To put a message that brings feedback, it is important to define whom you are going to say what you are planning to say. How you can get in touch with the customer via advertisement if you just have no information concerning the style of communication? Well, I am talking about your target-audience. It is absolutely obvious: Each advertiser should know his (her) potential clients before advertising campaign is launched! It is nonsense that ad can be effective without being targeted. Statistic says that many entrepreneurs have flaws in target audience concrete determining while advertising. Yeah, that is the problem and needs to be solved.
Here are the three top-notch steps of potential clients defining.
Inquiring lies in inventing of the questionnaire and sending it to those people who (in your point of view) can get interested in your good (service). It is important to be fair. Tell people, you need feedback and explain the purpose of information use. Let them know you need them. This is how you start conversation with your potential consumers. Note that it is extremely important to remind them that everything is completely confidential. Otherwise, they will throw your questionnaire in the trash-basket and start discrediting you.
Guerilla-imitating is effective as well. All you need to do is to visit online discussion forums, conversation boards and blogs which are widely used by your (you think so) potential customers. Actually, there is no need to register (the majority of forums and boards over the Internet require registration and authorization) and say something. Lurking (like a guerilla warrior) and being an independent spectator, you will understand soon that you've come to the right place to find out what people in the think and dream of.
Taking part in various local groups and associations allows you to penetrate different lifestyles and views. Actually, these formations offer certain people certain environment to express and share opinions, discuss current events, and to solve problems. I other words, joining groups (or unions), you join your target audience and observe this sphere from within.
Still not enough? Go ahead; invent new ways to learn more about your potential clients. Use your creativity to keep in touch with your target audience representatives. Define your customers.