With the customer in power, marketing doesn’t work without a target. You need to align your content to the buyer’s journey. You need personas for each type of customer. You can hit the bullseye with a content map.
A content map is a cross-section of your personas and the buyer’s journey – the best way to target your audience and see your content gaps and opportunities.
But creating a content map it’s not as easy as it sounds. Which is why we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to help you through the process.
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What are Personas?
So what are they? They’re generalizations based on your customers’ buying behavior. These traits can range anywhere from industry, company size, revenue – or alternately, gender, income, education, pain points, etc.
It’s always good to create multiple personas so you have a well-rounded view of your audience. But, don’t stress — these can always be adjusted along the way.
What is the Buyer’s Journey?
Not everyone uses the 1-click button on Amazon. The Buyer’s Journey takes you through a buyer’s progression from product consideration to research to purchase.
Why is this important? You can create content that speaks to every stage and step of a buyer – which means making more connections and getting more potential purchases.
Bring out your nurturing side — create your own buyer’s journey specific to your brand.
How to Create a Buyer Persona
Get the breakdown of building your own personas, aligning to the buyer’s journey, and creating content that works. This is your first step away from one-size-fits-all marketing. Take it.
Align To The Buyer’s Journey
So you’ve created your key buyer personas. Now, you can fill out our worksheet! We created an interactive customer persona and buyer’s journey worksheet to help you create pieces of content that speak to each stage/persona.
Enter your own personas and buyer journey stages, then fill out the appropriate type of content for each box.
Creating the Content Map
Measure Your Content Map
This in-depth webinar with persona expert, John Fernandez, will show you how to measure your content marketing, detect content gaps, and earn more customers with content mapped to the buying process. And he’ll show you how to start measuring the ROI of your content marketing… did you know that was possible?