SLOGANALYSIS® BENCHMARK GUIDELINES
BASED ON 'THE ART & SCIENCE OF THE ADVERTISING SLOGAN'
by Timothy R. V. Foster


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Introduction
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It's memorable

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It recalls the brand name

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It includes a key benefit

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It differentiates the brand

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It reflects the brand personality

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It's believable

7.

It's strategic

8.

It's competitive

9.

 It's original

10.

It's not in current use by others
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BENCHMARK 9: It should be original

In advertising, originality is king. A new way of sending a message can set a brand apart from copycats and also-rans:

Heinz:

Beanz Meanz Heinz

Knirps: You can break a brolly but you can't k-nacker a Knirps.
Mail on Sunday: A newspaper, not a snoozepaper.
New York State: I New York
Take beer. You can bet the brief calls for the brand to be seen as refreshing. So what do we get? Here:
Bud Ice: Extreme refreshment.
Budweiser: Refreshingly different.
Calders Cream Ale: Creamy, smooth, refreshing.
Hamm's: Hamm's the beer refreshing.
Pabst Blue Ribbon: For keener refreshment.
Pabst Blue Ribbon: Refresh! Rejoice! Remember! Pabst gets the call.

And then one day, came:

Heineken: Heineken refreshes the parts other beers cannot reach.
...followed, after many years, by...
Heineken: How refreshing. How Heineken.
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