A study reported in the January 2010 issue of Promotional Products Business (PPB) tells us that consumer like and want “stuff with your logo on it” and that they remember the nice folks who give them what they want.
This study of American consumers, done in 2009 by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) revealed that 82 percent of consumers exposed to promotional products advertising within a one-year period recalled the company or brand advertised, AND 75 percent could remember the advertising message.
“Promotional products had a far greater recall rate for these advertising consumers when compared to ads they saw or read on television, print media and online advertising in the immediate past two-week period. What’s more, 83 percent of consumers reported that they liked to receive promotional products.“ (PPB)
While these are impressive recall numbers, what is really exciting is the reaction consumers had to the advertising. In other words, what actions did they take after receiving the promotional products?
Twenty percent of consumers reported making a purchase within one year after receiving the promotional product, while only 13.4 percent had made a purchase after seeing a print ad in the immediate past two weeks, 7.1 percent had made a purchase after seeing a TV ad in the immediate past two weeks and 4.6 percent made a purchase after seeing an online ad in the immediate past two weeks. (PPB)
What promotional products really excel at though, is in influencing the overall impression of the advertiser, This study reports that 52.6 percent of consumers had a favorable impression of the advertiser after being exposed to promotional product advertising whereas that same favorable impression was received by only 27.7 percent consumers exposed to TV advertising, 33.2 percent of consumers exposed to advertising via print media and 11.9 percent of advertisers exposed to online advertising.
What is the point? When you advertise with promotional products at least 4 things happen, all of them good;
1) The recipient remembers you
2) The recipient wants and appreciates the advertising
3) They will feel positive about you and your company
4) 20% of them will buy from you in the next year
When it comes to advertising, it doesn’t get much better than that!