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Brand Keys has developed an emotional assessment tool that measures whether – and how – brands should advertise right now.

Our April 2020 survey found 78% of sectors should be advertising the hell out of their brands, albeit with new strategies and creative. Brands that do that now will see long-term sales boosts – but will need to adapt and identify new strategies and messaging.

How do we know that?

Nearly half a century of marketing history proves it. Brands that continue to advertise during bad times do better than brands that cut their budgets. Here’s what happened:

1973 Energy Crisis: Automotive brands that increased advertising became sales leaders within 6 months.

1991 Oil Crisis & Massive Job Losses: Brands that increased advertising saw sales go up 40% ­­– 60%. Brands that cut advertising saw sales decrease 25%.

2002 SARS Crisis: Cost to world economy was $40 billion. Companies that supported brands saw sales increases of 28% – 35%.

2008 Financial Collapse & Massive Recession: Overall brand support dropped 15%. Brands that increased efforts saw sales grow 30%.

Want to see increases like that for your brand?  It means continuing to promote your brand, but well beyond the message: “we’re all in this together.” That’s nice, but you’re going to need a lot more than that.

If you’d like to know how your brand can better ride out this crisis, reach out to Leigh Benatar at leighb@brandkeys.com or Robert Passikoff at robertp@brandkeys.com

Be well and be safe.


Find out more about what makes customer loyalty happen and how Brand Keys metrics is able to predict future consumer behavior: brandkeys.com. Visit our YouTube channel to learn more about Brand Keys methodology, applications and case studies.

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