What is Brand Recall?

What Is Brand Recall?

If you are a business owner, you understand how important it is for people to identify and remember your brand easily. This is because the world is very competitive, and you would like people to think about your business every time they are looking for a product in your niche. In any case, your competitors are also investing their resources in brand awareness, and if you are not careful, it may become difficult for your business to stand out. Brand recall is one of the most critical components of brand awareness that you need to work on. But what exactly is brand recall, and how can you make your brand more memorable? 

What is Brand Recall? 

As mentioned earlier, Brand recall is an integral component of brand awareness. It works jointly with brand recognition. In simple terms, brand recall has to do with how people feel and think about your business. It can be defined as the likelihood of a customer remembering your brand name when prompted with a product associated with your niche. In other words, it is the measure of your customers” ability to remember your brand name. To easily understand what brand recall entails, you need to understand the two primary forms of brand awareness: aided brand awareness and unaided brand awareness. 

Aided brand awareness is when a consumer remembers your brand name when given a clue, for example, when you remind them of the products you sell. On the other hand, unaided brand awareness, also known as top-of-the-mind brand awareness, is when consumers remember your brand name instantly wherever they think of products in your niche or industry. Brand recall is unaided brand awareness. 

The importance of brand recall cannot be overemphasized. Indeed, brand recall is the ultimate goal of every brand. This is mainly because brand recall helps businesses create a competitive edge and boost sales and market share. When people instantly associate a product with your brand, they are most likely going to think about your company and buy from you when the time for buying comes. For instance, if you need a soft drink, brand recall makes it more likely that you will consider buying Coca-Cola or Pepsi. Brand recall can also go a long way in helping you build brand equity for your products by ensuring that your good or service quality sticks in your customers’ memories. 

How Can You Make Your Brand More Memorable? 

There are several tips that you can count on to enhance brand recall. Some of them include; 

  • Know Your Goals

Your brand should tell people what your company is all about in the shortest way possible. If your goal is not clear, it’s going to be virtually impossible for you to come up with a practical brand recall strategy. You need to outline your objectives as a company and let these objectives guide you to make your brand memorable. 

  • Have a Compelling Logo

The logo will be one of your brand’s most recognizable components if you get your marketing strategy right. It could be simple, clear, and consistent in all areas that you decide to use it. The colors you choose for the logo should also be memorable and consistent. 

  • Have a Memorable Name

If you would like people to remember your business, then its name must be easy to remember. If you get it right, your brand name might become synonymous with the product that your company offers. 

  • Repetition and Consistency

Making your brand memorable involve teaching people to associate your brand with particular products, niche, or values. Repetition is an effective learning technique, and therefore, your brand messaging needs to be consistently repeated on various platforms for your brand to become more memorable. 

As you can see, brand recall is an integral component of every brand awareness strategy. When people can instantly remember your brand when prompted with products in your niche, they are more likely going to buy from you. If you want your business to stand out in the crowd and continue growing, you need to develop a solid brand recall strategy to make your brand stick in your customers’ minds.

Every successful business needs a brand strategy. Propr Design can help you develop a strong brand strategy with our Branding Workshop; developing a brand strategy is challenging and, without the proper facilitator, outright overwhelming. That’s why where the Propr Brand Workshop helps—created a decade ago by our founder Bobby G as a discovery process to extract critical customer and brand information for customers. He used this information to provide his teams with the tools and confidence needed to produce the best possible work to get unmatched results.


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How to Build Brand Awareness

By: Bobby G    02/2021

How To Build Brand Awareness

By: Bobby G


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