Jeffrey Henning, president of Researchscape International, said people are increasingly relying on people around them for information about products. “A lot of studies have shown that people trust their friends and family more than traditional ads,” Mr. Henning said. “For brands, this is a way to bypass traditional channels and gather some social clout that would otherwise not be available. And it’s certainly cheaper than a major marketing TV campaign.”
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