Analysis of Outdoor Wear Consumer Characteristics and Leading Outdoor Wear Brands Using SNS Social Big Data

SNS 소셜 빅데이터를 통한 아웃도어 의류 소비자 특성과 주요 아웃도어 의류 브랜드 현황 분석

Jung, Hye Jung;Oh, Kyung Wha

  • Received : 2016.01.29
  • Accepted : 2016.02.25
  • Published : 2016.02.28


Consumers have come to demand high quality, affordable prices, and innovative product designs of the outdoor wear market due to their well-being and leisure oriented lifestyle. A new system of business in outdoor wear has emerged in the process through which corporations have endeavored to satisfy such consumer needs. Outdoor wear brands have utilized social network services (SNS) such as Facebook and Twitter as means of marketing and have built close relations with consumers based on communication through these media. Recently, explosively escalating SNS data are referred to as social big data, and now that every consumer online is a commentator, reviewer, and publisher, the outdoor wear market and all of its brands have to stop talking and start listening to how they are perceived. Therefore, this study employs Social $Metrics^{TM}$, a social big data analysis solution by Daumsoft, Inc., to verify changes in the allusions related to outdoor wear market found on SNS. This study aims to identify changes in consumer perceptions of outdoor wear based on changes in outdoor wear search words and trends in positive and negative public opinion found in SNS social big data. In addition, products of interest, the major brands mentioned, the attributes taken into consideration during purchases of products, and consumers' psychology were categorized and analyzed by means of keywords related to outdoor wear brands found on SNS. The results of this study will provide fundamental resources for outdoor wear brands' market entry and brand strategy implementation in the future.


outdoor wear;consumer analysis;brand analysis;social network service;social big data


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Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea