The Value of Buyer Personas in Times of Uncertainty

Tony Zambito

Buyer insights and buyer personas act as a compass for business leaders in uncertain times. For businesses, this means understanding their buyers and customers is more critical than ever. It was out of this time of unnerving uncertainty that buyer personas were founded.

Why A Buyer Persona Sales System Is Needed In A New Era Of B2B

Tony Zambito

Sales Leaders Will Need To Implement A Buyer Persona Driven Sales System To Adapt To New Buyer Behaviors And Preferences. An era that will redefine the seller-buyer relationship in ways we only have a hint of today. Aligning With A New Era Of Buyer Interactions.

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5 Essential Reasons To Create In-House Buyer Persona Expertise

Tony Zambito

Marketing and Sales Leaders Can Increase Their Value Through In-House Buyer Insights and Buyer Persona Development Capabilities. Since the origins of the buyer persona concept in 2001, buyers and their buying behaviors have always been in a constant state of change.

The State of Buyer Personas 2022 Survey is Now Open For Your Input

Tony Zambito

The 20th Anniversary of Buyer Personas Survey To Help Determine Usefulness. The year 2021 marked the 20 th Anniversary of the concept of Buyer Persona being founded. The world is a completely different one than existed in 2001 when buyer personas were first introduced.

Your Recipe for Inbound Success

Speaker: Jen Spencer, VP Sales and Marketing, SmartBug Media

Join Jen Spencer, VP of Smartbug Media, as she discusses how to grow an inbound strategy and framework in your organization to attract leads and establish your brand. Recent studies have shown what a lot of B2B marketers already know - it’s hard to build a successful inbound marketing program.

Two Voids Buyer Personas Can Fill To Achieve Growth Strategies

Tony Zambito

Lack of buyer insights and brand vision can doom growth strategies. A struggle for leaders is in aligning their teams and tactical operations with business growth strategies. This includes their interactions with buyers and customers.

4 Helpful Elements Of Buyer Personas Essential To Your Brand Storytelling

Tony Zambito

Marketing Leaders Can Use 4 Approaches Involving Buyer Personas To Create A Brand Story Buyers Will Want To Read. The results can often be brand storytelling and content that fails to connect and is meaningless to an audience of buyers.

3 Ways To Encode Buyer Persona Goals Into Your Organization’s DNA

Tony Zambito

Marketing and Sales Leaders Must Build Core Competency of Understanding Buyer Persona Goals. When it comes to buyer goals, organizations today will need to get more specific about encoding understanding of buyer persona goals into their marketing and sales capabilities. .

How to Integrate Buyer Personas into Your B2B Marketing

Launch Marketing

Buyer personas drive many aspects of your organization but especially marketing. But, it is first important to establish your B2B buyer personas before looking ahead to marketing activities. Carefully connect your messaging to buyers’ specific pain points.

Don’t Get Stuck With Bad Buyer Personas

Tony Zambito

Marketing and Sales Leaders Need To Know The Difference Between Bad Versus Good Buyer Personas To Achieve Growth. Not all buyer personas are created equally. As far as I can see, there is a whole lotta bad buyer personas being created.

Organic Growth Strategy: How to Leverage Market Collateral Around Social Media

Speaker: Akilah Murrell, Sr. Director of Channel Marketing at Channel Maven

Join Akilah Murrell, Senior Director of Channel Marketing at Channel Maven, for this how-to session on engaging your buyer base through social media.

From Fragmented to Unified Insight-Driven Buyer Strategies?

Buyer Persona

B2B Leaders Must Develop Unified Approaches to Buyer Strategies and Customer-Centricity. Resulting in fragmented buyer strategies. For buyers, hearing and reading mantras of customer-focused, buyer-led, buyer-focused, customer-centric, etc.

Misconceptions About B2B Buyer Personas

Marketing Interactions

I’m really tired of seeing people dismiss B2B buyer personas as worthless. Although, I have to admit that many of the personas I review from prospective clients are little more than recipe cards for disconnected experiences. 2021 Content Management & Strategy Survey – PDF).

Choosing the Right Social Media Platforms for Your Buyer Personas

Marketing Insider Group

This question prompts the creation of marketing personas, and the answers vary widely. For most B2B content creation , personas guide marketers in developing tailored pieces that resonate profoundly with a particular group. Some personas act as a ‘champion’ for a product or business.

5 Reasons Why Your Buyer Persona’s Aren’t Good Enough

B2B Lead Generation

Bad buyer personas. Think about it, your buyer personas are the building blocks of your marketing campaigns. If they’re not good enough, every part of your marketing strategy will suffer. That’s why I’m sharing five easy ways to improve your buyer personas. What is a buyer persona? In the most basic sense of the phrase, a buyer persona is a profile of your ideal customer. What does a buyer persona look like?

