The Impact of Brand Awareness on Customer Loyalty towards Igloo Ice Cream: A Study on Dhaka University Students Authors: S.M. Shariful Haque, Tauhid Ahmed Bappy & Md. Arifuzzaman

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The Impact of Brand Awareness on Customer Loyalty towards Igloo Ice Cream: A Study on Dhaka University Students.

Authors: S.M. Shariful Haque, Tauhid Ahmed Bappy & Md. Arifuzzaman

Abstract

The importance of brand awareness to develop higher level of customer loyalty in the ice cream industry is multifaceted. Igloo, being the market leader, takes a wide range of brand building measures to make customers more aware but that does not necessarily lead them to capture the multifarious benefits of full customer loyalty. The purpose of the study, however, was to identify the impact of brand awareness on consumer loyalty towards Igloo Ice Cream. All the 100 respondents chosen for this study using stratified sampling technique were surveyed with 5 point Likert Scale. The data were analyzed using statistical tools such as factor analysis and multiple regression analysis.  The study reduced the twelve brand awareness building variables such as brand name, logo, slogan, character, product variety, price, communication, product availability, events, sponsorship, promotional merchandise, trade show into three factors namely “Marketing Programs”, “Brand Exposure Builders” and “Brand Recognition Elements”. The findings also suggest that among these three factors “marketing programs” most significantly affect brand awareness. From regression analysis, it was found that brand awareness building variables and customer loyalty have high degree of positive association and the ability to recognize brand character, brand name, brand slogan, affordability with price, and participation in Igloo sponsored events most significantly influence customer loyalty. Recommendations were provided in the end which if followed by the management of Igloo will ensure higher customer loyalty.

 Key words: brand building, Brand Awareness, Customer Loyalty, Igloo & Brand Recognition.

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Title:                                 The Impact of Brand Awareness on Customer Loyalty towards Igloo Ice Cream: A Study on Dhaka University Students.

Authors:                           Haque, M.S.S. , Bappy, T. A., & Arifuzzaman, M. (2018).

Journal Name:               International Journal of Science and Business

Website:                            http://ijsab.com

ISSN:                                  ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)

DOI:                                    https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1136274

Media:                               Online and Print

Volume:                            2

Issue:                                 1

Acceptance Date:         25/12/2017

Date of Publication:   0 7/01/2018

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Haque, M.S.S. , Bappy, T. A., & Arifuzzaman, M. (2018). The Impact of Brand Awareness on Customer Loyalty towards Igloo Ice Cream: A Study on Dhaka University Students. International Journal of Science and Business, 2(1), 1-21. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1136274

 

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About Authors:

S.M. Shariful Haque

(Corresponding Author) Lecturer, Army Institute of Business Administration (AIBA),

Savar Cantonment , Dhaka

Tauhid Ahmed Bappy, MBA

Department of Marketing, University of Dhaka

Md. Arifuzzaman

Internal Auditor (ID-05856), Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO)

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1136274

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