What is Brand Awareness?
Brand awareness shows how well your target group is aware of and understands your brand. Brands with high brand awareness are usually referred to as "trendy" or simply "popular." Brand awareness is invaluable when promoting your company and its products, especially at the beginning of the brand.

Brand awareness is an essential element of marketing activity because it influences the consumers who are overwhelmed by the amount of advertising messages they see or hear. An impression of what your brand is and what it means can increase sales, especially in areas where there are apparent differences between competitors.

Brand awareness is critical to business success and overall marketing goals. Reasons are:

Impact on Purchasing Habits
Numerous studies show that customers are quick to choose from options that include a well-known brand than to select from options with only unknown ones. Consider phones for example, what would you choose, Apple Phone or an Oppo Phone? Upon being exposed to other brands, a brand might lose some customers, but most still select the same brand they picked originally.

Brand Awareness Promotes Trust
In a world where consumers rely on in-depth research and other people's opinions before simple buying, brand confidence is critical. Once a consumer adheres to your brand, they are more likely to buy multiple times without overthinking, closing the gap between trust and loyalty.

Brand awareness creates trust. By giving your brand a familiar face, consumers can trust more easily. Brand recognition measures give your brand a personality. It gives you away, to be honest, sincere and receive feedback. These are all ways we trust as human beings. The relationship between man and brand is no different.

Brand Awareness Fosters Brand Impartiality
Brand equity often described as brand value, which is determined by the consumer experience and brand perception. Positive experiences and perceptions are synonymous with the positive perception of brands, and it is the same for negative perceptions.

Here are some valuable elements of positive brand value:

Higher prices due to higher perceived value.

Higher stock prices

Ability to expand business through product enhancements or service lines.

Increase social impact through brand value.

How does a brand identify (and increase) its value? Creating brand awareness and systematically promoting positive experiences. Awareness is the basis of brand value.

Once a consumer hears a brand, it recognizes it on its own, searches for a purchase, favors it on other similar brands, builds loyalty that ignites not only other purchases but also inspires referrals to family and friends.

For this reason, brand awareness is crucial. It builds trust among its customers, creates positive links and precious brand equity that makes the brand a family name and a vital component of the consumer.

Brand Awareness Creates Contact
Linking specific brand actions and products to encourage us to replace common words with trademark terms consciously. Before you know it, the customer is marketing the products themselves even if they are not using that particular product. For instance, if I ask you what is the capital of Botswana, what would you do? If you know it, congratulations you are brilliant. But if not, then you will Google it. Now see, “Google” here is a brand, a search engine not a verb. This is what makes a brand famous.

How to Create Brand Awareness?
To build brand awareness, you need to make sure your target market knows your product. Your products should have a recognizable logo and a brand repetitive message that can make your name memorable. Your brand can be delivered to the public through a variety of distribution platforms, from direct marketing to traditional advertising, social media and public relations. The strategy for each campaign may vary, but your commitment to fulfilling the promises you made to your consumers early on will help market your product to the consumer and influence their decision when they make a purchase.

Giveaways as Marketing Tool
People have always liked the idea of getting something for nothing. Marketers use this love for anything free to find new customers and increase sales. From free books on Amazon to free samples at the grocery store: Marketing gifts make products free for a while, growing sales in the future. According to experts, promotional materials are the oldest forms of advertising. US companies spend $ 20 billion a year on giveaways, according to Jerry McLaughlin, president of Branders, one of the largest providers of online promotional products, which serves as a piece of evidence that it works

According to an article in the Journal of Marketing, if your customers have positive experiences with free products, they are 20% more likely to talk about this free product, directly or through social networks. So, it does not just increase your chances of buying the product after a positive experience (at no cost), but also increase sales promotion for your products and brands without spending a lot of money on advertisements.

Author's Bio: 

Jason R. Morton is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Marketing Strategizers Promotional Products [www.MarketingStrategizers.com], one of the nations leading suppliers of Imprinted Promotional Products & Apparel Solutions for businesses, corporations, non-profits, education, and governmental organizations.

Marketing Strategizers is the leader in developing Customizable Branded Solutions for every client.