REAL Brand Promise Examples

[To Inspire Your Brand Strategy]

Brand promise examples are not hard to come by.

A quick search of the old trusty Google will give you more “brand promise examples” articles than you’d ever care to sift through.

Though most of these articles tell stories of a pledge, a guarantee, a commitment or an oath, very few give you solid brand promise examples.

They reference taglines, mission statements, vision statements or value propositions or all the above bundled into a single article titled “Best brand promise examples ever”… or something along those lines.

“Brand promise” like so many brand strategy elements is both misused and misunderstood as a strategic tool.

This article will show you real brand promise examples and shift your perspective so you can apply this tool effectively.

Brand promise examples are not hard to come by.

A quick search of the old trusty Google will give you more “brand promise examples” articles than you’d ever care to sift through.

Though most of these articles tell stories of a pledge, a guarantee, a commitment or an oath, very few give you solid brand promise examples.

They reference taglines, mission statements, vision statements or value propositions or all the above bundled into a single article titled “Best brand promise examples ever”… or something along those lines.

“Brand promise” like so many brand strategy elements is both misused and misunderstood as a strategic tool.

This article will show you real brand promise examples and shift your perspective so you can apply this tool effectively.

How Your Brand Promise Captures Your Brand Experience

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I’ve read more “Brand Promise Examples” articles than most and while some offer valuable branding insights, most fail to capture what a “brand promise” actually is for the reader.

First, let’s clear up what a brand promise is not:

Just Do It

Because You’re Worth It

I’m Lovin It

The Ultimate Driving Machine

Think Different

These are all great examples of taglines, though taglines are not brand promises (unless of course they make an actual promise, but we’ll get into that later).

Taglines are designed to either solidify a position or own an idea (or both) in the mind of the intended audience.

A brand promise, on the other hand, is a promise (either literal or implied) made by the brand to deliver on a brand experience for the audience.

See the difference?

The tagline wants to own a position or idea.

The promise commits to delivering on an experience.

The Promise Articulators Are In The Minority