What Is A Brand Awareness Campaign?
[And How To Launch Your Brand]
What Is A Brand Awareness Campaign?[And How To Launch Your Brand]
So, what is a brand awareness campaign and what do you need to know before you run yours?
This is a very relevant question for any new brand leader.
Anyone with any online experience will tell you that you don’t just “build it and they will come”.
Though most of have learned this the hard way by pushing their website live and waiting to drown in a flood of inquiries…. only to get crickets.
Building a brand is one thing.
Getting the name of your brand onto the lips and into the mind of your audience is entirely different yet it is a critical part of building a successful brand.
In this article you’re going to learn what a brand awareness campaign is and what you need to know to effectively launch your brand into the spotlight.
What Is The Objective Of Brand Awareness?
Building a brand is not a quick task you bash out in a day before running to market with your offer.
Any entrepreneur worth their salt knows that you don’t just jump online, hire a designer to throw together a cheap logo and consider yourself branded.
Even if you were to invest in a designer who is a master at their craft, design is only a small element of what makes a strategic brand.
No matter the market, branding is about people.
Every business solves the problem of a want or need and every market is created by the existence of people who have a desire for that want or need to be resolved.
In other words, every brand has the task of communicating to their audience the value of their solution in a way that connects and resonates on a human level.
First, your brand needs the tools to communicate effectively, which are developed within the brand strategy.
Second, these messages then need to be placed where your audience gathers and where they’re most likely to store the value of your offer to memory.
This is the ultimate objective of a brand awareness campaign and is a critical phase of building a successful brand.
Why Your Brand Needs A Brand Awareness Strategy
If you’ve taken the time and effort to build your brand strategically, you’ll have a tool that’s built around who your audience is and what they want.
Every element should be developed to enable the brand to resonate more effectively with that target audience and should include the following strategic elements
Strategic Brand Identity
Brands built with all of these strategic elements aligned are at a significant advantage to their competitors, however, this is only the starting point.
Increased Brand Awareness Puts Your Brand On The Map
What good a statically constructed, well-designed brand if no one knows who it is, what it does and why that’s valuable to them.
This is where the brand awareness strategy takes centre stage.
With a well-executed brand awareness campaign you can transition your brand from obscurity, to prominence by speaking to the right pain-point, with the right message in the right channels.
If your successful, you can land your brand on the map and in the mind of your audience as a legitimate alternative to your competitors.
Your Audience Needs To Associate Your Brand With A Value
Raising brand awareness is not about getting a group of people to remember the name of your brand.
If they remember the brand name but not what it does, how it can help them or the value it offers, then their awareness is only of the name not the brand.
Leveraging the impact of brand awareness requires your messages to communicate what your brand does and why that’s valuable to your audience.
Only with this critical information will they be able to associate the brand with that difference its value during the buying consideration phase.
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What Is A Brand Awareness Campaign On Facebook? Can’t I just Run One Of Them?
The term “brand awareness” has become synonymous with Facebook due to their “brand awareness” campaign type.
Facebook is a legitimate advertising platform where new brands with zero reach can pay Facebook to put their messages in front of very specific people.
So, can’t you just select a “brand awareness” campaign type and put your budget to work to raise your brand awareness?
Although you can leverage Facebook as part of your brand awareness campaign and overall strategy, its certainly not a magic solution that just “gets you brand awareness”, in spite of its name.
An effective brand awareness campaign will consider all the channels your audience engages on, the environments they’re in, when they engage and the state they’re in when they engage.