What to communicate to effectively stand out from the competition?

When launching a new campaign, every brand faces the question of what to emphasize in their communication. iCode identifies the features that truly distinguish a brand from its competition.

Case overview

Client: OTC drugs brand
Research method: iCode Smart test
When: 2017
Goal: finding the values that distinguish the brand from the competition to use them in more effective communication

Results

  • on a declarative level the client’s drug scored better than opponent 2 but worse than opponent 1, especially when it came to effectiveness
  • emotionally, consumers perceive the client’s drug as notably less effective than its opponents
  • but quickness of symptoms relief and the possibility of driving after intake appeared to be its competitive advantages

Client’s challenge

A brand of OTC drugs noticed a dropdown in sales following the release of a new commercial in which the main value communicated was the effectiveness of the drug. The client’s goal was to gain an insight into what should be changed in their communication to increase sales.

Research

To investigate possible reasons for the sales dropdown, we decided, along with the Client, to examine the perception of the drug against the competition. This enabled the identification of the brands’ competitive advantages that were crucial in creating effective marketing communication.

Results

declarations
  • Communicating effectiveness seems to be a good idea, as the client’s drug is considered more effective than opponent 2 and only slightly less effective than opponent 1.
with iCode
  • Communicating effectiveness will not increase sales as the drug is not perceived as such.
  • Using the competitive advantages of quick symptoms relief and safety for drivers in the communication is recommended, as it is more likely to provide expected sales results.

Without iCode, the brand would not be able to examine a true consumer’s perception of the drug and hence find the values distinguishing them from their competitors. iCode results also helped with defining the target group for a new campaign – people whose job involves driving, as they are most likely to appreciate the key advantages of the client’s drug.

Tomasz Zając

Tomasz Zając

Consumer Neuroscience

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