Too often, companies are focusing on selling what and how the product or service is about and function. They are not defining the outcome of what the person is going to become after using a particular product or service, hence, there is no brand story for a customer to align to.
It is critical for a company to focus on their audience that will aligns with a brand because when you put customers/clients first, it can help a company tremendously.
Getting into your customer’s head aka the hero to be made!
Think of your company as being the guide for someone who is trying to become the hero of their own story. Begin by painting a picture of what your hero looks like.
How old are they? Are they married? What are they struggling with currently in general? Where do they live? How old are they?
Crafting a powerful user story gives you a clear idea and intent of who your ideal customer (or hero) is. It allows you to see how you get to better the experience of your customers the way they use your products and/or service.
It’s essential to create a successful user experience for your audience!
According to the Nielson Norman Group, the definition of a user experience is “meet(ing) the exact needs of the customer, without fuss or bother (which) encompasses all aspects of the end-user’s interaction with the company, its services, and its products.”
It is building user satisfaction with your audience.
Creating a successful brand for your company means to understand human interaction within your products and/or services. Without an understanding of who your customers are and listening to their needs, there will be no culture or brand, and without a culture or brand, you are in a blur.
Think about it. When was the last time you bought a product or service that successfully met your needs? Once you started to use it, did you feel empowered you had to tell your inner circle about what happened?
The word of mouth ripple effect is the most powerful form of marketing.
Because of the success story and the results of a person, it was made an incentive for him/her to share. You begin to create a culture and a fan base from a service or product. It’s also about communicating and listening to your customers’ feedback to see how you can improve.
Keep on creating heroes through the brand stories you’ve created
Having a logo or website may encompass all of what your company is visually, but it’s the human interaction and connection you get to build for your audience through their own story.
One of the obvious reason why people would ought to come back to a particular brand is because of a positive experience they had which resonated with them. From that experience, they begin to tell the people they know around them within their network.
As their guide, listen and understand their needs from the very beginning in order for them to go out on their own adventure. It’ll save you time and money along the way when you put your customers first before anything else.