Relationship Between Celebrity Personality And Brand Personality

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Marketers have the mission of finding the best way to sell their brand to consumers. They try different strategies and methods to get through to their target market. Of the many options they have using a celebrity endorser is a popular way to get consumers to notice the brand and to buy the product. However, finding the right celebrity to match with the brands personality is a matter of opinion, and finding the right match could also affect the consumers’ willingness to buy the brand. The current study will examine the relationship in celebrity personality and brand personality, and how they connect to buying behavior. A brand’s personality is what draws the customer in. A formal definition of brand personality is “the set of human characteristics associated with a brand” (Aaker, 1997, p. 347). The personality factors within brand personality include excitement, sincerity, ruggedness, competence, and sophistication. Aaker suggested that people want to connect with brands that project a personality that is similar to their own, as if they are connecting with someone they like. Companies achieve this by putting their brands alongside famous people. In doing so, companies are personifying their brand or product. Marketers use a celebrity’s personality in connection with their brand to connect with consumers. In using celebrities and other influential persons to make a connection with their target consumers, companies are able to make a profit. In a study conducted

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