In this project, you will complete a customer profile. In your customer profile, you will focus on a target audience and use data to determine the audienceâ€™s needs. You will also describe how you segmented your audience to help inform your stakeholders about who the customer is. Additionally, you will consider a messaging strategy to make sure that your message is delivered to the right people, at the right time, and in the right place.
In this project, you will master the following competency:
- Evaluate relevant data and information to determine how to segment and target an audience
Better You!, a small start-up widget company that develops health and fitness apps, has hired you as a communications specialist to help plan how to get the word out about the companyâ€™s new app. The owners, Zoey and Brooke, do not have much experience in communications and marketing, so the first thing they are looking for is your support with finding and evaluating data to determine who their audiences are. Since the widgets are online, there should be a wide audience, but they would like to target some specific areas as well.
Before you create your customer profile, review the BetterYou! Vision and Product Information in the â€œSupporting Materialsâ€ section.
- Audience Targeting: First, Zoey and Brooke would like you to explain how you used data to segment and target the right audience.
- Use data to choose the right target audience. Consider online audiences and specific geographic areas: Where should the company advertise its products now and in the future?
- Discuss how to use data to identify the target audienceâ€™s needs. Consider what data can tell companies about how people use products, and what types of data can be useful in identifying audience needs. What is often missing from data? What strategies can companies use to gather more targeted information?
- Audience Segmentation: Zoey and Brooke have also asked you to explain how audience segmentation works. This will help you inform your stakeholders about who the customer is.
- Stakeholders at Better You! are interested in learning how you chose the target audience. Explain how you use audience targeting data to segment an audience. Consider key factors such as distribution, lifestyle, and demographic information.
- Explain how you used data to communicate with your target audience. How did data such as audience behavior or demographics help you plan your communications?
- Messaging Strategy: Finally, Zoey and Brooke would like you to discuss how youâ€™ll create a message that meets the needs of the targeted audience. What methods will you use to make sure that the message is delivered to the right people at the right time and in the right place? Others at the company will also want to know that the money spent on advertising is being used correctly.
- Discuss the best platforms to deliver the message. Inform stakeholders about your strategy for dealing with future changes in audience preferences.
- Support your plan with details on how the target audience uses media. Remember to discuss the communication platforms that will engage general online audiences and audiences in a specific location.
- Explain how to use key metrics to measure the success of the brandâ€™s message. Think about how you might use key metrics to strengthen future communication and messaging strategies.
What to Submit
Every project has a deliverable or deliverables, which are the files that must be submitted before your project can be assessed. For this project, you must submit the following:
You have been asked to create a customer profile that should be 750â€“1,250 words in length (or 3 to 5 pages). The profile should evaluate data to segment and target appropriate audiences for the Better You! app.