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Buyer Personas help you to Target the Right Customer Segments


Astute website owners are using buyer personas for some time now to help them understand their target customer segments better. Indeed, buyer personas are the cornerstone of the inbound marketing methodology, says Stormie Andrews in Forbes.

Shuchi Sankhyayan in GoodmenProject  concurs: “Marketing can’t be based on guesswork. You need to define your buyer personas to better understand who your ideal customers are, what they value, what their pain points are and what it takes to motivate them.”

This blog post will touch on the following points:

  • What are buyer personas?
  • How do buyer personas work?
  • How do you develop buyer personas?
  • Big data to construct buyer personas.

By channeling the buyer’s voice — clearly, accurately and persuasively — the buyer persona gives marketing the confidence to say, “This is what really matters to our buyers. So here’s the plan.”

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Finding Customers in the Vastness of the Internet


No business can exists without customers. However, finding customers in the vastness of the internet can be a challenge for most Bricks and Clicks retailers. Therefore you need to know who your audience is, where they hang out online and what they respond best to, you can begin to market…

But how vast is the internet?

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Content Marketing Tips for Retailers


The quality and relevance of the content of a retailers’ web pages can mean the difference between a sale and a bounce. One of the main reasons that people use the internet is to get information about something.

Content, which is the information part of a website, is one of the ‘trade-offs’ that is used by retailers to attract customers to their sites. If it’s good, the customers may make a purchases and visit the site again.

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Retail Customers use of Social Media Sites


Social media sites have created one of the most exciting and efficient opportunities for retailers to reach their customers. It also offer great opportunities for the owners of social media networking sites to get ‘pay per click’ income  when retailers post ads on the sites and visitors click on the ‘buy’ buttons to buy stuff.

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Bricks and Clicks Retailers – the Best of Both Worlds


The way forward for retail is Bricks and Clicks (doing business in a shop and online). In an article earlier this year Justin Taylor head of EMEA retail trying to console Bricks and Mortar (physical stores) retailers said: “despite the impact of e-commerce, physical stores remain a cornerstone of consumer engagement”.

The question that remains to be answered is:  Why is online retail growing worldwide and, at the same time, Bricks and Mortar retailers that are not engaging their customers online are closing down?

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Retailers Biggest Challenge – Integrating Online with Offline


Retailers who are for years in business are using technology that is developed for running a physical shop (Bricks and Mortar) better and making shopping for their customers easier.  A study by Forrester Consulting found that although 90% of the UK retailers are now doing business online. Sadly, most of them find it difficult to join their online and offline technology. Moreover, only 26% of the retailers interviewed mentioned that their sales are influenced by the online channel.

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How to use LinkedIn as a Marketing Tool


LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service that is mainly used for professional networking.  It has around 400 million acquired users in more than 200 countries and territories.

The basic functionality of LinkedIn allows users (workers and employers) to create profiles and “connections” to each other in an online social network. Lasting professional relationships can so be created. Users can invite anyone (whether a site user or not) to become a connection.

According to iMedia Connection, LinkedIn Groups can be used as a marketing tool for connecting and communicating throughout the marketing industry. iMedia Connection suggests a number of ways that marketers can use LinkedIn Groups to their advantage.

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How to Improve Your Email Marketing Campaign


Email marketing provides twice the return on investment (ROI) relative to other forms of online marketing 1. Indeed, E-mail offers many practical benefits over traditional direct mail.

Its lower cost means it is possible to send more, better targeted, messages to each recipient as E-mail can be used to send reminders about a sales promotion, (Chaffey, D., 2006. Total e-mail marketing, Routledge).

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