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

Tony Zambito

Compounding the issue today is the prevalent use of the term buyer persona to describe customer segmentation and buyer profiling efforts. The issue I am referring to is the confusion that can surround distinguishing between customer segmentation, buyer profiling, and buyer personas today.

Identifying Buyer Profiles: 5 Ways To Segment Your Marketing Audience

Modern Marketing

We, as outbound marketers, owe it to our audiences to make sure that the information we’re offering is of the highest relevance and value. Here are five starting points for consideration if you’re looking to enhance your segmentation: 1. Segment by Persona. ?The

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Segmentation: 5 Steps to Help You Send Emails That Your Prospects Actually Want to Read

Act-On

If your inbox looks anything like mine, you’re constantly being inundated with emails that have absolutely no relevancy to you, your job, your interests, or your needs. The answer to these email marketing woes is segmentation and personalization.

Automated Behavioral Segmentation: Personalized in Real Time

ActiveDEMAND

Automated Behavioral Segmentation: Personalized in Real Time Behavioral segmentation categorizes prospects in different groups based on their actions or engagement patterns. Personalization improves relevancy, is more engaging and, ultimately, more likely to achieve results.

Geodemographics: Using Location-Based Segments for Targeted Marketing

Marketing Action

Quite a lot, as it turns out – especially to marketers trying to reach all of us with relevant messages. Segmentation strategies have long been a powerful way to target certain audiences, and geographic information is a key piece of the puzzle. Demographic: Who are they?

Am I connecting with my customers enough? 10 tips for customer outreach

Biznology

Correspondence as well as website and social media content should all match the personality and “voice” of your company. Use visual content, and make the story speak to your audience. The great part about social media is you can cross-post content from one forum to another.

Segmentation Ideas for Nonprofits and Member-Based Organizations

Hubspot

What I also know is that when it comes to mailing lists and email segmentation, there is plenty of room for improvement. You create buyers personas by dividing your customers into groups based on different attributes (like age, occupation, demographics, personalities).

The Importance of Understanding the Difference Between Personalization, Segmentation and Individualization

ActiveDEMAND

Learn the Difference Between Personalization, Segmentation and Individualization The word “personalization” is thrown around quite a bit by marketers, but in general terms has a few different meanings. The reality is this is just beyond segmentation.

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What Is List Segmentation? [FAQs]

Hubspot

And the secret to having excellent MOFU marketing lies on how well you segment your contacts. Segmentation isn''t the sexiest of marketing topics, but it is one of the most powerful. What are segmented lists? Why is segmentation important? Where can you use segmentation?

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27 Ways to Slice & Dice Your Email List for Better Segmentation

Hubspot

We've already made the case for list segmentation in email marketing , and we sure hope you've bought in. Still in need of a little refresher on the merits of email list segmentation? 27 Smart Ways to Segment Your Email List. 13) Content Topic. 14) Content Format.

Get Into Your Buyer’s Psyche To Create Relevant Digital Marketing

Biznology

The more specific you can get, the easier it is to pick the most effective marketing tactics and distribution channels and to develop highly relevant content marketing. ” 2) What are the demographics and psychographics? Photo credit: Wikipedia.

The 7 Building Blocks of a Solid Content Marketing Plan

ScribbleLive

Marketers are creating more content than ever. According to the Content Marketing Institute , 77% of B2C companies and 70% of B2B companies surveyed say that they are creating more content than they did just a year ago. Step 1: Create Demographic Profiles.

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The Definition of List Segmentation [In Under 100 Words]

Hubspot

List segmentation is exactly what it sounds like -- you divide up your contacts into a bunch of smaller lists, or segments, based on criteria you set. These segments can be cut and combined in a number of different ways based on lead intelligence.

Boost Email Relevancy With Dynamic Content

Industrial Marketing Today

IMO, they are and will continue to be very useful provided your content is relevant. The solution – use dynamic content to boost relevancy of your emails and make them highly personalized in order to truly engage with your audience of engineering, technical and industrial professionals. What is dynamic content in emails? Simply stated, dynamic content is mail merge on steroids. Why do you need dynamic content? When should you use dynamic content?

