USPS Resumes Mail Service to Cuba, and What It Means to You

Posted by Spencer Powell

Jun 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

USPS-Resumes-Mail-Service-to-Cuba-and-What-It-Means-to-You.jpgWith a statement from Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan announcing, "The U.S. Postal Service is pleased to participate in the historic direct transportation of mail service with Cuba," the USPS resumed providing mail service to Cuba on March 17. For the first time in more than 50 years, U.S. citizens are able to send direct mail to the island nation.

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Topics: marketing personas, Direct Mail Marketing, learning your market, evaluating opportunities

Real or Not Real? Who Are You Talking To?

Posted by Wes Powell

Jan 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Topics: marketing personas, Direct Marketing, defining your audience

Defining Your Ideal Customer—With a Persona

Posted by Wes Powell

Sep 9, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Defining-your-ideal-customer-with-a-personaWhy do some companies seem to “get” their customers? Their marketing is spot on and speaks to what their customers want to know. Prospects and customers actually read what they publish—and respond.  How do they do it? 

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Topics: marketing personas, Direct marketing ideas, identify and understand your audience, create audience-appropriate content

As Builders and Remodelers, we Need to Define Our Personas

Posted by Spencer Powell

Sep 18, 2012 7:07:00 AM

builder remodel personasDo you know anything about your typical customer base?  Basic facts about your building or remodeling customers, such as what their yearly income is and how many kids they have, can have a huge impact on your business.  These facts influence your purchasing decisions and marketing plans.  Instead of making decisions based on general facts about the building and remodeling world as a whole, you're able to make targeted decisions and plans based on your specific client base.

Getting in touch with these persona characteristics is as important as developing your products and marketing campaigns.  If you're having trouble figuring out your client characteristics, don't despair.  It's never too late to pick up a few new tips and put them to work for your business.  Here are six benefits that will help you understand this process better.

1.  Understand Customer Needs and Interests: It is much easier to shop for a family member or friend you know well than someone you've never met before.  The same is true with customer personas as they allow you to better understand the wants and needs of your customers and then cater content accordingly.  Identify topics that interest your clients and create content for them.

2.  Where Do Your Customers Spend Their Time?
Basic persona information gives you insight to where your customers spend their time online, including the social networks that they use and the venues that they use for gathering information.  Promote your content in places that your customers frequent.

3. Quality Leads: Get the Best Ones: Insight to your customers allows you to generate better quality leads.  Make personal connections with your potential building and remodeling customers whenever possible, which will lead to better lead nurturing and lead quality.

4.  Consistent Business Management: Well developed personas will creating a specific, consistent understanding of each target group of customers for your company.  This is very valuable information for your sales staff.

5.  Closed-Loop Analytics: the Key to Efficiency: Personas assist your marketing and sales staff with narrowing down which leads they should be spending the most time on attracting, creating a more efficient system for your staff.  Use closed-loop marketing analytics for this narrowing process.

6.  Product Development: Make It Better: Over time, personas will enable you to develop products and services tailored to your customers.  This will allow you to keep customers for an extended period of time as you grow and change your business with your customers.
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Blog Post Written by Spencer Powell

Spencer is the Inbound Marketing Director at TMR Direct. Spencer specializes in helping clients create and execute effective inbound marketing campaigns.

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Topics: marketing personas, Remodeler Marketing, Builder Marketing

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