Brand Personas and Target Audiences and Visual Audit Winnies Pet Sitters Framework
1. All projects and assignments in this course will be done for fictional small businesses or organizations of your choice. I am also open to other ideas such as fictional major events, products, apps, etc. If you have your own small business, you can use that too! It helps to choose based on your own personal/professional interests. You may combine this work with another class as long as you have permission, and will not use one assignment to meet the requirements of both courses. Remember that the fictional entities you choose will need to hold your interest for the entire semester. Talk with me if you have questions.
Tips for choosing fictional businesses/organizations:
Choose small businesses/orgs that have a small, clear focus. (i.e. not Amazon or Toyota).
Think about imagery access. It’s best to pick a brand that will enable you to use your own smart phone photos and videos. If you can’t use your own photos, what photos/videos are available on creative commons sources?
Deliverables for this assignment:
Choose two fictional small businesses and/or organizations and write a short description of each.
Include the proposed business name.
Create a primary target audience for each entity (example framework below).
Create brand personas for each entity (example framework below).
Have a short elevator pitch ready for each (for speed dating exercise next week).
2. Visual content show have a thoughtful “look and feel” that will help inform your brand persona/target audience. Please create a “Visual Audit” for each of your fictional brands/organizations. Organize the audits by color, imagery and typography. You can copy and paste imagery from comparable brands/organizations for this assignment. You can use screenshots from social media, websites, blogs, and/or photos from magazines, outdoor advertising, etc.
Age, sex, income level,
career path, family life,
Direct mail, social media,
blog, podcast, print
Primary and secondary
goals, related to your
Primary and secondary
challenges related to your
Pick 5 adjectives that reinforce your brand persona.
Why the persona would not
want your product/service
Blogs they read
Media they consume
ADVOCATE BUT NOT EVANGELIST
INTELLIGENT BUT NOT CONDESCENDING
PLAYFUL BUT NOT DISTRACTING
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TECHNICAL BUT NOT UNAPPROACHABLE
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Bright, energetic, loud, happy. Not a limited palete. Lots of contrast.
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