We have seen that greater brand salience is accompanied by a greater number of positive associations and fewer negative associations but have yet to examine the specific nature of these associations. What do these positive and negative associations consist of? Are brand associations emotional or more functional? To shed light on the answers to these questions, we share our findings for three market leaders: Apple, Bud Light and the market leader in an oral care category.
We are entering the Fifth Age of Audience Measurement. It is an age where methodologies are being re-calibrated in response to a fast-changing media environment and where the quest for total understanding of audiences is higher than it has ever been. It is also an era where politics and economics are far greater barriers to progress than technical concerns.
As much as we would like our decisions to be thoughtful and fully considered, the large amount of information, lack of time and our limited mental capacity make it difficult to do so. To consider all the available information would not be practical or possible. Instead, we base our decisions on singular pieces of information.
The promise of online advertising was to deliver more relevant, timely and targeted communications for the mutual benefit of consumers and advertisers. People would only be exposed to ads appropriate to their desires and at the moments when they were most receptive, while advertisers would cut waste and deliver hyper-efficient campaigns through laser-guided audience targeting and personalised messages.
拜倫．夏普（Byron Sharp）特別主張影響品牌成功的關鍵是市場滲透成長，而非品牌忠誠。雖然他的建議聚焦在如何讓既有品牌成長，但行銷人應該要想想，他的法則是否能應用在新產品開發上？也就是說，行銷人是否能夠利用夏普的法則發行成功的新產品？Byron Sharp asserts that it is penetration growth and not loyalty that is critical to brand success. While Sharp’s advice focuses on how to grow existing brands, marketers should be asking if his principles apply to new product development as well. In other words, can marketers use Sharp’s principles to help them launch successful innovations?