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Best performing brands in terms of consumer engagement vis-a-vis expectations in their respective categories in the United States in 2017
Brands: leaders in consumer engagement and expectations in the U.S. 2017
The statistic illustrates the best performing brands in terms of consumer engagement and expectations in the United States in 2017. In the online video category, Netflix was the leading brand with a ranking of 89 percent in terms of how the brand met consumer expectations versus the consumer-generated, category-specific ideal.

Consumer relations with brands – additional information

In order to remain on the market, brands need to establish for themselves a good reputation and that is achieved by building strong and lasting relations with customers. In these days, when the internet is the fastest and the most accessible medium, and friends’ recommendations are the most influential forms of advertising , nurturing customer loyalty is of high importance. Both good and bad experiences are mostly told in-person, but the next best method of sharing brand information is Facebook, which can be used as a powerful PR tool. In fact, recent trends in marketing have shifted towards using social media influencers – regular people whose opinions on products and brands are valued by their peers. Marketing professionals worldwide are willing to employ such influencers for content promotion, product launching or crisis management, among others.

Marketing and branding is all about knowing the target audience – who the customers are and what they want. While certain categories have more loyal consumers among the female population, others, such as automobiles, apparel, or hotels, exhibit a larger brand loyalty among the male population. In general, U.S. consumers have specific expectations from brands in terms of relationship building measures. Loyalty rewards and promotions are most likely to keep them satisfied with their favorite brands. Also, taking into account that the current market is focused on everything digital and the Millennials are the leading buying power, it is significant to consider their expectations of how brand use technology. The majority of young people want brands to have a mobile friendly website or app, but on the other hand, 44 percent require some form of human interaction to be maintained. The solution, as always, is finding the middle ground.

Best performing brands in terms of consumer engagement vis-a-vis expectations in their respective categories in the United States in 2017
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Source

Release date

January 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Number of respondents

42,792 consumers

Age group

18-65 years

Supplementary notes

The 2017 study covered 83 categories and 740 brands. For the survey, consumers from the nine US Census Regions, self-selected the categories in which they are consumers, and the brands for which they are customers. Seventy (70%) percent were interviewed by phone, twenty-five (25%) percent via face-to-face interviews (to identify and include cell phone-only households), and 5% online. Brands with the highest level of consumer engagement vis-a-vis expectations in their respective categories are represented. The percentages indicate the the degree to which a brand met expectations versus a consumer-generated, category-specific ideal of 100 percent.

Brands: leaders in consumer engagement and expectations in the U.S. 2017
The statistic illustrates the best performing brands in terms of consumer engagement and expectations in the United States in 2017. In the online video category, Netflix was the leading brand with a ranking of 89 percent in terms of how the brand met consumer expectations versus the consumer-generated, category-specific ideal.

Consumer relations with brands – additional information

In order to remain on the market, brands need to establish for themselves a good reputation and that is achieved by building strong and lasting relations with customers. In these days, when the internet is the fastest and the most accessible medium, and friends’ recommendations are the most influential forms of advertising , nurturing customer loyalty is of high importance. Both good and bad experiences are mostly told in-person, but the next best method of sharing brand information is Facebook, which can be used as a powerful PR tool. In fact, recent trends in marketing have shifted towards using social media influencers – regular people whose opinions on products and brands are valued by their peers. Marketing professionals worldwide are willing to employ such influencers for content promotion, product launching or crisis management, among others.

Marketing and branding is all about knowing the target audience – who the customers are and what they want. While certain categories have more loyal consumers among the female population, others, such as automobiles, apparel, or hotels, exhibit a larger brand loyalty among the male population. In general, U.S. consumers have specific expectations from brands in terms of relationship building measures. Loyalty rewards and promotions are most likely to keep them satisfied with their favorite brands. Also, taking into account that the current market is focused on everything digital and the Millennials are the leading buying power, it is significant to consider their expectations of how brand use technology. The majority of young people want brands to have a mobile friendly website or app, but on the other hand, 44 percent require some form of human interaction to be maintained. The solution, as always, is finding the middle ground.

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