Brand awareness is a common term if you’ve been around the marketing space for some time. But, what does it exactly mean, and why are companies obsessing over the next brand awareness campaigns?
In simple terms, brand awareness is how well people are able to recognize your brand. This cannot be measured by just one metric alone as it encompasses things from reach, traffic, engagements, and the like.
The more aware your target market is of your brand, the more synonymous your products or services are when people consider the category they belong to. This is a requirement for any brand, especially new ones before they can properly build brand loyalty. Contrary to belief, brands do not have to be the most recognizable to everyone. It just has to be recognizable to your target audience.
Here are some ways your company can use brand awareness:
Show the human behind the brand
People gravitate to brands that have unique personalities. However, this doesn’t mean that all brands can benefit from the witty social media personalities of other brands. It doesn’t mean though that you shouldn’t put a personality behind your brand voice and image.
Customers can tell when a brand is more “human” than others. This shows not just in the posts but in how your brand engages with its audience. Remember that when it comes to social media marketing, communication is often a two-way street.
You can interact with your audience by asking questions, polls, or simply by replying to their comments. By doing so, you’re letting them know there’s a person behind your company account. This goes the same way when it comes to posting things that may not entirely be related to the product or service, such as posting about current trending topics. Show your audience that you are updated with what’s happening around you, just like them!
Make sure your brand tells a narrative
Storytelling is one powerful tool as it gives the audience something to hold onto. Even if not properly articulated, every brand has to have a story whether it’s the story of the founder, how the product came about, or how the business was able to break through. The important part is to communicate this to your audience. The narrative can be about anything as long as it is authentic.
Recognize the value beyond your product
One way to deepen your brand awareness strategy is to go beyond the product and see what value you can offer. The point of this is not directly for sales. But, it can lead to relationship building that creates opportunities for your audiences to get to know your brand in a different way.
This can come in many ways from educating, informing, or even entertaining through blogs, podcasts, newsletters, and social media posts. If the team or company has a pool of expertise, then it might be the best way to share it with others.
Create shareable content
Word-of-mouth marketing should not be underestimated as it is a surefire way to develop familiarity and build trust with customers. This is about seeing what impact you can create in your content to make it shareable to audiences.
This may be a way of indirect marketing as you’re not directly selling the product. But, it can offer big returns on your overall awareness and impact in the long run if paired with a good strategy.
Creating an effective brand awareness strategy could be a daunting task as it requires a lot of work from strategy to execution. But, don’t be discouraged, iManila can help!
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