8 Strategies to stand out when you’re late to the content marketing game

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Content budgets are soaring, content output is exploding. If you’re the first one to dominate a niche with your content, you’re one of the lucky ones. The biggest real estate firms are creating lots of online content, newsletters and Facebook posts.

How do you build a content strategy when a market is already littered with “experts?”

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

How does a brand build out a content strategy that can feel trustworthy and reputable, while still maintaining the brand’s identity and helping to improve ROI?”. Here is the process I would go through to help this marketing professional navigate in a crowded content market.

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Four ideas to overcome content saturation in your niche

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Here is the sneaky little secret of content marketing nobody likes to talk about. Often, to create an effective strategy, you don’t have to produce the best content. Content saturation is a legitimate strategy. Now let me address the “content purists” right away.

Making Industrial E-mail Marketing More Relevant

Industrial Marketing Today

Keeping e-mails relevant has become the key factor in proving their worth in industrial marketing. In this post, I’ve listed the major areas to focus on if you want to make your industrial e-mail marketing more relevant and productive. Better Segmentation, More Relevance. List segmentation is probably second only to relevant content when it comes to making your e-mails relevant to your target audience. Personalized Content.

Three Ways to Improve Personalized Marketing

ActiveDEMAND

It’s been quoted 60-percent of marketing entities admit they struggle to personalize content in real-time. Let’s look at three major ones: GEO-IP SEGMENTATION Demographic segmentation is a concept that’s extremely important to all marketing departments.

New Data Proves Why You Need to Segment Your Email Marketing

Hubspot

And as I've been conducting my research for the webinar, two particularly noteworthy trends from the evolution of email marketing have caught my eye: the importance of relevance and segmentation. The Importance of Relevance. The Power of Segmentation.

7 Reasons Why No One is Watching Your Video Content

Hubspot

Here I had a collection of what I thought were great examples of visual content, and yet, no one was watching them. Read on, and bookmark them for reference when you’re formulating your next video content strategy. more likely to consume content on that channel than on Facebook.

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Reasons to Ditch “Batch and Blast” and Get Started with Email Marketing Personalization

Vertical Response

” “To get started with such customization, conducting customer research is imperative,” explains Vertical Response Senior Content Marketing Manager, Linzi Breckenridge. Think about which segment of the population has a problem your product is able to solve.

GEOIP-Based Segmentation for Targeted Marketing

ActiveDEMAND

GEOIP-Based Segmentation for Targeted Marketing Segmentation is a very important element in marketing and personalization. One avenue of segmentation is geographic location (or GEOIP-based segmentation). Geographic information is just one segmentation.

6 Ways to Create Rocket-Fuel Content for Marketing Automation

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Anne Murphy Marketing automation is one of the fastest growing technology segments in business, and analysts predict it will grow to a $4.6 But marketing automation can’t run without content. . Here are six ways to align content marketing and marketing automation: 1.

The Future of Buyer Personas is Social - Part 1

Tony Zambito

  Let's look at a few: Buyer personas are not a buyer profile, a demographic profile, a psychographic profile, a market segment profile, a sales profile, a market research profile, a customer survey profile, or a focus group profile.  Image by eliazar via Flickr.

Diving Deeper Into Drip Campaign Best Practices

ActiveDEMAND

Here, we address the specifics regarding the new “best practices” for drip campaigns, taking a closer look at Data-Driven Segmentation, Personalization, Predictive Send and Cross-Channel Nurturing. Predictive Send People want relevant emails.

Keep Calm and Content On! 4 Ways to Write Compelling Content for Customer Nurturing

Modern B2B Marketing

Determining how to nurture your customers is a good start, but for your message to really catch their eye, you need to have compelling content. Follow these 4 guidelines to create content that resonates with your customers : 1. Take a step back and test your content on yourself.

