Color plays a massive factor in consumer behaviour when making subconscious purchasing decisions
Although it’s not an exact science
It is more important than you know.
Making creatives that take advantage of this subconscious behaviour in consumers can increase how prospective and existing customers perceive your brand.
Many businesses and brands rely on media buying and how accurately they can target their best audiences, demographics, behaviours etc.
While this is extremely important
Neglecting the efforts in branding can have a negative impact on your ad performance and click through rate.
When a business fails to consider the continuity between their creative, products, and website design
The customer can feel like they’re in a different store all together and lose interest.
Take mobile game ads as an example.
We’ve all seen them.
The study titled “Impact of color on marketing,”
Has found that up to 90% of snap judgments made about products can be based on color preferences and perceptions.
Although we would like to think that a certain color can trigger a sale
The truth is that color is too dependent on personal experiences to be universally translated to specific feelings.
Research shows that personal preferences, experiences, cultural differences, and context obscure the effect that individual colors have on consumer behaviour.
Joe Hallock’s “Colour Assignment” shows some clear preferences in certain colors across gender
And it’s important to note that most of his respondents were from Western societies.
Men generally prefer bolder colors
Where women prefer more soft colors according to Hallock’s study.
And especially cultural perception can play a big role in dictating color appropriateness for gender
And can influence individual color preferences.
The study also showcases gender preferences when it comes to color dislikes between genders.
What does this all mean and how can you take color preferences to your advantage?
Complement your brands color pallet
Your brand has a certain color palette
And within this pallet there are only a few color options that can compliment your main color
Usually your logo.
These should be used in your creatives,
Facebook page posts
Know your CI (Corporate Identity)
Many companies lack to follow a strict CI strategy
And color plays a big role in your CI
This is also applicable with the fonts you use for your creatives.
Your color pallet should complement the personality of your brand
eg. Brown can resemble ruggedness
Green can resemble health and wellness
Blue’s and white can resemble cleanliness.
Base your color pallet for creatives on your ideal demographic
Where it is a 50 – 50 divide
Using a neutral color pallet that appeals to both genders is a preferred method.
Choosing a color pallet and sticking with it.
Most of your returning customers would instantly recognize your brand
When they see the same colors that they can associate while making the purchase decision
Or from the first point of contact.
You would associate Navy Blue & White with Facebook
Red & White with Coca Cola
McDonalds with Red & Yellow etc.
The list is endless
Making sure you choose the correct color pallet for your brand
And staying consistent in this spectrum can give you a huge advantage in your marketing
And advertising efforts.
Big brands stay ahead because they keep the minor details in mind
And strive to perfect it from the start…
But this only works if you have the right agency partnered with you!
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I’m Quintin, Media Buyer at DimNiko