Funny how names are. A specific type of advertising was labeled “brand advertising”. So the myth developed that in order to build brand, you need to use brand advertising.
Except, it isn’t true. And with billions of dollars of revenue on the line, it’s time advertisers got smarter. Because here’s the real brand truth:
1. All types of advertising build brand.
2. The type which is most effective changes – depending on your company, brand, consumer, profit structure and product or service situation.
3. Quite often a mix of types is most effective – a mix which may or may not include “brand advertising”.
The Brand Building Power of Product Advertising Given this truth, it’s sad that one particularly powerful tool is also one of the least understood by agencies & the ad biz — advertising which uses the product to build brand. Read more of this post