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Creating Buyer Personas is Essential For Business Success (7 Reasons)

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Is your business looking to engage customers on a deeper level, or do you feel like you’re misinterpreting what your customers are looking for?

Well, it sounds like the time has come for your company to include buyer personas into your marketing strategy.

A buyer persona is a semi-fictional representation of your ideal consumer based on market research and real data surrounding your existing customers. When producing a buyer persona, you should use customer demographics, behaviour patterns, motivations, goals and more.

 

Buyer Personas

 

Try to make your buyer personas as detailed as possible. A detailed buyer persona will aid you in determining where to focus your time, guide product development, and allow for alignment across the organisation. Without buyer personas, you could be missing out on the key information to take your company to the next level. 

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Buyer personas can be incredibly helpful for business success, and here’s why: 

  1. Increase sales 

  2. Competitive advantage

  3. Optimise website experience

  4. Generate quality leads

  5. Create targeted and valuable content 

  6. Understand customers on a deeper level 

  7. Secure company-wide consistency

 

 

Sales are crucial to business success and growth so we’ll start here…

1. Increase sales 

 

Including buyer personas in your marketing strategy requires little time, money and effort but results in an enhanced user experience and increasing relevance and connection with your users.

Nowadays, customers are a lot more demanding so having set buyer personas will help your business to understand what consumers are looking for and why. When you give consumers what they want they’re much more likely to purchase your product or service, resulting in more revenue for your business. 

 

2. Competitive advantage 

 

Taking the time to conduct research and analysis to build buyer personas will create a key differentiating point for your company to distinguish your products, and stand out from the crowd. 

When you focus on your customers and their problems, you reach out to individuals before they even know they need you. Naming common problems for a prospect and creating educational content on how these problems can be solved can present your business as a trustworthy source of information. 

 

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3. Optimise website experience 

 

Using buyer personas to create websites can make them up to 5 times more effective and easier to use. Gaining insight into your customers through buyer personas allows you to engage with them and provide a more effective website experience. It also makes it possible to optimise all components of your website specifically for the customers you target, such as design, messages, content, offers, calls to action, chatbots and autoresponders, landing pages, automated data capture forms and automated emails to name a few.

If your website is created with buyer personas in mind, it will always outperform generic ones. It will become more appealing to your customers, in comparison to ones that use the same generic messaging for everyone.

 

4. Generate quality leads 

 

Not all leads are the same. You need quality leads to sell your products or services. Buyer personas are the secret sauce to improving your website’s marketing efforts and target high-value leads. 

Matching up your imaginary personas with real people that fit your description will provide you with potential new customers to target. Quality leads will flow in when you’ve built a more strategic, personalised, and nurturing plan for each persona. 

 

 

5. Create targeted and valuable content

 

Identifying and understanding your ideal customer through buyer personas allows you to create valuable and appropriate content that will attract visitors, convert them into leads, close them as customers, and hopefully delight them into becoming evangelists for your business. 

Having a deep understanding of your customers allows you to know what questions they’re asking, challenges they’re facing and solutions they're seeking, so that you can incorporate this into meaningful content. 

 

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6. Understand customers on a deeper level

 

Using buyer personas in your marketing strategy will help you to understand customer behaviours better. You can then effectively tailor messages, content, products and services to the needs, behaviours, and concerns of your audience throughout the buyer's journey.  

Learning your buyer persona's specific attributes and feelings will help you to connect with prospects more efficiently and effectively in a language that they can understand and relate to.

 

7. Secure company-wide consistency 

 

Establishing set buyer personas helps to unify your marketing message and get everyone in your company on the same page. 

This ensures that every person that meets your brand gets a consistent experience across all departments based on the persona type they fit. Company-wide consistency guarantees that your company interacts with users as they need to be interacted with.  

 

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