Better Brand Health Tracking: What's the 'Takeout' Soda Brand?

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As any brand within the beverage industry, you need to carve out your own niche within the crowded space. In our fourth wave of our soda category Better Brand Health Tracking study, we explore a new metric known as Mental Advantage to learn where certain soda brands currently perform better than expected.

With Diet Coke as our focal brand for the tracker, the final dashboard narrows in on where Diet Coke currently performs better than expected for certain brand attributes, given the brand’s size and how common each attribute is to the category (or as Jenni Romaniuk refers to in her book Better Brand Health, attributes or Category Entry Points that 'prototypically' belong to the category - such as ‘waking me up in the morning’ for the coffee category). These so-called Mental Advantages are areas brands need to defend while also building on other associations to hopefully expand their Network Size (another key Brand Health Tracking metric); that’s how brands grow. 


Mental Advantage for Diet Coke: 

Among the standout findings from the most recent tracking wave is Diet Coke's clear Mental Advantage for ‘takeout’.


Consumers today are always on-the-go, whether it’s commuting to their jobs, running between errands, or grabbing a quick dinner before an evening activity. As such, brands that fit their way into this ‘on-the-go’ lifestyle will be ones that consumers begin to think of and gravitate toward (aka, brands that have Mental Availability in consumers’ minds). Diet Coke shows a clear Mental Advantage for ‘takeout’ which is a great way of fitting into this on-the-go lifestyle - and an area Diet Coke should work hard to defend in future business operations (be it marketing, branding, etc.). This is especially true given that no other brand (at least those tracked in our BBHT study) show a Mental Advantage for this brand attribute.


About quantilope’s Brand Health Tracking solution: 

quantilope's Better Brand Health Tracking solution is built on the well-respected industry concepts of Category Entry Points and Mental Availability. By learning why, when, and where consumers think about shopping in your category (Category Entry Points) and which brands come to mind in those instances (Mental Availability), you're left with actionable takeaways to grow and future-proof your brand.

To learn more about quantilope’s Better Brand Health Tracking approach, and to dig deeper into Diet Coke’s Mental Advantage and other key metrics, access our soda category dashboard below!

Access quantilope's soda BBHT study now!


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