Crowdsourced Branding

Harnessing the Power of Customer Feedback

Are you tapping into the collective wisdom of your customers to shape your branding and marketing efforts? Crowdsourced branding is a powerful tool that leverages your customers’ collective insights, opinions, and feedback to inform your branding and marketing efforts. Instead of relying on a few experts, you can directly ask your customers what they want and need from your brand. 

This approach leads to more customer-centric branding and marketing efforts, increased innovation and creativity, and better alignment with customer needs and wants.

Here are some ideas to get you started: 

  • Ask for customer feedback directly. Whether through traditional surveys, focus groups, or one-on-one conversations, getting direct customer feedback is vital to successful crowdsourced branding. This can help you get a deep understanding of what your customers want and need from your brand.
  • Use social media to gather customer insights. Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are great ways to connect with your customers and gather their feedback. Encourage customers to share their thoughts and opinions about your brand and take the time to respond to their comments and questions.
  • Incorporate customer feedback into your branding and marketing efforts. Once you have gathered customer feedback, it’s essential to act on it. Unfortunately, many businesses collect data from customers but do not analyze it in a systematic and thoughtful way.
  • Don’t stop! Continuously gather and incorporate customer feedback into your strategic planning. Crowdsourced branding should be an ongoing and iterative process. You must stay relevant and responsive to changing customer needs.

Here are some examples of brands that have successfully used crowdsourced branding:

  • Coca-Cola’s “Share a Coke” campaign. This campaign was a massive hit, allowing customers to personalize their Coca-Cola bottles with their name or friends’ names. The campaign was a global success, and  Coca-Cola was able to tap into customers’ emotional connections with their names.
  • Airbnb’s “Live There” campaign. This campaign was all about getting customers to share their travel experiences on social media. By crowdsourcing customer feedback and experiences, Airbnb built a strong branding campaign that resonated with customers on a personal level.
  • Lego’s “Lego Ideas” platform. Lego allows customers to submit their own designs for Lego sets. The platform has been a huge success, helping Lego leverage the creativity and passion of its customers, leading to some truly innovative and unique Lego sets.
  • PepsiCo’s “The Pepsi Refresh Project.” This campaign was about giving customers a voice in PepsiCo’s branding and marketing efforts. The project allowed customers to submit their ideas for charitable projects, and PepsiCo crowdfunded the most popular proposals. This approach allowed PepsiCo to not only discover the interests and passions of their customers but also helped channel their findings into crafting social campaigns that made a meaningful difference.

By engaging directly with customers and allowing their input and feedback to shape branding and marketing efforts, brands can create products and campaigns that truly resonate with their target audiences. 
If you’re interested in harnessing the power of customer feedback for your branding needs, get in touch with Curious Ant or our partner agency Binger today to see how we can help elevate your brand.