Wednesday Jun 07, 2023

How to do Personas right - Jim Kraus, President of the Buyer Persona Institute

Welcome to another exciting episode of the Marketing Technology Podcast! In today's episode, your hosts Elias Crum and Mark van Horik have the privilege of interviewing Jim Kraus, President of the Buyer Persona Institute.

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Jim is a renowned expert in the field of buyer personas and has dedicated his career to helping organizations leverage personas effectively in their marketing strategies.

In this thought-provoking conversation, Jim sheds light on the often misunderstood concept of buyer personas and emphasizes the importance of putting the buying decision at the center of persona development. With years of experience under his belt, Jim challenges the prevailing notion of focusing solely on the individual, highlighting the significance of understanding the entire decision-making process.

Jim provides valuable insights into how organizations can employ personas the right way, shifting the focus from personal characteristics to the factors that influence the buying decision. By recognizing that purchasing decisions are seldom made in isolation, Jim advocates for a more holistic approach to persona development—one that takes into account the various stakeholders, their roles, and their unique motivations.

Throughout the episode, Jim shares practical tips and strategies for creating effective buyer personas. He emphasizes the importance of conducting in-depth research to uncover the underlying motivations and goals of buyers. Furthermore, he stresses the significance of aligning personas with the customer journey, ensuring that marketing efforts are tailored to address each stage of the decision-making process.

Whether you're new to buyer personas or a seasoned marketing professional, this episode will provide you with valuable insights on how to leverage personas effectively. Join Elias, Mark, and Jim as they delve deep into the world of buyer personas, challenging traditional approaches and offering fresh perspectives on understanding and influencing buying decisions.

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