6 Steps to Creating Audience Personas

Personas help you reach the right people with the right message. Also referred to as buyer personas, audience personas, marketing personas, and customer personas, these are fictional representations of the actual people you serve. While personas are “made up,” they only work if they’re grounded in research. You need to [...]

2019-12-10T19:49:37+00:00

What Is a Buyer Persona—and Why Do You Need One?

Who’s your audience? Who are the people you want to talk to? Who buys your products, uses your services, or supports your mission? Most organizations have a broad understanding of who these people are. But with buyer personas, you can hone in on the specific groups of people you’re trying [...]

2019-12-05T18:43:10+00:00

Why You Need to Grow Your Own Audience

The herculean task for any online organization or retailer is to create an audience out of the millions of everyday Internet users. Digital marketers do that through content marketing, advertising, search engine optimization (SEO), or social media. Growing an audience requires a lot of work, attention, and recalibration. And you [...]

2019-11-14T19:45:20+00:00

4 Ways to Get the Right Traffic

A good sales funnel runs like a well-oiled machine. Leads go in, and customers come out. At the top of your funnel (TOFU), eye-catching content makes people aware of your brand. Mid-funnel (MOFU), your lead nurture campaigns help your audience develop a relationship with you and see your brand as [...]

2019-10-17T16:34:25+00:00

Why Leads Don’t Behave Like Customers

Imagine you matched with someone on an online dating site, and their first message to you said, “Will you marry me?” Ridiculous, right? But many brands do this to their website visitors and new leads all the time. They make a sales pitch before their audience gets to know their [...]

2019-10-10T16:12:53+00:00

3 Underrated Benefits of Branding

Say your sales reps have a booth at a conference they’ve never been to before. They prepare to spend plenty of time introducing people to your brand, explaining what your organization does, and discussing how your product or service helps people. But before they even get started, everyone says, “Oh, [...]

2019-01-03T17:16:30+00:00

What Have Your Customers Taught You This Year?

Test. Measure. Change. For digital marketers, that’s an endless cycle. We create variations of every ad, email, headline, and landing page, measure how our audience interacts with them, and then choose the versions that deliver the best results. But a single A/B test isn’t enough to create trends or make [...]

2018-12-19T22:17:56+00:00

6 Tips for Using Instagram for Your Business

Instagram has quickly become one of the world’s largest social media platforms. With more than 1 billion users worldwide and more than 100 million in the US, it’s no wonder businesses are using Instagram to connect with their target audience. But just because everyone is on it doesn’t mean it’s [...]

2018-12-19T22:09:29+00:00