For the second year in a row, UK consumers have named Lego as their favourite brand. However, when asked to name the company they considered most relevant to their lives, Amazon took the crown. Lego has once again topped the annual Superbrands index, which each year invites 2500 British shoppers and industry experts to judge 1500 brands based on quality, reliability and distinction. For 2019, Apple moved up one place to second in the overall rankings, reversing positions with Gillette which completed the top three. Lego’s accolade follows on from a year in which the toymaker managed to stave off slow sales and return to growth. In the past 12 months, Lego has premiered its long-awaited Lego Movie sequel and reaped the rewards of uniting entertainment franchises like Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, DC Comics and Harry Potter in stores. Top 10 UK consumer brands 1. Lego2. Apple3. Gillette4. Rolex5. British Airways6. Coca-Cola7. Andrex8. Mastercard9. Visa10. Dyson Most relevant brands According to Superbrands, Amazon is the business Brits consider to be gaining the most relevance to people today. Despite consumer concerns around its working practices, how much tax it pays and its market dominance, the retailer bet off 1,595 other brands in to top the ‘relevancy index’ rankings of the Superbrands research. The relevancy index reduces the influence of longer-term goodwill and emotional bond on voters, focusing consumers’ minds on shifts in use and importance. Discount grocer, Aldi, took second place, while rival Lidl placed sixth. Revealing the nation’s growing concern over one of Britain’s top five causes of premature death, Macmillan Cancer Support came third in the relevancy rankings. Netflix clocked in at number four (moving up from eighth last year)....
Everyday it is estimated that we are exposed to nearly 400 marketing messages, of which only 150 are actually noticed and a lot less are recalled or make enough impact to prompt action. So how can you ensure you make yourself easily found? 1. Have a marketing strategy and review it. Have a clear idea of what you want to achieve and a focused strategy to help drive your business forward. Is retaining and winning new customers key or is increasing sales your goal? Don’t forget to review and tweak that strategy. 2. Know your customer. Who are they? Where are they? How can you target them? Knowing your customer helps target them at the right place at the right time and at the right cots; ultimately leading to a return in investment. 3. Know your competitors. What are your competitor’s strengths and weaknesses? How and where are they advertising? what can you do differently? 4. USP’s. Be clear of your unique selling point(s); make these part of your marketing strategy. Why should somebody choose you over your competitors? Let people know why you are the best company to come to. 5. Be consistent. Be consistent with your messages, reiteration is key. You want your clients to recognise you instantly. Less is more. 6.Be clear. What do you want your clients to do? Buy a ticket or product? Log on to your website? Find out more information? Call you? Tell them what to do and how to do it. Make it easy to be found. 7.Be social. No business can afford to ignore social media; it’s good for developing...
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