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3 Steps to Crafting & Marketing to Buyer Personas



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Your customers are not all the same. Learn the 3 main steps to building out your buyer personas and beginning to use customer segmentation in your marketing. Read this whitepaper for quick, actionable tips to greatly improve the response to your marketing through defining your user types and segmenting your marketing content. From asking the right type of questions to understanding the highest leverage pieces of your marketing to customize, you'll learn the must-do tips to level-up your customer segmentation.

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3 Steps to Crafting & Marketing to Buyer Personas

  1. 1. 3 steps to crafting & marketing to BUYER PERSONAS Improve your acquisition & customer engagement. presented by week 9 of 12
  2. 2. Your customers are not all the same.
  3. 3. Urban millennials self-identify very differently…
  4. 4. …than suburban baby-boomers.
  5. 5. BUT, They may both be your customers.
  6. 6. Step 1: Learn & Define Your Personas
  7. 7. Gather info on your ideal customers: • interview them • call them • use surveys Start by talking to them.
  8. 8. Learn who they are. • Books/blogs/magazines they read • Movies/TV shows they watch • Demographic information • Hobbies and passions • Household income • Job title
  9. 9. Define your personas as a hypothesis of real people.
  10. 10. Focus on 2 or 3 personas. 
 Try to find a distinction to segment your users and personify your ideas as a hypothetical person. Marketer Mary • Single mother • Lives in NYC • Account Manager at a marketing agency ($70k) • Binge watches HGTV and Breaking Bad Developer Daniel • Newlywed & dog lover • Lives in a studio in SF • Full stack developer ($100k) • Obsessed with the latest on Product Hunt • Game of Thrones junkie
  11. 11. Thinking of your customers as real people helps you get inside their head and market to them better.
  12. 12. Pro Tips • Use or to survey users. • If you have access to their purchase data, analyze it for predictive insights and to find your most profitable personas to focus on.
  13. 13. Persona marketing is an on-going process. Continue to test content against your best customers to what prospective customers will respond positively to. Remember…
  14. 14. Step 2: Explore your personas’ goals and challenges
  15. 15. Learn about your personas’ pain points.
  16. 16. How are they measured? People measure their success very differently. 
 For your personas it may be: • Impressing a client • Expressing brand identity • Saving time at home • Impressing friends
  17. 17. Find out and prove that you can solve their problems best.
  18. 18. Step 3: Craft marketing content to help your personas achieve their goals.
  19. 19. Tactic: Customize your offers Holiday Season example: Some of your customers might be early birds while others are last minute shoppers. Think about creating multiple offers at different times of the season to leverage this behavioral split: - Early December limited time offers - Emphasize last day for free shipping
  20. 20. Photos are the game-changer to create engaging content for your personas. Tactic: Use relevant, authentic photos
  21. 21. Photos do speak 1,000 words.
  22. 22. And to grab customers’ attention, you need to be relevant to their world. If your customers can instantly connect to the photos you’re using in your marketing, they are more likely to check you out and buy.
  23. 23. Authentic photos are the way to be natural and connect with your personas.
  24. 24. Stop using bad stock photos. Staged, sterile photos stand out as being calculated and contrived. Steer clear of this style of content.
  25. 25. Use Authentic, Real-World Photos. Candid, organic images are relatable and are a major driver of engaging marketing content.
  26. 26. 3 steps to crafting & marketing to BUYER PERSONAS presented by Step 2: Explore your personas’ goals and challenges Step 1: Learn and define your personas Step 3: Craft marketing content to help your personas achieve their goals