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Content Marketing Strategy - Aligning Personas to Sales Funnels

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This process helps you deliver the right content to the right people at the right time. Learn how to identify the gaps in your sales funnel that can be filled with great content marketing.

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Content Marketing Strategy - Aligning Personas to Sales Funnels

  1. 1. Content Marketing Developing a Content Marketing Strategy Part 2: Aligning Personas to Your Sales Funnel
  2. 2. Creating a Sales Funnel If you don’t have a Sales Funnel mapped out already, you’ll need to make one to get started. Takeaway: How to create a sales funnel, align personas and use a content opportunity chart.
  3. 3. What Does a Sales Funnel Look Like? If you don’t have a Sales Funnel mapped out already, you’ll need to make one to get started. The B2B Sales Funnel is usually more structured than the B2C Sales Funnel, but in general, your funnel will most likely look something like this:
  4. 4. Sales Funnel Example: • You’ve developed a bacon doughnut recipe marketed towards large fast-food franchises. • Keep in mind that we’re marketing to two different personas – the head chef in charge of new product development and the CEO.
  5. 5. Aligning Personas to Your Sales Funnel Now that you have your Sales Funnel, it’s time to align your personas and content to it. Use the chart below as a guide:
  6. 6. Now What? First: Just fill in the boxes of your Content Opportunity Chart where you already have content. Second: Ask yourself, “Where do I need to create content to push personas to the next stage of the Sales Funnel?” • Identify gaps in content opportunity chart. • Research what could be used to fill those gaps. Is it a tool or an interactive graph? After that… Choose a Content Format.
  7. 7. Sales Funnel Summary The Content Opportunity Chart shows you where the company is lacking content made specifically for its different personas. It also shows you where the company is lacking content in the final stage of its Sales Funnel. Both observations give direction for your content marketing strategy.
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