Term: Targeting

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Businesses must identify the audience they’re trying to engage with before developing a marketing strategy. When a creative team sets its sights too high and tries to appeal to the masses, the company’s campaign won’t leave a resonating impact with the right people. Brands must narrow their focus and target certain demographics differently. This makes targeting all the more important, and brands must understand how to perfect the art before their next campaigns.
 
Targeting is the selection of a prospective audience based on who has shown interest in the company’s products or services. The practice requires marketers to evaluate the overall market and look at populations of people who might have a need or desire for their promotions. More, a company may realize that one of its products appeals to several audience segments, and the organization can use that insight to develop unique campaigns. Targeting is not only a way to identify key markets, but a way to discovery the appropriate channels to use when advertising to prospective buyers.
 
Targeting makes marketing personable, which helps brands break into new markets.
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