Find More Ideal Customers with Buyer Personas

20110220Revella0213_400x400Marketing Podcast with Adele Revella

You know how much I love to talk about strategy -well, the reason is that strategy before tactics is how the game is played – I mean, if you want to win.

But, what exactly is strategy?

It’s many things I suppose, which one of the reasons it’s so vexing for most people.

Know this, however, you can’t get your marketing strategy right unless you understand who it is you’re aiming at.

I don’t simply mean who your target marketing is, that’s an element, but you can’t stop there.

You have to understand them – what drives them, what scares them, how they make decisions, and even how they use your product or service – and one of the only ways to get to this level of understanding is to ask!

My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Adele Revella, CEO of the Buyer Persona Institute and author of Buyer Personas: How to Gain Insight Into Your Customers’ Expectations, Align Your Marketing Strategies and Win More Business. We discuss buyer personas, how to identify your ideal customers, and how to get your ideal customers to tell you how to earn their business.

Questions I ask Adele:

  • Are buyer personas really as powerful as your book suggests?
  • Can you build buyer personas for your ideal customers yourself?
  • How can you reach customers earlier in the buying process?

What You’ll Learn if You Give a Listen:

  • Why you must conduct interviews in order to build accurate buyer personas
  • How to make the information gained in a persona interview actionable
  • The many ways you can use buyer personas to improve your marketing

To find out more about Adele, the Buyer Persona Institute and her book, Buyer Personas: How to Gain Insight Into Your Customers’ Expectations, Align Your Marketing Strategies and Win More Business, visit http://www.buyerpersona.com/

 

How to Succeed at Facebook Advertising (or How to Fail)

KusmichMarketing Podcast with Nicholas Kusmich

There are lots of experts and gurus out there telling you now is the time to get on Facebook advertising. While some are treating it like the next get rich wave most agree – to be successful you need to create to target precisely and create personal experiences.

In other words, if you ad is promoting something to do with SEO, your content or landing page better specifically offer some great SEO info and value.

Further, if you want to succeed using Facebook ads you have to understand that you are guiding people on a journey and most Facebook traffic won’t convert overnight – it’s a process of education and relationship building.

My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Nicholas Kusmich, founder of NicholasKusmich.com, creator of the Art of Lead Generation, Intensive and the Alliance Group. We discuss Facebook marketing, lead generation and lead conversion.

Questions I ask Nicholas:

  • When can Facebook advertising be successful?
  • What do you mean by Contextual Congruence?
  • How can you generate new leads on social media?

What you’ll learn if you give a listen:

  • Where Facebook advertising fits into a marketing funnel.
  • How to think about leads that come in from social media.
  • Where to look for your ideal audience on social media.

You can find out more about Nicholas at www.nicholaskusmich.com or visit nicsblog.com/secret to dive deeper into this topic.

Not All Prospects Are Created Equal

Marketing Podcast with Scott Oldford  When  marketers create one size fits all marketing campaigns they turn away about 80% of their market. Now, your numbers may vary, but the point is that even if someone is a perfect match for…

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