Analysis of Korean Consumer Brand Awareness and Preferred Types of Sock Design

국내 양말 소비자의 브랜드 인지도 및 디자인 선호도 분석

  • 김칠순 (경희대학교 의류디자인 전공) ;
  • 남영미 (경희대학교 의류디자인 전공) ;
  • 김현수 (마이스터 섬유)
  • Received : 1999.07.22
  • Published : 1999.11.30


The purpose of this study was to develop a large representative data base for socks marketing strategy. The study was to determine socks brand awareness in ralation to segmented distribution regions and such demographic variables as sex and age. The authors also analyzed preferred design. A total of 650 questionnaires were distributed and 611 reliable ones were used for statistical analysis. A SAS statistical package including frequency tables and chi square test was used. The results are as follows: Brand awareness involves "brand recall" based on asking a person to name the brand he or she recalls first, and also "brand recognition" based on asking subjects to identify brand names from 30 given brands. 'SOCKSTOP' was found to be a dominant brand as a result of the brand recall test, and 'BYC' was found to be a dominant brand as a result of the brand recognition test. Brand recognition was significantly different in the segmented distribution regions, three age groups and different sex groups. People considered design first in purchasing sports/casual socks, while they considered color first in purchasing dress socks. The most favored type of sock style was the common crew sock type. The results of a chi square test showed that preferred type of sock design was related with the sex and age variables.