Search: The art and science of identifying your target audience

Biznology

Whenever we start to review Google keyword data, one of the most common questions I get is: “How do you know our target audience is actually searching for that keyword?”. Let’s say you want to target a Chief Financial Officer.

Strategies to help your business overcome information overload

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

According to a LexisNexis (client) study on International Workplace Productivity , 62% of white collar workers admit that the quality of their work suffers because they can’t sort through the information they need fast enough.

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Target Your Best Prospects by Segmenting Your Best Customers

Modern B2B Marketing

You might separate your enterprise sales teams from SMB sales teams, and you may have different cost per new customer targets for enterprise and SMB. Here are four steps to segment your existing customers to target the right prospects: . Run More Campaigns Targeting Core Prospects.

Mariana Uses Artificial Intelligence to Build Personas and Find Target Audiences

Customer Experience Matrix

Can computers understand an individual human’s personality (and then, presumably, use that understanding to better target marketing messages)? But many of your marketing targets are less visible. What does Mariana do with this information?

How B2B Marketers Can Get Better Targeting and Deeper Insights

Modern Marketing

They are grappling with the fact that the always-connected buyer’s behavior and preferences are constantly evolving, and marketers need to maximize the value of customer data in near-real time for better targeting and personalization, as well as to build lifetime value.

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3 Ways Mobile Insights Are Informing Online and Offline Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

It’s a goldmine of information for the direction of marketers’ mobile strategies and determining where mobile fits in as both a sales channel and marketing medium. 1. Using data for real-time content targeting. Posted in Customer Experience Mobile.

Next-Generation Marketing Automation Systems Target Small Business

Customer Experience Matrix

Not quite standard but increasingly common features include social media sharing and tracking, Webinar integration, visitor identification via reverse IP lookup, and capturing campaign information from Google AdWords.

Online Display Advertising, Targeting, and Capturing Leads

NuSpark

Lead generation and lead nurturing both can be done via a targeted display campaign. Such information to gather includes: • Minimal spend. Services offered- social- retargeting-behavioral targeting, mobile, affiliate. Specific targeting.

B2B vs. B2C: How Content Marketing Changes by Target Audience

Hubspot

When discussing content marketing, industry insiders tend to speak more to the experiences of B2C companies that are targeting consumers directly. It’s clear that there are some significant differences to be addressed in the way content marketing changes for B2B versus B2C target audiences.

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Standing out in a world of information density

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I recently did an interview about the implications of information density and Content Shock with a PR magazine in India. There is no blanket answer to the issue of standing out in a world of increasing information density. Target an under-served audience?

B2B Buyers Need Insights, Not Just Information

KEO Marketing

They’ve got loads of information on which to draw. That’s why you need to go beyond just providing information and start delivering insights. In an effort to demonstrate thought leadership, B2B marketers produce a substantial volume of educational content.

Using Customer Data to Inform Your Personalization Strategy

Modern Marketing

In fact, your buyers begin to share information about themselves, what they’re interested in, and what their pain points are well before they formally introduce themselves. Capturing client and prospect data and using this information to segment your audiences provides the insight needed to identify what your buyers care about and informs how you build relevant messaging, or in other words, a personalization strategy.

Everstring Takes Another $65 Million and (More Important) Launches Predictive Ad Targeting Solution

Customer Experience Matrix

Everstring announced a $65 million funding round and new ad targeting product on Tuesday. (It This lets marketers target messages very precisely, with key capabilities like frequency caps and content sequencing.

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4 Data-Driven Ways to Create More Targeted Ad Campaigns

Hubspot

Marketers can now target specific audiences across multiple devices and measure engagement on each touch point, building comprehensive roadmaps to conversion. You already expect your advertising partners to understand web visitors and only serve your ad to relevant targets.

Look-Alike Targeting Can Be Deceiving

Radius

This approach is very useful for campaigns where you know what your message or offer will be and the audience you want to target with that content. Marketers also need to know how they can personalize content for their segments and run campaigns that are targeted at the right groups.

Geodemographics: Using Location-Based Segments for Targeted Marketing

Marketing Action

Segmentation strategies have long been a powerful way to target certain audiences, and geographic information is a key piece of the puzzle. They’re also used to create segments of prospects in order to target them more effectively. What does your address say about you?

80% Of Our Visitors Take Our Desired Content Path: Using Form URL (Form Page) Data to Inform Our Content Marketing

bizible

Tracking how many times that gets clicked is useful information, but to really understand our content path, we need to know more. We can’t get that information with CTA tracking. We know that content with a high opportunity conversion rate is resonating with our target audience.

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Read this article before you start a social media program

Biznology

To be successful it needs objectives, target audiences, a strategy to meet those objectives and a way of knowing whether or not your efforts are paying off. Are you a B2B business exec whose instincts are saying you should be doing something with social media, but you’re not sure what?

The Never-Ending Cycle: Content Informs Data Informs Content

Marketing Action

The most effective content is informed by strong data. Data should inform all facets of your marketing strategy and go a long way towards removing the guesswork from marketing altogether. Data also informs the best time to reach your customer.

Using Big Data To Target The Right Consumers With The Right Offers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Behavioral Targeting Big Data Customer Experience eCommerce Personalization. What’s more, it’s also difficult to translate that information into “personalizations” that are meaningful and compelling to your customers. The aggregation and use of big data are crucial to segmenting and targeting your individual customers with the appropriate experiences. It requires employing predictive behavioral targeting and optimization techniques to remove the complexity.

