|Title||High brand recognition in the context of an unsuccessful communication campaign: The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Hornik R, Jacobsohn L|
|Journal||Public Health Branding: Applying marketing for social change|
|Keywords||brand recognition, branding, connectedness, false brands, message aggregation, National Youth Anti-drug Campaign|
The brand name associated with the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign was highly recognized, but this brand name awareness did not translate into the intended change in cognitive or behavioural marijuana use outcomes. There are several approaches to brand name recognition measurement, including the comparison of recognition rates of true and false brand phrases, and their association with ad exposure; here they provide parallel support to claims of substantial brand name learning. However, recognition measures comprise only one aspect of overall brand evaluation measures. Strong brand name recognition can link together the ads of a public health communication campaign. This connectedness or aggregating of the messages may lead to positive or negative consequences for the campaign.