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Audience Driven

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Audience Driven 10300

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Audience Testing
Intro to Strategic Communications
Howard K. Kalman
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Strategic communication
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Date Created: 03/02/16
Audience Driven By: Lisa Barnard STP: • Segmenting – process of breaking audience into subgroups • Targeting – selecting segment that will be the focus of strategic communications efforts • Positioning – communicating distinct messages in a way that will appeal specifically to the target group Why STP?: • Audiences respond to messages from within different contexts • You cannot reach everyone • Not everyone is going to be interested • Strategic communications ca n be EXPENSIVE o 30 second ad during Empire - $500,000 3 Major Types of Segmentation: • Demographic o Age o Gender o Martial Status o Geographic Location o Education Level o Income Level o Occupation o Ethnicity o Religion o Generation o Geographic Location (Segmentation) § Region – Continent, country, state, neighborhood § Population Density/Size of Metropolitan Area – Urban, suburban, rural § Climate – weather patterns • Psychographic o Personality o Activities o Attitudes o Values o Interests o Beliefs § The reasoning and emotion behind decision-making § “Inside meanings” § What motivates and persuades • Behavioral o Health Choices o Online Engagement o Media Consumption Psychographic – VALS: • VALS – Values and Lifestyles System • Based on resources ($) and personal motivations • Predicts how a person will express themselves and react to a message • Ideals: o “Principle orientation” o Thinkers/Fulfillers – highly practical people § Look for durability, functionality, value, comfort o Believers – strong principles § Prefer things that are similar/ est. § Favor American products § Highly Loyal • Achievement o Status o Achievers: § Career and image oriented • Favor prestige: like success and predictability § Strivers • Favor stylish products to emulate purchases of wealthy consumers • Impulse buyers • Self-Expression o “Action-oriented” o Want to impact the world o Experiencers § Impulsive, young, risk takers § Sociable o Makers § Action-oriented, self-sufficient • Innovators o All 3 motives § Abundant resources § Self-confidence • Survivors o Few resources o Focus on meeting needs rather than fulfilling desires o Not often a key target for mainstream, consumption -based campaigns Where to Start: • Start with goals and objectives • Use research to help define the audience and better understand them • Refine positioning Class Lectures: Purpose of Audience Analysis: • Target message to fits needs of audience • Increase likelihood of attention to message • Focus message design efforts • Avoid wasting time, effort, money “The starting point for all planning efforts” Audience Analysis: • General Description o Types of Audiences § Primary • Direct receivers of message • Key decision-makers § Secondary • Not direct recipients of the message • Affected by message in some way • Audience Characteristics o Demographics o Psychographics/Behavioral § Behavioral Segmentation • Based on actual customer behavior toward products • Variables: o Benefits sought o Usage rate o Brand loyalty o User status (potential, first -time, regular) o Occasions (holidays & events that stimulate purchases) o Personality o Cultural Artifacts § Characteristics of the Group § What norms do they share? • Shared values, attitudes, beliefs § What traditions, standards, and rules? Application of Psychographic Attributes: • Focus on benefits (not features) o Consider personal gain: what enhances sense of self-worth, accomplishment, achievement • Determines whether to use rational (logos) appeal or emotional (pathos) appeal • Provides insight concerning whether audience is neutral, positive/supportive, or hostile to message Learner Characteristics (for informing and educating): • Identification/Description of Primary Learners o Identification of secondary audiences • Prerequisites o Required knowledge, skill • Desired Preferences o Knowledge, skill • General demographic characteristics • Intellectual ability (IQ) • Existing knowledge and skills o What they already know • Previous experience • Maturity level • Motivation and attitude (readiness to learn) • Expectations & assumptions • Learning styles/preferences • Learning disabilities Who Am I to Them? • What is my relationship to the audience(s) o Authority factors o Power factors o Affinity group (loyalt y) o Is attention to message voluntary or mandated? Types of Marketing: • Mass Marketing o Audience is homogeneous o Allows for economy of scale o One size fits all not optimal • Target Marketing o Recognizes diversity o Doesn’t try to please everyone with same solution


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