Successful marketing efforts are built on a solid foundation that begins with accurate client targeting. Continue reading for advice that will help you better understand your clientele and maximise the effectiveness of your marketing approach.
Knowing who your consumer is and how to sell to them effectively is one of the most important aspects of successfully marketing your jewellery business.
You won’t be able to make a sale to everyone. Instead, you should determine who your ideal consumer is and centre your marketing efforts on reaching out to them specifically.
Before you can comprehend who you’re selling to, you need to be sure you have a solid grasp on the product or service you’re providing. An example of how to develop a brand for your jewellery may be found down below.
Is the mood of your jewellery lighthearted or solemn? Which is more up to date? Elegant or more sporty? You’ll want to know how you define your jewellery and in what direction it tends to tilt. Of course, it may be a combination of the two, but that’s not necessarily the case.
When you have a firm grasp of the objective of your company, it will be much easier to determine which demographics to target. You can also use this to create all of the images and messages for your brand using this information.
It is not in your best advantage to make the effort to market to each and every sort of potential customer.
It is quite possible that you will discover that you are squandering not just money, but also time and effort. Instead, you should direct the majority of your attention toward the demographic that is most likely to make a purchase from your company.
If at all feasible, you should begin with the choice that is the least difficult: current customers. Find out as much as you can about the people who are already buying from you. Some of this information may be simple to get, such as the percentage of male customers to female customers that you have at your jewellery store.
If you want to find out more about your clients, you might think considering conducting a customer survey after they have made a purchase from you.
Customers are typically happy to participate in customer satisfaction surveys if they are offered something in return, such as a discount or an entry into a drawing for a prize. There are a lot of businesses that ask fundamental questions to their clients, such as their age range, income range, profession sector, etc.
Therefore, customers are accustomed to being asked inquiries of this nature. However, you should steer clear of trying to find anything too particular, such as exact numbers or titles.
The importance of knowing your brand cannot be overstated at this point. If you are familiar with your brand, you will be better able to determine who you want to target as well as who your ideal consumer is.
This “person” will be a particular representation of your target demographic, and they will serve as the “ideal client.” You could even want to give a name to your ideal client so that you can connect with them as a potential client.
It is important to keep in mind that actual clients may not always fall neatly into the profile of your ideal consumer. To get your marketing efforts off the ground, this is only the beginning.
Outline the fundamental characteristics of the perfect client for your business. What is their age range? Keep in mind a certain age range, such as 25–35 years old. Which gender do they belong to?
What type of professional life do they lead? Perhaps they hold the position of a high-powered CEO, an experienced mid-level management, a novice at the entry level, or perhaps they are a mom who stays at home.
Do they have a reasonable quantity of extra money that they can spend? Or does jewellery continue to be a rare and cherished gift for them? It’s possible that your ideal consumer has some sort of post-secondary education, or maybe they’re more of a self-made person.
Is the person who best fits your ideal client profile a parent, a single person, or someone else entirely?
Now is the moment to investigate the daily routines and mental processes of your target audience. I’m curious about the way they live their lives.
Does your ideal client live in a bustling metropolis, or do they like the vast spaces of the great outdoors? Consider the kinds of beliefs and ideals that someone could hold.
The best illustration of this is eco-friendliness and sustainability, but there are many other examples as well, such as the importance of family, creativity, variety, and spirituality, amongst others.
What kinds of hobbies and passions does your perfect consumer enjoy? Are they happiest when they are engaged in activities that take place outside, are they fascinated with their plants or pets, or are they voracious readers?
Consider the geography of the people who make up your consumer base. Be careful not to put too much emphasis on a certain place, particularly with regard to internet transactions. But you should also consider their location and how it can influence their decision to become one of your customers.
Is your ideal consumer someone who lives a modest life in a small town or someone who lives an extravagant life in a major city? On the beaches of the west coast, do people tend to take things easy? Are you a Florida retiree? In the arid regions of the Southwestern United States? If you want to market your products abroad, you need also think about the country that they come from.
Let’s come up with the perfect kind of client for a fictitious jewellery company called Rebel Cat Designs, shall we? (created by Janelle in her branding and graphic design blog). The range of traits that make up the Rebel Cat Designs brand is as follows.
So, what exactly is the identity of the rebel cat brand? It is jewellery that has a high end style but also has a fun twist to it, so it is both elegant and enjoyable. Customers should feel welcome and gain a feeling of enjoyment from our branding, as the name of our company is derived from Janelle’s independent and clever cat.
According on this information, the following describes our ideal Rebel Cat customer:
- Late 20s – 30s
- Developing a name for oneself in her chosen field of work
- It is quite likely that she holds a college degree.
- She has some discretionary cash and enjoys spoiling herself, but it is not sufficient to warrant the purchase of the normal high-end jewellery.
- It’s likely that she does not have a partner.
- She juggles her time between her friends, her interests, and her professional life.
- She is a contemporary woman who places a high value on her autonomy, possesses a touch of defiance, isn’t necessarily scared to speak her opinion, and is self-assured enough to make her presence known even in a crowded room.
- She has a dog and/or a cat, and she is a pet parent who enjoys taking her furbabies on outings.
- It is quite likely that she resides in a city or a town of a moderate to big size that is undergoing rapid urbanisation.
- She is not going to be found on the glitzy side of town, but she is more likely to be located at the distinctive restaurants and shops of the neighbourhood.
- Our target market is going to be described as “young professional women who want jewellery that looks classy with a distinctive twist but who would baulk at spending $100 on a single item.”
Once you have a clear picture of your ideal client, it will be simple to identify your target demographic and the environments in which you will have the most success selling to them. In the context of our discussion of Rebel Cat, the transformation of our ideal client into a target audience is likely to take the form of the following:
- Women aged 27 – 40
- graduate degree holder
- Careers open to the public
- Between $40,000 and $60,000 in annual income
- Pets, trips that are kind to animals, and supporting local businesses are among their interests.
- Large cities and the smaller communities that surround them might be among the target places.
When trying to target your ideal clients on a platform, knowing the demographics of that platform is essential. You may get an overview of the audience on each platform and how they fit with your target audience by looking at this poll that was conducted by Pew Research in 2021.
According to the results of this study, Rebel Cat would likely benefit from having a presence on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Tik Tok. On the other hand, Instagram is likely where we should concentrate the most of our efforts.