Defining your target audience is one of the most important parts of marketing. In Part 1 of this series, we offered up a few tips and tricks to help you hone in on your key client base. However, our fountain of knowledge didn’t end there. We’re back with more suggestions about identifying your target audience when creating a new marketing campaign.
Be Specific About Your Current Target Audience
You may have heeded our advice to look at your current client base, but now is the time to get more specific than ever. Break your key audience demographics into subgenres, so that you can better utilize a micro marketing approach for your next campaign!
For example, if you know women are your key demographic, learn about what your female customers like outside of your product. This includes psychographics, which encompass the mental state and general outlook of your audience. This specificity will give you an idea of who you are currently serving and who is missing from your client pool.
Use Brand Analysis
Take a good, hard look at what your brand conveys to your customers. You’ve likely spent years creating a cohesive appearance and feel to your company. Let’s be sure that the right messaging is making it across.
Not sure where to start? Ask your employees and current customers to analyze how things are going. In what ways are you potentially missing key audiences with your current branding or strategy? Often those closest to you can offer key insights.
Survey Your Methods
Double check your work by putting out surveys to get a general idea of how you’re being perceived. If you see low enthusiasm or engagement from a particular group, you’ll know who to target during your next campaign.
There is no one rule for how to find your target audience, but discovering who is unimpressed with your current advertising can be a good indication of where you are falling short, and the group of people you can focus on going forward.
In General, Be Specific
We know, we know — this feels like a contradictory statement. But whenever you feel stuck with a marketing campaign, it’s best to get more specific with your message, your idea, and your audience. Generalizations are often boring to viewers. You have the opportunity to make lasting connections when you’re more specific with your marketing.
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