4 Questions You Need to Answer Before You Create a Content Plan

Contently

At Contently, we’ve developed what we call a content methodology, a process to continuously improve the effectiveness of a company’s content across the enterprise. A content methodology works in much the same way as a flywheel.

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Improving Content Conversion with Dynamic Content

Modern B2B Marketing

by Dayna Rothman Today’s marketers know that quality content is essential to marketing success. Content needs to educate, excite, and inspire prospects, customers, and partners alike. When your prospect’s inbox explodes with offers daily, how do you ensure your content stands out?

Data Storytelling 101: Helpful Tools for Gathering Ideas, Designing Content & More

Hubspot

It's an exciting time to be a content marketer. As more companies continue to jump on the inbound marketing bandwagon, the influx of content seems to be turning into a bit of a traffic jam. Portent’s Content Idea Generator : If you need an eye-catching headline, try this.

42 Experts Explain How to Get Better Qualified Leads with Interactive Content

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In a world where attention spans are getting shorter, and users are being bombarded with more static content and opt-in forms, it’s becoming harder for marketing teams to cut through the noise. Interactive content. However, the content types listed above were most popular. .

Is Content Marketing Killing Your Customer Conference?

Act-On

So vendor user conferences were designed for a specific, succinct demographic and psychographic segment: information technology professionals. And, if they do find time, the vendor has just one chance to deliver the relevant, compelling information the employee desires, or risk losing their attendance forever. But primarily—I believe content marketing is responsible. Content marketing doesn’t have to spell doom for your customer conference.

6 Steps to a Content Marketing Plan that Can Drive Conversions

Marketing Action

All over the world, marketers agree – content marketing is hot! From my location in the Asia-Pacific market, I see companies increasingly exploring how they can adopt content marketing strategies into their marketing. First, let’s define what content marketing really is.

7 Ways to Increase Email Engagement

Marketing Action

Targeting: Select and segment the list to choose the right demographics for your message. Personalisation: Customise the email with the intended recipient’s name, job title, or other relevant data. Segment Lists and Target Messages.

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Creating Relevant B2B Marketing Content: Walk the Talk

Industrial Marketing Today

That is pretty much the mantra of B2B content marketing. Nothing happens until your site visitors and blog readers take some kind of an action after reading your content. What marketing content you serve at each phase of the buying cycle also matters.

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How to Design Content Remarketing Campaigns That Actually Work

Hubspot

You know content marketing works, so you''ve been plugging away at blog posts, ebooks, and other valuable, educational content for your potential customers. And people come -- they find your content in search results and in their social media feeds.

Creating A Thoughtful Content Strategy in Higher Education Marketing

Hubspot

Now it’s time to apply those answers and develop a calculated content strategy that can reach new prospects while maintaining your relationship with your current supporters. 1) Segmenting Strategy. Strategic segmentation can make or break your risk-taking plan. 2) Content.

6 Stupid Content Promotion Mistakes No Marketer Should Make

Hubspot

We''ve all been there: You''ve created a piece of content -- a blog, an ebook, a report, a video -- with expectations of high volume traction. You might even start questioning your awesome content-creating skills -- not cool! Are you posting your new content to social media ?

A Lead Generation Plan Begins With Content Marketing Strategy

NuSpark

Phase One: Content Assessment. Additionally, our content approach covers three main goals: Increased website traffic. This goal focuses on providing valuable content via landing pages in exchange for lead capture information such as email addresses and roles in the buying process. Therefore, our content plan includes the following elements: A deep dive into understanding who your audiences are and where they obtain information on your solutions. Content Coaching.

A Lead Generation Plan Begins With Content Marketing Strategy

NuSpark

Phase One: Content Assessment. Additionally, our content approach covers three main goals: Increased website traffic. This goal focuses on providing valuable content via landing pages in exchange for lead capture information such as email addresses and roles in the buying process. Therefore, our content plan includes the following elements: A deep dive into understanding who your audiences are and where they obtain information on your solutions. Content Coaching.