents the Instagram users who receive the advertising information, infected (I) represents the number of Instagram followers and recovered (R) represents the number of Instagram users who follow advertising page but stop viewing or sharing the information. Hence, it is known as SIR model. Three Instagram accounts had been chosen, there were @theduckgroup, @wawacosmeticshq and @cakenis. All the information about the number of followers, likes, views and shares had been collected for each Instagram account. The result showed that the advertisement could be more viral if the value of parameter β which is the transmission rate between the Instagram users and Instagram followers is higher. Meanwhile, the result revealed that there were not many changes with the virality as parameter γ, the rate of people who received and viewed advertisement post then stop viewing and like the posts increases. The advertisement would be viral faster when the initial number of Instagram followers who received and shared the advertisement increased. This study found that the advertisement post of @theduckgroup is the most viral.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Abdul Halim, Nurul Natasya Che
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Marketing > Telemarketing. Internet marketing
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Analysis > Difference equations. Functional equations. Delay differential equations. Integral equations
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis > Arau Campus > Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Programme: Management Mathematics
Keywords: Online advertising ; Instagram Feed ; Susceptible-Infected-Recovered Model
Date: 8 April 2021
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