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Combining UX Marketing with Traditional Marketing for Optimal Results

By VDS Digital Agency

In Marketing, it is crucial to follow what happens in your market. The whole picture is evolving extremely fast, so fast in recent years that it is difficult for companies to adapt. One approach that has gained significant traction since I started to talk about it, is UX Marketing. But what exactly is a UX Marketing Workflow, and how can it be integrated with traditional marketing for the best results? 

If you read the previous articles of my newsletter and blog, you already have some knowledge about what we do, but here, I’ll explain even more the concept of a UX Marketing Workflow and outline steps to create one that aligns with your goals and objectives.

Stay with us! This article is offered by VDS and UXMI.

What is a UX Marketing Workflow?

A UX Marketing Workflow is a strategic process that focuses on enhancing the User Experience (UX) throughout every stage of a marketing campaign, from initial brand awareness to acquiring paying customers.

It involves understanding your target audience’s needs, preferences, and behaviors, and then, tailoring your marketing efforts to provide an enjoyable experience to potential leads and gain more organic results.

How to Create a UX Marketing Workflow

Step 1: Define Your Goals 

Before starting the creation of a UX Marketing Workflow, it’s essential to identify your goals and objectives. What do you aim to achieve with your marketing efforts? Are you looking to increase brand awareness, drive sales, or enhance customer satisfaction? 

Clearly defining your goals will serve as the foundation for your workflow. The first goal I generally hear is to get “downloads” or “clicks” but I am interested in what is behind this. 

What is your real goal? More often than not, it is more related to your business and how you plan to make more money.

Step 2: Know Your Audience 

Understanding your target audience is at the heart of any successful marketing strategy, UX Marketing included. Take the time to gather information about your potential leads and clients. Create detailed personas that represent different segments of your audience. These personas will help you tailor your marketing messages and strategies to resonate with specific customer groups. 

If you don’t like the word “persona”, let’s just say that having a defined target is crucial, especially when the goal is to improve user experience. Knowing what are the special needs of your audience can only help you do better.

Step 3: Define the Channels 

Identify the marketing channels that are most effective for reaching your target audience. Whether it’s social media, email marketing, content marketing, or a combination of channels, having a clear channel strategy ensures that your message reaches the right people at the right time. By defining channels, you create a focused workflow limiting useless marketing expenses for channels that don’t work for you. If nobody expects to find your business on Facebook, then having a Facebook page is irrelevant and a waste of time and money.

Whether it’s social media, email marketing, content marketing, or a combination of channels, having a clear channel strategy ensures that your message reaches the right people at the right time.

Step 4: Create a Message Strategy 

The next step is to craft compelling and relevant messages that align with your audience’s personas and channel selection. Your message strategy should focus on delivering value and addressing the pain points of your target audience. 

AI, as previously mentioned in our newsletter, is a great tool to help you generate content. Use it with care and with your customer in mind. Nobody wants to read an AI text without value, and keeping users engaged is one of the most important tasks a marketer has to focus on.

Step 5: Set Up and Test the Workflow 

Implement the UX Marketing Workflow you’ve designed, incorporating the defined goals, audience personas, chosen channels, and message strategy. This workflow can be created with various tools, and we will discuss in a later article how you can visually fully construct one (contact us today if you can’t wait!).

The final step is to test the efficacity of your workflow by getting feedback and data. It can take time to see results from some channels, but if you never do —Pinterest Marketing??! Then, learn to let go. 

Why is a UX Marketing Workflow Crucial to Your Strategy

Even in a traditional marketing model, the integration of UX principles into your workflow can lead to significant improvements. Here’s why it’s crucial:

  • Enhanced User Experience: By focusing on UX in the marketing phase, you ensure that every interaction with your brand is user-centric and engaging. This leads to higher customer satisfaction and loyalty whether they become paid users or not.
  • Personalized Marketing: A UX Marketing Workflow allows you to deliver personalized messages and experiences to individual customers, increasing engagement and conversions.
  • Data-Driven Decision Making: Incorporating UX principles means relying on data and insights to inform your marketing strategies. This data-driven approach enables continuous improvement and optimization of your efforts.
  • Measurable Results: With UX at the core, you can measure the effectiveness of your campaigns through key performance indicators (KPIs) such as conversion rates and customer satisfaction scores.

Conclusion and Next Steps

Combining UX Marketing with traditional marketing is the perfect recipe for a brand’s success.

It allows you to create a marketing workflow that not only reaches a broad audience but also provides a user-centered and personalized experience to stay ahead of the competition.

How Can We Assist You? To learn more about how our UX Marketing services can benefit your business, please reach out to us. We’re here to support your marketing goals and help you achieve remarkable results.

Ginny Delaitre
Ginny Delaitre
Founder and President @ VDS. Ginny is an experienced leader in UX Marketing, specializing in enhancing digital landscapes across web and mobile platforms. They excel in quickly developing solutions through user-centric designs and guiding multi-disciplinary teams. As the Founder and CEO of VDS & UXMI, Ginny is at the forefront of driving digital excellence. Connect with them at ginny@vdsdigitalagency.com.

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