Brian Serocke
By Brian Serocke on August 10, 2020

What is a buyer persona? 

A buyer persona is a semi-fictional representation of your ideal customer based on market research and real data about your existing customers.

Why should I conduct persona research? 

Buyer personas provide invaluable structure and insight for numerous teams within your company. A comprehensive buyer persona will tell you where to focus your resources, guide product development, and allow for alignment across the organization. As a result, you will be able to attract the most valuable visitors, leads, and customers to your business.

Brian Serocke
By Brian Serocke on August 07, 2020

Undergoing your first buyer persona research cycle can seem a daunting task. You have to contend with scheduling interviews, sourcing quality research, dedicating internal resources to planning and executing a persona report, and then following up on tracking personas throughout an inbound marketing campaign. There will be some experimentation involved to determine how to approach the development of personas, but with the right guidance you can skip over common persona pitfalls.

Max Reinhardt
By Max Reinhardt on August 05, 2020

After you've built your buyer personas and are eager to start unveiling powerful content to them, it can be challenging to determine which persona you should target first. It can be particularly difficult if you've developed multiple personas based on a variety of ideal customers. The key is determining which persona is the most valuable starting point. You can prioritize your personas in a variety of ways and yield optimal results from your marketing efforts.

Max Reinhardt
By Max Reinhardt on August 03, 2020

The very first step when starting a buyer persona build is deciding which customers and prospects are important to the sustainability and growth of your business. With that in mind, it’s crucial for the marketer or businessperson leading the initiative to involve their sales executives in the process. 

Alex Meade
By Alex Meade on July 29, 2020

Detailed, in-depth buyer personas provide a foundational understanding of your prospective customers' wants, needs, and personalities. You should know how to share your buyer personas properly with the different departments whose work affects customer experiences.

Max Reinhardt
By Max Reinhardt on June 17, 2020

 

Buyer personas already make up the backbone of your outreach strategy, whether you’ve been relying on formal personas or not. Think about it. If you are an ophthalmologist marketing Lasik packages to an older demographic, would you choose to run ads for those services on Snapchat or TikTok? Probably not. Common sense dictates your audience won’t be found there. 

Sabina Hahn
By Sabina Hahn on June 15, 2020

As you developed buyer personas in an attempt to better understand your customers, you probably conducted hours of interviews, performed ample research on buying behavior, and gained a clear, full picture of your ideal customers. You've done your best to empathize with your target audience and identify their pain points, their favorite online hangouts, their likes and dislikes, and general attitudes.

Max Reinhardt
By Max Reinhardt on June 11, 2020

Before taking on your first persona interview, it’s necessary to understand not only the top-line questions to which you need answers but also how to reach the answers appropriately. In this blog, we’ll break down the five top-line questions you can’t build your personas without, including demographics, goals, challenges, research habits, and values.

Alex Meade
By Alex Meade on June 01, 2020

Thanks to HubSpot, buyer personas have become synonymous with inbound and content marketing. Few companies, however, actually spend the time to research, develop, and document their personas. 

Brian Serocke
By Brian Serocke on August 26, 2018

 A brand voice is essential when starting a business. A good brand voice will encourage customers to engage with your company and motivate them to use your services and products. Your brand voice is what people associate your company with and makes them stay or come back to your content. With a strong brand voice, you’ll be able to create a successful and memorable business.