Audience Analysis

Most companies make the mistake of trying to sell to far too many people, and consequently they communicate a bland and generic message that fails to cut through the noise. This is why understanding your audience is key.

The Benefits of Audience Analysis

Audience analysis is a crucial process that involves understanding and gaining insights into your target audience. It is the foundation upon which your marketing strategies and campaigns are built. By thoroughly understanding your target audience, you can tailor your messaging, content, and promotions to effectively reach and engage potential customers.

Improved Targeting

Audience analysis helps identify specific demographics, psychographics, and behavioural patterns of your target audience. This information allows you to craft highly targeted and personalised marketing messages, increasing the chances of resonating with potential customers and driving conversions.

Enhanced Content Relevance

Understanding the interests and preferences of your audience enables you to create content that aligns with their needs and desires. By delivering relevant and valuable content, brands can build trust, establish authority, and foster long-term relationships with their audience.

Optimised Spending

Audience analysis allows you to allocate marketing budgets more efficiently. By focusing on the segments that are most likely to convert, you can avoid wasting resources on less responsive groups, leading to a higher ROI on marketing campaigns.

Tailored Customer Experience

Knowing the various touchpoints of the customer journey enables you to create a seamless and personalised experience for your audience. Whether it's through targeted ads, relevant content, or personalised emails, a tailored customer experience fosters engagement and brand loyalty.

Informed Product Development

Audience analysis can offer insights into pain points, unmet needs, and potential product improvements. This data-driven approach to product development ensures that businesses create offerings that resonate with their target audience, increasing the likelihood of success in the market.

Key Considerations for Audience Analysis

Of course there are some businesses that truly do have the potential to sell to everyone, but the vast majority need to laser in on their perfect customer. We need to give them a name, job, personality type and daily routine. The clearer we can paint this picture of your ideal target, the more likely it is that we’ll be able to speak to them effectively. To do this effectively for your business, we’ll need to consider the following:

Unifying Audience Segments

For those businesses that have a range of different target segments, we then need to identify the common themes that tie these seemingly disparate groups together. McDonalds, for example, sells to teenagers, families and business people – three groups that on the surface have almost nothing in common. However, the reality is that impatient teenagers, frantic parents and busy business people, all value convenience. That’s their common ground.

Gathering audience opinions

Once we have mapped out these audience segments we then need to get a feel for what they think about you and your competitors. For this analysis we need a combination of qualitative and quantitative survey questions that are addressed to the following groups:

– Your existing customers.

– Your lapsed customers.

– People who fall within your target audience but have never been a customer.

Brand Perception

We need to get a sense of what they like about you and what they don’t like? Why do some of them prefer your competitors? Above all, what are the differences between how you wish your brand to be perceived (your brand identity) and how your audience actually perceives it today (your brand image). The bigger this gulf, the harder we will have to work together to bridge the gap.


Frequently Asked Questions about Audience Analysis

Audience analysis is an ongoing process. Customer preferences, behaviours, and market trends can change over time. Regularly updating and refining your audience analysis ensures your marketing efforts remain relevant and effective.

Yes, audience analysis can uncover hidden opportunities by revealing new customer segments or identifying unmet needs in the market. This information allows you to expand your reach and adapt your offerings to address these opportunities.

Audience analysis provides valuable insights into what customers want and need. By aligning product development with these insights, you can create products that better meet customer demands, increasing their appeal and market success.

Audience analysis benefits businesses of all sizes. In fact, it can be particularly valuable for small businesses with limited resources, as it helps them target their efforts more effectively, resulting in a higher return on their marketing investments.

Absolutely. Audience analysis can reveal common customer pain points and preferences. By using this information, you can enhance your customer service offerings, leading to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty.

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The fundamentals of great Marketing

No matter what sector you’re in, we believe that the fundamentals of great marketing never change


From your website user experience to the user imagery within your social media, brand is every moment of every interaction with your business. Defining who you are.


Get your content right, and the channels will all but take care of themselves. It is not enough for content to be superficially on-brand, but rather it must drive the brand’s vision, no matter how ambitious.


It’s no coincidence that the best B2B marketers are endlessly curious individuals who understand the value of research. I’s where every great strategy begins.


There is no better way of capturing incredible B2B or professional service content whilst simultaneously raising awareness and growing credibility, than by engaging with the top 1% of your target market; the influencers.


From SEO to email marketing and webinars to social media, your content needs to be distributed across all the relevant channels as you develop brand into a serious digital asset. Meanwhile, a paid lead generation strategy that limits cost per acquisition (CPA) may also be required, depending on short term targets.


In order to avoid “analysis paralysis”, a small number of headline metrics at both brand and commercial levels should be agreed upon, along with the frequency of updates. We typically find that weekly mini-reports ensure constant momentum without disrupting day to day activity.

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