Understanding B2B Buyer Personas

Navigate the Channel

Define your ideal customers by using buyer personas. After all, if you know who you’re targeting with your strategies, you can craft a message that resonates with their needs more directly. What Is a Buyer Persona? Why B2B Buyer Personas Matter to Your Sales Team.

Are Your Buyer Personas Data Overkill?

Tony Zambito

As the concept of buyer personas has crept into the conscious of both B2C and B2B Marketing, so has misguided representations of buyer personas become prevalent. With many touted frameworks and processes being representative of buyer personas in name only. These misrepresentations have also led to a tendency to throw everything, including the kitchen sink, into crafting buyer personas. This same urge is being applied to buyer personas.

Rethinking Buyer Personas In An Era Of Digital Transformation

Tony Zambito

Making the need for organizations to understand customers a centerpiece of their growth strategies. One means for the last sixteen years to understand customers and buyers have been the use of buyer persona development. It is time to rethink buyer persona development in this new era of digital disruption. When the concept of buyer personas was first launched in 2001, the world was a very different place. Rethinking Buyer Personas.

Perfecting Buyer Personas: 5 Tips to Stay On Target

Content4Demand

Buyer personas are critical tools that allow us to create B2B marketing content that speaks directly to the wants and needs of the right people at the right time. Which of these personas do you want to target? Are your buyer personas documented for your content creators?

State Of Buyer Personas 2016 Survey

Tony Zambito

We are seeing continued growth in the adoption of buyer personas as a means for understanding buyers and customers. At the same time, the growth is fraught with the perils of buyer personas being misunderstood, mislabeled, and serving as a cover for basic buyer profiling. Each year, since originating the concept of buyer personas in 2001-2002, I have reflected and offered a perspective on the state of buyer personas.

How to Create Accurate Buyer Personas

Sharpspring

If you work in marketing, you probably hear a lot about optimizing the customer experience, tracking buyer journeys and identifying decision-making factors and/or paths to purchase. But what about developing buyer personas? Buyer Persona Statistics.

Creating B2B Buyer Personas: The Ultimate Guide

PureB2B

Buyers are 48% more likely to consider vendors that personalize marketing to address their specific needs. If you don’t have a detailed B2B buyer persona you’re leaving money on the table. What is a B2B Buyer Persona? Ideal Customer Profile vs. User Persona.

Creating B2B Buyer Personas: The Ultimate Guide

PureB2B

Buyers are 48% more likely to consider vendors that personalize marketing to address their specific needs. If you don’t have a detailed B2B buyer persona you’re leaving money on the table. What is a B2B Buyer Persona? Ideal Customer Profile vs. User Persona.

2020 Tips: Developing Buyer Personas

Sharpspring

If you work in marketing, you probably hear a lot about optimizing the customer experience, tracking buyer journeys and identifying decision-making factors and/or paths to purchase. But what about developing buyer personas? Buyer Persona Statistics.

Confusing Customer Segmentation, Buyer Profiling, and Buyer Personas Harms Marketing

Tony Zambito

In the 15 years since originating the concept of buyer personas in 2001, there has been one issue that continues to plague fully understanding exactly where, how, and why buyer personas can be beneficial. Compounding the issue today is the prevalent use of the term buyer persona to describe customer segmentation and buyer profiling efforts. This is where buyer profiling can be helpful. Buyer Profiling. Buyer Personas.

The State of Buyer Personas 2012

Tony Zambito

This June marks ten years since the first buyer persona development methodology was pioneered and launched by the firm Goal Centric now called Buyerology. The adoption of research-based modeling of buyers that leads to buyer personas has been mixed. The organizations who have embraced the goal-based methodology for research-based buyer personas have seen tremendous success in uncovering new opportunities for revenue growth. Buyer Persona Lifespan.

Why Earned Buyer Insights Are Vital to the Future of B2B Marketing

Buyer Persona

Earned Buyer Insights Are Critical to Being Relevant to Buyers. Without deeper understanding as a foundation, attempts to display empathy will ring hollow with buyers and customers. This same principle applies to buyer insights. Why do earned buyer insights matter?

How to Create Engaging Videos Using Buyer Personas and States of Being

Cintell

While video has become a quintessential component of today’s content marketing strategy , it’s like any other medium. And this is why buyer personas are so important. Personas and States of Being. So, you’ve developed buyer personas. Blog Buyer Personas

Overcoming The Content Personalization Challenge With Buyer Persona Research

Tony Zambito

It is clear that one of the top challenges facing marketing, especially B2B marketing, is the ability to connect with potential buyers on a personal level. The majority of content today is not hitting the mark with buyers and customers. Bringing organizations, no closer to customers or buyers than when they first began technology implementation. Where confusion can set in is when technology is positioned or perceived as a strategy in of itself. by icon 54.

