This morning, I’m going to be working on creating target personas for a new client of ours. I realized this process may still be foreign to many business owners, so I took a few minutes to explain how to create them, and why it can be an important tool in your marketing strategy.
A target persona (also known as a buyer persona) is a fictionalized representation of your ideal customer. Creating a target persona can help your startup business better understand and communicate with your audience, and ultimately make more informed decisions about your product or service.
To create a target persona for your business or startup, you’ll want to look at the following steps:
- Define your target market: Who are you trying to reach with your product or service? Consider factors such as age, gender, location, income level, and interests.
- Conduct market research: Gather data on your target market through online research, surveys, interviews, and other methods. Look for patterns and common characteristics among your potential customers.
- Create a profile: Using the information you’ve gathered, create a detailed profile of your ideal customer. This should include demographic information as well as information about their goals, challenges, and pain points.
- Give your persona a name and a face: Assign a name and a face to your persona to help bring them to life. This can help you better visualize and relate to your ideal customer.
- Use your persona to guide your messaging: As you develop marketing materials, refer back to your target persona to ensure that your message is resonating with your audience.
Many times, startups are run by entrepreneurs that are solving a problem they themselves had. This makes the process much easier and a lot of fun, because your target customer is YOU. That means if you are feeling good vibes from your website, print design, and other marketing collateral, it has a good chance of being effective to your target audience as well.
If you are a brand new business, or have a new retail product that you are trying to bringing to market, consider reaching out to the Mindbrew team. We can guide you through this process, as well as offer website design, branding development, and digital marketing campaigns to fit your target audience.