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Nonprofit PR—charity longevity is no guarantee of strong brand recognition

by | Oct 3, 2018 | Public Relations

Many of the nation’s largest and oldest charities have significant top-of-mind brand awareness by a broad cross-section of consumers, according to an annual survey from the market research team at Zion & Zion, a top ranked full-service, national marketing agency.

The findings of the research have implications for charities across the country:

Some of the charities with high brand recognition are predictable

This is due to factors such as public visibility, longevity, and advertising spend. It was expected that most people would be familiar with such charities as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (#1), the Salvation Army (#2), and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (#3).

Longevity alone is no guarantee of strong brand awareness

Easterseals, for example, which was founded in 1919 to assist people with disabilities, ranked 35th in overall brand awareness.

Top 10 charities for brand awareness:

Nonprofit PR—charity longevity is no guarantee of strong brand recognition

Nonprofit PR—charity longevity is no guarantee of strong brand recognition

Nonprofit PR—charity longevity is no guarantee of strong brand recognition

View more info and the full Top 100 list here.

This year’s survey, conducted by the Zion & Zion market research team, was based on a nationwide survey of 1,053 respondents. Authors of the study are Aric Zion, MS; Peter Juergens, MA; and Thomas Hollman, MBA, PhD.

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Richard Carufel
Richard Carufel is editor of Bulldog Reporter and the Daily ’Dog, one of the web’s leading sources of PR and marketing communications news and opinions. He has been reporting on the PR and communications industry for over 12 years, and has interviewed hundreds of journalists and PR industry leaders. Reach him at richardc@bulldogreporter.com; @BulldogReporter

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