Is Anyone Listening? How to Pinpoint a Target Audience
Newswire shares three tips to help companies identify their target audience.
NEW YORK, February 11, 2022 (Newswire.com) - For any marketing initiative to be effective, businesses need to understand who makes up their target audience.
What are their interests? Pain points? Preferred methods of communication?
The answers to these questions and more can help companies of all sizes and industries gain a better understanding of the people that matter most to their business.
As a leader in press release distribution, Newswire knows firsthand that identifying a target audience is an important component to creating and executing a successful media and marketing communications plan.
"When it comes to press release distribution, in particular, identifying a target audience leads to effective content creation and strategic media outreach," said Charlie Terenzio, CMO and SVP of Media and Marketing Communications at Newswire.
To continue to help small and midsize companies improve their digital presence, build brand awareness, and create a strong foundation for future success, Newswire is sharing three proven ways to identify a target audience.
- Understand the demographics - Demographic data provide a unique look at the specific groups of people who are engaging with your content. Groups are categorized by segments such as age, ethnicity, gender, education, income level, and more. The more accurately you can target and segment your customers, the better your messaging will be, and the higher the likelihood those customers will engage with your business.
- Conduct research - Every business has competition. While it can be stressful, it also creates an opportunity to explore their followers, who will have a similar customer profile to yours. That being said, take a look at the messaging on a competitor's website and social media and uncover which channels they're utilizing. Is it social media? Press release distribution? Email marketing? A blend of all these channels and more?
- Pay attention - Customer feedback is gold. Whether it's testimonials, online reviews, or referrals, customer feedback provides an unbiased, third-party perspective of your business. These insights can help companies identify weaknesses and double down on what they're excelling at. To take it a step further, brands should apply the feedback they've received and make necessary adjustments. Doing so shows the company is paying attention and values constructive comments.
"Knowing who you're talking to will help you decide what to talk about through your press release campaigns," added Terenzio. "If you're unsure of the people who make up your target audience, use these three tips to get closer to identifying them."
To learn more about how Newswire's integrated solutions are helping companies grow their audience, expand their reach, and implement an effective go-to-market strategy, visit Newswire.com today.
Newswire delivers press releases and multimedia distribution software and services (SaaS) that empower the Earned Media Advantage: greater brand awareness, increased traffic, greater return on media and marketing communications spend, and the competitive edge. With over a decade of experience, Newswire continues to provide its customers with the ability to deliver the right message to the right audience at the right time through the right medium.
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CMO and SVP of Media and Marketing Communications