According to an article in BrandWeek, ad agency David & Goliath surveyed pub-goers in California and asked them which liquor brand they would be willing to wear on a free T-shirt. Jack Daniels and Corona took the top spots, but the interesting part of this unscientific study is how it can be applied to just about any industry.
Consider your own market. If you surveyed people about your brand’s industry and asked them which brand they would wear on a T-shirt, what brand would they choose and why? Would your brand be the one they’d be proud to display on their shirts or would they rather show off their loyalty or approval of a competitor’s brand?
I think this could be called the Brand T-Shirt test. It’s certainly not scientific, but it can give you a great idea of where your brand is positioned in consumers’ minds – both your existing customers and non-customers.
Try the Brand T-Shirt test on some other industries such as cars, jeans or coffee. Which brand would you wear on a T-shirt in each of those industries and why? What does that say about each brand?
Naturally, results would vary based on the specific audience that responds to the Brand T-Shirt Test. For example, I’m sure the answers David & Goliath received in the California liquor brand T-shirt test would be very different had the test been conducted in New York City or London or Paris, which needs to be taken into consideration, and of course, the results should be taken with a grain of salt given the unscientific methodology. However, it’s a fun test and somewhat enlightening.
Would you wear a T-shirt with your brand on it?
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