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Personalization: Data-Driven and AI-Powered Content
For years, marketers have been discussing the need for content to be tailored to the audience's needs. But today, personalization is no longer a "nice to have" – it's a necessity in order to remain competitive. Some of the main benefits of customizing content to audience interests include increased customer engagement, higher conversion rates, improved client retention, and growing brand loyalty.
What changed? Why has personalization turned from a mere buzzword to an essential part of a content strategy?
There are a number of reasons why it is important (and possible!) now to personalize content.
The rise of data-driven approaches and adoption of CDPs.
Today, brands can use customer data to deliver highly personalized content to their target audiences in order to create a more intimate and efficient relationship. And with more client information available, they can make better, more informed decisions and create content that resonates with the actual consumer wants and needs instead of content based on pure assumptions. Customer data platforms (CDPs) have emerged as a key technology to help brands collect, manage, and activate information to drive better buyer experiences and business outcomes. CDPs provide a centralized repository for information that can be used to power a variety of customer-facing applications and services, personalize ads, target marketing messages, and much more.
As the world becomes more and more data-driven, companies are turning to new features to help them make the most of the information they collect. CDPs help businesses manage and use customer data to improve their marketing and sales efforts. This way, brands can get a single, 360-degree view of their clientele, which gives them a big advantage over traditional marketing and sales tools that only provide a glimpse into interests and behaviors. This allows companies to better understand the audience's needs and tailor strategies accordingly.
Massive amounts of content make it hard for brands to get noticed.
With clients' attention span being so limited, and decisions about engaging (or not) with content being made in a blink of an eye, the ads and any other form of communication need to be relevant. If a brand creates content that people don’t interact with, it will lead to wasted budget and lousy business results. There’s a massive amount of media being shared every single day, and it can be tough for both customers and companies to cut through the noise and be heard. That's why more and more brands try to make their marketing messages truly unique, interesting, and targeted to their audience's interests.
Brands finally have the technical ability to deliver content to different segments.
It's not enough to just talk about delivering content to different audience segments – before, businesses didn't have the technical ability to actually do it. But today, segmenting and delivering content to different audiences is possible with the right tools.
There are a few modern technologies that businesses can use. A very basic example is reaching out to specific segments via social media platforms. Today, in 2022, social media platforms have very advanced audience segmentation capabilities and can deliver very targeted messages to consumers. Another example is email marketing which allows brands to reach a wider (or a narrower) clientele. Newsletters can be very effective in getting a brand’s message across, and they can be customized to target specific segments based on specific actions or interests.
The rise of AI tools allows brands to create relevant content faster and cheaper.
As the world becomes more and more digital, the demand for relevant and engaging content is only going to continue to grow. And, as traditional methods of doing so become more expensive, the need for cost-effective and efficient solutions is only going to become more pressing. AI tools are quickly becoming the go-to solution for those wanting to produce relevant and engaging content at scale and at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. This is a great opportunity for marketers to save time and money while still delivering high-quality, relevant content.
At Intentful, we use data and AI to help brands create content matched to customer intent. We train our AI to study your industry, your brand voice, and any other knowledge specific to your business to create unique and original texts that deliver results.
By leveraging Artificial Intelligence, brands can create large volumes of relevant, targeted content quickly and efficiently. This means that they can reach more people with their message, and do so in a way that is highly personalized and unique to each individual.
In the very near future, AI-powered content marketing is likely to become even more commonplace, as brands increasingly turn to algorithms to help them produce relevant, engaging, and efficient texts and images. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, it's time to start exploring the possibilities of Artificial Intelligence.
How Personalization Revolutionizes Content Marketing
Personalization, the process of creating messages that are tailored to a specific group or an individual, has the potential to change the world of content marketing by making any form of communication more relevant and engaging for the target audience. This way, potential clients are more likely to be converted into paying customers.
Personalization can make a huge impact on content marketing, and it is something that all businesses should consider. By understanding and targeting an individual’s specific needs and interests, marketers can create messages that are far more relevant and engaging than the traditional ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. This is especially important in today’s noisy, crowded online world, where attention spans are shorter than ever, and people are bombarded with content from all sides.
By taking the time to understand this approach and how it can be used effectively, content marketers can give their campaigns a real boost and reap the rewards in terms of increased engagement and conversions. And, with the help of data, it’s easier than ever to create highly personalized creative that resonates with your audience.
If you're not already using personalization in your content strategy, now is the time to start exploring what's possible. It's an essential tool for creating more relatable content that will help you achieve your business goals.
Getting Started With Personalization
The very first step is to make a decision if content personalization is right for your business. If so, the next step is to see the tools you have or can get to track and understand clients' preferences and past behavior. This data will be used to create content matched to their intent and interests. Not only does such an approach result in a better user experience, but also helps brands save on advertising and content creation costs by avoiding spending budgets on unrelatable pieces.
If you want to tap into content personalization to create a better user experience and maximize conversions, the following tips will help you get started.
- Use data to segment your audience.
- Listen to your customers to understand what they want.
- Use social media to understand trends and conversations.
- Operate real-time data to deliver truly personalized messages.
- Use A/B testing to optimize your content.
If you're searching for a solution that uses AI to create tailored, high-quality content faster and at a lower cost than traditional methods, please get in touch.