Brand Health

Truly understand how your brand is performing in your category against your competitors

What is brand health?

Brand health is essentially a set of standardised metrics that are used to measure how your brand is currently performing in the hearts and minds of consumers against your competitors. This is usually done at a category level including all the major and minor brands that play in that space.

Why measure brand health?

Measuring brand health is an important component of understanding how your campaigns and marketing activities are impacting on your brand over time within the context of the competitive landscape.

When to measure?

Ideally you would firstly create a benchmark measure of your brand’s health prior to any significant marketing or product activities such as an ad campaign, a new product launch or a brand identity or positioning relaunch, and then again after the activity. This is commonly referred to as a pre-post measurement.

This will allow you to effectively track the impact of these activities on the brand. Some brands prefer to incorporate brand health as part of an ongoing program measuring annually, every 6 months, quarterly or even more often depending on activity.

What to measure?

Brand health typically covers three broad areas:

  1. 1
    Brand funnel metrics to understand the brand’s current performance across several consideration
  2. 2
    Brand equity scores to understand the value the brand brings against competitors
  3. 3
    Brand image to understand what associations consumers have with the brand that can help with purchase decisions

Let D&M Research create and tailor a brand health study to suit you.

For a detailed guide to the techniques and metrics used in brand health studies, download our printable Brand Health and Equity Guide

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