Ever heard the old saying, “Half of all advertising is wasted — the question is which half?”
Do your advertising messages resonate with your target audiences? Awareness/Attitude/Usage (AAU studies) are infinitely less expensive than misdirected advertising. This type of research is usually less than 5% of the total advertising budget, according to the American Marketing Association. With companies spending hundreds of thousands of dollars (maybe millions) on advertising, a small percentage dedicated to measuring success should be part of every marketing plan.
Key marketing communications metrics include:
By conducting an AAU study, the sales-effects of your advertising expenditures can be assessed. It will help you measure the success of your strategic marketing plan.