Episode 85 of Landscape Digital Show reveals how buyer personas are used to create laser-focused marketing that connects a business with its ideal customers.
This is our final Landscape Digital Show episode of the 2017 calendar year and the first in which I interview a subject matter expert – but don’t worry, this is far from my 1st expert interview.
This content is an update of the 51st episode of This Old New Business podcast that was previously published at JeffKorhan.com. You can expect more expert guest interviews in the future right here at Landscape Digital Show.
We have discussed buyer personas a great deal on this show. Now you can take a deep dive into how they work to create laser-focused marketing with Adele Revella, the CEO, and founder of The Buyer Persona Institute.
Adele is also the author of Buyer Personas: How to Gain Insight into Your Customer’s Expectations, Align your Marketing Strategies, and Win More Business. She offers a compelling strategy for marketers seeking the confidence to say: “This is what really matters to our buyers. So here’s the plan.”
What Do Your Buyers Really Want to Know?
Adele Revella contends that marketers and companies, in general, are too isolated from what their buyers really think about as they are going through the customer experience.
She suggests interviewing buyers one-on-one to gain insights from their stories that can become case studies.
5 Rings of Buying Insight
Using The Five Rings of Buying Insight, Adele Revella lays out a predictable structure for creating experience-driven marketing that helps buyers that often feel lost. She says:
Many buyers give up because nobody is really helping them. This is the big opportunity. ~ Adele Revella
Insight 1 – Priority Initiative
Determine the most compelling reasons that a buyer decides to invest in your solutions and develop strategies that trigger those actions.
Insight 2 – Success Factors
The results a buyer expects to achieve from your business and the risks involved with achieving it must be clearly understood.
Insight 3 – Perceived Barriers
Every industry has its perceived barriers. Using content marketing to remove obstacles often involves pulling back the curtain and sharing true and relevant stories that resonate with buyers.
Insight 4 – Buyer’s Journey
Buyers seldom make decisions in isolation. Family, friends, and others influence their decisions. Understanding these influences enables a business to allocate resources to address those relevant needs.
Insight 5 – Decision Criteria
What motivates buyers can be a complex process, or a decision based almost entirely on emotion.
Decision criteria often surprise companies that are in love with their products and services. More important is to fall in love with the buyer personas that become your customers.
- Learn more about Adele’s work with buyer personas at Buyer Persona Institute
- Connect with Adele on Twitter at @buyerpersona
- The buyer persona is not the ideal customer. Listen in to learn more.
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