supplements public relations
Category: Insight, Ronn Torossian

Public Relations Strategy for Supplements

By 2026, the global dietary supplements industry is expected to reach over $210 billion, according to data analysis and reports from experts.

This incredible growth is largely attributed to the increased awareness surrounding preventive healthcare, dietary supplements, chronic illnesses, and brand new promotional strategies that the industry’s brands are utilizing.

These days, many brands don’t want to lose time, trust, or money if their supplement promotional campaigns aren’t meeting the right goals.

After all, strong promotional campaigns can help companies in the dietary supplement industry improve their market visibility and draw in more customers, which increases revenue.

Additionally, having strong offline and online brand strategies in place is a key element of supplement promotion for businesses that want to achieve market success in today’s age.

Promotional Strategies and Supplements Brands

In a crowded market filled with many other brands and their own supplements, a company’s solutions need to stand out and to do that, the business needs to think outside of the box.

Most consumers tend to receive visuals and strong messages well, and when those two elements are paired with an authentic experience for the consumers, companies can achieve success.

To reach consumers, companies in the dietary supplements industry should be looking for areas that are going to help the target audience distinguish a brand from its competitors.

For instance, companies can compare two similar supplement products – their own and one from a competitor – and compare the benefits of both products.

To deliver a unique selling point, the business should create marketing strategies that highlight the benefits of its own product, such as the ingredients, the experience of past customers, or even listing all of the different advantages that consumers can get when they decide to use the product.

Supporting Efforts

It’s a lot better for a business in the supplement industry to focus on the benefits consumers can get from its products, instead of simply claiming that they can achieve a single result.

To further support any promotional strategy or campaign, companies can also thoroughly research their target audiences to better understand whether the business is matching up to its customers’ expectations, or if it should be making strategic changes to its messaging or offerings.

Businesses can also reach out to experts to learn if a specific supplement is going to be received positively by consumers.

Companies and individuals that are subject experts on such topics can provide businesses with valuable insights regarding the choices and preferences of consumers, as well as which trends a company might utilize to connect with the target audience even more.

Additionally, companies should be consistent with their branding efforts, in terms of their identity, messaging, communications, social media strategies, as well as the tone of voice, among other things.

Aside from that, when a company is able to invest its time and effort into making sure that its product lines are labeled and packaged consistently, and there aren’t any contradicting messages in external communications efforts, it’s going to achieve a lot more success.

Public Relations Strategies for Supplements

The right type of promotional strategy can make a big difference between a supplement that becomes incredibly popular with consumers, and a supplement that’s never even noticed by the target audience.

For a supplement product to sell effectively, there are several key factors that supplement brand owners need to focus on, including promoting the solution, creating a buzz around it, and ensuring there’s strategic coverage in relevant outlets.

Although there might not be universally successful strategies for every business selling supplements or turning a company into a household name overnight, there are certain trends in the supplement industry that business owners should be aware of.

Packaging and Labeling

According to a study on the way that labeling can affect consumers’ purchasing decisions, over half of consumers associate the quality of a supplement with the container label and product information.

Additionally, over 70% of consumers that have purchased supplements have reported having been greatly influenced by the label information if that label claimed that the supplement is free of any banned substances.

About 40% of consumers have also been influenced in their purchasing decisions by the ingredients listed on the product’s label.

All of the information that the study revealed shows that one of the most important factors in terms of PR strategies for supplements is the face value of the product, which can help in differentiating it from its competitors.

Aside from attention-grabbing packaging, the packaging and labeling of all supplements should comply with FDA regulations to avoid facing setbacks.

Visuals

Supplement packaging and labeling should be well designed to connect with the target audience.

For example, if a supplement is targeted at seniors, it should be easily visible, with a clear font, and recognizable colors on the label, while the packaging is also easy for the customers to open and use.

On the other hand, if the target consumers are fitness enthusiasts, the labeling can use bold fonts and strong colors, or if it’s targeted toward younger generations of consumers, it should still reflect their preferences and tastes.

To achieve those results, companies can collaborate with their supplement contract manufacturer’s graphic design people to create a packaging solution and a label design that’s going to cater to what the target audience wants.

Digital PR

To succeed in the supplement market, companies need to have a digital presence.

With the number of active internet users slowly inching toward reaching 5 billion, the world is becoming more digital at an unprecedented pace.

That means, marketing supplements through digital channels is essential these days, and there are plenty of channels that companies can use.

Social media platforms and search engines work as effective channels for companies to promote, advertise, and engage with the target audience.

That means companies in the supplements industry need to have their own user-friendly and mobile-first websites, develop a strong presence on relevant social media platforms, and invest in the three types of media – earned, owned, and paid. Together, all of those efforts are bound to generate positive results for businesses.

By 2026, the global dietary supplements industry is expected to reach over $210 billion, according to data analysis and reports from experts. This incredible growth is largely attributed to the increased awareness surrounding preventive healthcare, dietary supplements, chronic illnesses, and brand new promotional strategies that the industry’s brands are utilizing. These days, many brands don’t want to lose time, trust, or money if their supplement promotional campaigns aren’t meeting the right goals. After all, strong promotional campaigns can help companies in the dietary supplement industry improve their market visibility…