Department - Author 1

Journalism Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Journalism



Primary Advisor

Dan Eller


The following study explores the different approaches that a brand can take towards building brand loyalty. The study focuses on the differences of targeting youth consumers as opposed to adult consumers when building that loyalty and brand awareness. Briefly, Keller defined brand awareness as the ability to identify the brand under different conditions, and added that it consists of brand recognition and brand recall (as cited in Kwang-Ho, Minsung & Won-Moo, 2011). The basis for building brand loyalty is creating brand recognition in conjunction with building relationships with consumers. This study investigates the benefits of using grass roots marketing as a strategy for building that brand loyalty with youth consumer markets.