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What are the most important things to think about when choosing an advertising slogan that will help people to remember a new brand?

Asked by Ranimi23 (1914points) August 3rd, 2010

I am looking for some info like:
How many words should be in the slogan?
What people will remember and what not?
Should the brand logo come always with the slogan?

For example, “Nike” company has the “Just Do It” slogan.

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MeinTeil's avatar

Indicate that it will save the polar bears, they’ll buy it no matter what it is.

CMaz's avatar

Just remember.


stratman37's avatar

the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

When my company pursues slogan creation, we always present two options.

An extremely short version, based on no more that four syllables. It’s meant for print only, so the viewer can read and retain it quickly. But it’s never actually said or spoken aloud.

Nike “Just do it”

Studio7 “It Tickles” (follow with baby giggles if spoken)

Enchanted Attic, “I Love this store!”

But for radio, video, where there is a spoken identity, we attempt a jingle with original tune.

“For a hole in your roof, or a whole new roof, Fredrick Roofing” Follow with phone and web info. The idea is to get the jingle stuck in someone’s head. If jingles aren’t your thing, then at least apply a poetic cadence so it rolls off the tongue. Similar to the way a good comedian delivers a joke. Consider timing.

marinelife's avatar

I agree with @stratman37. Stick to the topic. Don’t try and be mysterious. We’ve all seen advertisements these days that after you watch them you say, “What was that selling?” That’s bad.

I also agree with @RealEyesRealizeRealLies that short is it. Many companies try to throw too much information into the slogan. It can’t carry it.

CMaz's avatar

The main thing. Right! The main thing.

Austinlad's avatar

I’ve written ad slogans for companies big and small for 40 years, and I NEVER found any rules that consistently worked. Personally, I consider the value of slogans and taglines in today’s communications environment of non-stop hype and babble greatly over-estimated. But having said that, I consider the best kind of slogan one that captures the essence of the brand or company in the fewest number of words. Your example, “Just Do It,” is a classic example of this. And though I don’t think it sells one additional pair of shoes, it’s a great hook for advertising and marketing the brand.

chelle104's avatar

Be sure your words are few and it gives a visual…..I would love to know what your new idea is! Advertise Advertise Advertise!

YARNLADY's avatar

KEEP IT short

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