Why is Promotional Branding Effective?

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While having a strong online presence in this technology-driven society is important there are other branding initiatives that are effective and have good return on investment (ROI). Promotional branding through promotional products is an effective way to build business, establish customer relationships, build brand loyalty, and ultimately drives business.

Why does promotional branding work?

In an advertising saturated marketplace it’s difficult for businesses to cut through the clutter, however in a recent survey a majority of participants questioned could recall more about their promotional product(s) above any mass media advertising. In fact these studies found over 75% of survey participants could recall the specific product, advertiser, and message; this is a high recall rate!

This top-of-mind recall is what gives promotional products the edge on other advertising means. A brief exposure to a TV or radio commercial won’t be as effective as a promotional product being used by a prospect in their home or office. According to the survey 91% of participants had at least one promotional product in their kitchen and 74% had at least one promotional product in their work area – and on average the promotional products are kept for 7 – 8 months.

For TV and radio to be effective the ads need to be ongoing – which means costs increase. Compare this to strategically distributed promotional products and it’s clear that this targeted approach is a cost effective advertising method that produces high recall rate among consumers.

This isn’t a new concept, in fact promotional products have been around for decades, however now there’s the opportunity to brand a greater range of products – suitable for any industry and target market.

Promotional products build business so why not include them in this year’s marketing mix.

Study source: http://www.ppai.org/

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