Why You Need Effective Buyer Personas for B2B Lead Generation

MarketJoy

Why You Need Effective Buyer Personas for B2B Lead Generation. A buyer persona is a hypothetical customer that serves as a model of the buyer you want to target. Buyer personas can be created through research, surveys, and interviews.

Informing Content Strategy with Buyer Persona Development

Tony Zambito

  In this case, should CMO’s be looking at content marketing or content strategy as the first order of business on the agenda?    Presently, there appears to be multiple meanings and uses for each of the terms content strategy and content marketing.    For the purposes of this article, I am going to be literal with the use of the term content strategy as just that – strategic.  Prevent Demand Generation Failure with Buyer Personas.

Reinvent B2B Sales With Buyer Personas

Tony Zambito

Without question, while B2B Marketing is focused on developing its new prominence in the early stages of the buying cycle via content strategy and content marketing, B2B Sales is caught flat-footed on how to adapt to changing buyer behaviors.    What is true is that B2B Sales must go through a period of reinvention and cannot stand idly by as the world of B2B buyers continues to transform with each passing day.  Image via Wikipedia.

Buyer Personas Require Regular Refreshing

Tony Zambito

During a series of articles entitled The Future of Buyer Personas is Social , I referenced several times that the social age will cause a rethinking of buyer persona research and development.      One new important principle is the need to change from a static perspective of buyer personas to an ongoing refreshment of buyer personas.  I recently wrote an article describing a new Social Buyer Ecosystem. 

Buyer Personas: The Missing Piece of Your SEO Strategy

Zoominfo

In today’s blog post we explain why buyer personas are a critical—but often missing—element of your SEO strategy. What is a buyer persona? On a basic level, a buyer persona is essentially a fictional representation of the person who is most likely to buy from your company—your ideal customer. Buyer personas are created using quantitative analysis, market research, anecdotal observations, and many other data sources.

What is a Buyer Persona Insight? And, how to develop a rockstar B2B buyer persona?

Business Brainz

The global pandemic is profoundly changing the face of the B2B buyer. B2B revenue leaders and marketers are spending a lot of their time focusing on understanding buyer personas. A study by Gartner revealed 80% of the average B2B buyer journey took place online in 2020.

Use Buyer Persona Research To Improve B2B Customer Experience

Tony Zambito

Customer experience has been and will continue to be one of the major influences on how buyers make choices. Recent research by SiriusDecisions found that for 80% of B2B buyers surveyed, customer experience counted as the top significant reason why they chose to work with a specific provider over another. Large cross-functional teams, intricate process maps, grand strategy proclamations, and foot-stomping declarations of the organization now being customer-focused.

5 Ways B2B CMOs Can improve Audience Development With Buyer Persona Research

Tony Zambito

A recognition of the growing importance of digital content marketing to overall marketing strategies today. Fraught with confusion surrounding questions such as: exactly what constitutes an audience and is there really a difference between buyers and audiences? For example, some content marketing pundits believe you should separate out audience personas. Because these are different, in theory, from your buyer personas. by Gregor Črešnar.

The Emerging Importance Of B2B Ethnography To Buyer Personas

Tony Zambito

Better, deeper, insightful, and well-rounded understanding of customers and buyers is on the top of the list for many CEOs and CMOs today. Redefining The Meaning Of Buyer Understanding. These three pressing concerns are causing CEOs and CMOs to reevaluate how to understand their buyers and their abilities to help buyers achieve their goals. In today’s robust evolution of digital technologies, CEOs and CMOs seek buyer understanding to address these three concerns.

5 Tips to Easily Develop Your B2B Buyer Persona

KoMarketing Associates

While your team may have all types of strategies in place to carry out marketing messages, without B2B buyer personas, you could be missing the mark when it comes to getting your efforts consumed by target audiences. B2B buyer personas are fictional representations of your target audience members, which help to better align campaigns all along the buying journey. In this post, we will cover the following key steps: Identify the Need for B2B Buyer Personas.

State Of Buyer Personas 2016: Strong Correlation Between Effectiveness And Goals

Tony Zambito

In 2016, we will mark the fifteenth year since buyer personas were first introduced. The journey, however, continues towards professionals and organizations gaining a true understanding of what buyer persona development entails. What is clear is buyer personas are now entering the mainstream of dialogue when it comes to overall customer understanding. . 27% of the respondents relied on in-depth qualitative buyer interviews – a jump from 15% previously.