B2B Online Advertising: Improve Targeting by 10x (or more!)

Digital B2B Marketing

B2B advertising begins with the target audience. Until you know who you are targeting, you cannot identify the publications, sites or ad networks you should be working with. However, one of the first things advertisers do is generalize their target audience.

Better built than bought – how to build your email marketing list

Biznology

Your lead magnets need to provide real value to your target audience. Examples of lead magnets include informational articles, informational videos, how-to guides, worksheets, and any information that is clearly and obviously not sales material.

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5 Practical Content Marketing Tactics to Educate & Inform Your B2B Audience

KoMarketing Associates

In the spirit of educating ourselves on the significance of this festive holiday, let’s take a look at 5 practical content marketing tactics you can take to educate and inform your B2B audience ( we are still in the office until 5:00 pm, after all ): Attend In-Person Events.

Informing Content Strategy with Buyer Persona Development

Tony Zambito

  To inform a content strategy, it strikes me that there are five key areas to evaluate: Buyer understanding :  gaining an understanding of how buyers intend to consume, utilize, and act upon content are the bedrock of a content strategy.  Image by Krista76 via Flickr.

Why you are just a resource & how you’re failing to drive demand with your content & social media marketing efforts

Biznology

So, why aren’t business, sales, and marketing leaders focused on providing specific thought leadership content that’s relevant to extremely targeted, specific audience? Isn’t this information that most business, sales and marketing leaders should already know?

Combining Purchase Intent & Technographics for Better Targeting

HG Data

With both intent and technology install data, organizations can be more strategic in their marketing and sales outreach, enabling better targeting, prioritization, and message creation. The post Combining Purchase Intent & Technographics for Better Targeting appeared first on HG Data.

The Psychology of Behavioral Targeting Goes Deeper Than You’d Think

Content Standard

New research shows that the psychological effects of behavioral targeting might be a lot stronger—targeted ads may actually change how users feel about themselves, in addition to driving purchasing behavior. The idea of using targeting to impact consumer behavior is nothing new.

How to reach your customers at work or at home

Biznology

On the flip side, consumer marketers can use the capability to broaden the profile of their targets—where they work, their titles, schools attended, past employers, their LinkedIn URL, and maybe even their business email address—all kinds of data points that provide additional insight and access.

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Study: Mobile Users in China Are Open to Targeted Ads

KoMarketing Associates

For businesses, this reveals how critical proper ad targeting is on mobile. The top formats were information flow ads – ads that are seamlessly integrated into a social media newsfeed such as WeChat and Weibo – and offer walls (ads integrated into a gaming experience). A new study from iiMedia shows the attitude of China’s mobile users toward advertising is changing in a positive way.

7 key roles in digital marketing

Biznology

” Naturally, if it is the thing your target audiences consume, having an expert content strategist is crucial. Using keyword research, SEOs look for opportunities to connect with their target customers. I recently had the opportunity to speak at a Fairfield County, CT, AMA event.

Understand Your Target Market: 3 Steps to Creating Customer Personas

Vertical Response

Whether your customers are commuters, busy moms, fashion bloggers, or families needing dental care, your business appeals to a target market. Company information (size, type, industry, etc.). Demographic information (age, gender, household income, etc.).

Rethinking Referral Marketing: Understand Your Target Audience

Hinge Marketing

In order to encourage referrals — and ultimately to generate new business — it’s essential that you understand your target audience of buyers and influencers. Better yet, where does your target audience go for advice and insight?

Why account-based marketing is a game changer for Japan

Biznology

I am defining ABM as “strategic marketing that aims to maximize sales revenue from defined target accounts, by integrating customer information within the organization and aligning marketing and sales.”.

How to Use User-Generated Content to Inform Your Content Strategy

Content Standard

It’s also one of the reasons why marketers are so reluctant to pull effort away from established keywords in lieu of new target key terms. The post How to Use User-Generated Content to Inform Your Content Strategy appeared first on The Content Standard by Skyword.

Five levers of relevance for digital authors

Biznology

In the case of information, the work involved requires cognitive effort. Nobody was more frustrated by this situation than the executive sponsors I targeted with the post.

How to use customer data to develop marketing insights

Biznology

In fact, small businesses can and should collect valuable customer information, just like big businesses. When you analyze customer data well , usually with third-party help, you can create targeted communication initiatives and make strategic business decisions.

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6 types of content your readers hate

Biznology

Even if you have shocking information to impart, let the content speak for itself. If you can’t take the time to spell out words, how can your readers trust you to deliver quality information?

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4 Ways to Measure Engagement at your Target Accounts

Engagio

Here are four considerations when measuring engagement at your target accounts: 1. Track all the meaningful activities for each of the contacts at your target accounts. A great ABM metric is to count the number of meetings scheduled and held at target accounts.

Use These 8 Sources to Learn Everything About Your Target Accounts

Engagio

Your choice of Aloha shirt is up to you, but as an ABE practitioner, you need to use a wide variety of sources, like Magnum, to build up a complete picture of your target market, account, and persona. Your front-line sales development reps are excellent sources of insight for this information.

How to Find and Target High-Value Keywords for Your Business

Hubspot

I'm going to show you how to uncover new keywords to target and assess if you're already targeting high-value phrases. If you want to generate more organic traffic, it’s necessary to find the sweet spot between easy-to-target keywords and keywords relevant to your business.