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Become great at segmentation and persona research

Learn how to quickly and precisely gather customer and buyer insights that will transform the way you speak to your buyers.

By Osman Javed,

Head of Product Marketing @ Cresta Intelligence

Course length: 1h 56min

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After taking this course you’ll…

  • Clearly understand customer segmentation, how to evaluate the five types of segmentation, and effectively determine the right mix of segmentation approaches for your go-to-market strategy.
  • Learn an easy-to-follow and repeatable 5-step process for building segments that focus and align your business across the customer life-cycle.
  • Understand buyer personas, their benefits, and how to effectively apply “The 5 Rings of Buying Insights” when researching your buyers and buying committee.
  • Learn a framework for conducting and processing your persona research to develop effective Buyer Personas.
  • Apply your segmentation and buyer persona research to develop messaging that resonates with each target market and/or buyer.

This course is essential for you if…

  • You want to help product marketing earn a seat at the table when it comes to Go-to-Market and Product Strategy.
  • You want to help your organization cut through the noise and develop differentiated messaging and positioning that resonates with your target audience.
  • You’re looking for a structured and repeatable framework for bringing unique market-tested perspectives to your business.

This course is NOT for you if…

  • You are not looking to understand the voice of your target buyers. This course outlines methods for gathering first-hand research about your target buyers.
  • You have already conducted extensive customer and buyer persona research. While the frameworks in this class are helpful to all, they are best understood when put into practice.
  • You don’t believe it is product marketing’s responsibility to conduct market and buyer research.

Skills you will master

Building segmentsCustomer researchPersona buildingPersona researchUser segmentation

Osman Javed

Head of Product Marketing @ Cresta Intelligence

For the past decade, Osman Javed has been building and scaling product marketing strategies for high-growth enterprise startups. Osman started his career in technology consulting, and after a brief stint in product management, found a passion for product marketing and all things go-to-market.

Osman Javed is currently responsible for Product Marketing at Cresta and previously built Product Marketing functions at Tanium and Zuora.

Your course curriculum

Segmentation and persona research

1 Course Introduction & Overview

Intro to segmentation and buyer personas and their importance in shaping go-to-market strategies. Topics covered: Just why are segments and buyer personas core to good product marketing?Understand why segments and buyer personas are so important to the

2 Understanding Segmentation

This introduction to segmentation defines segmentation, highlights the different types of segmentation strategies, and shares tips and tricks for picking the right segmentation approach. Topics covered: Define segmentationUnderstand the 5 types of segm

3 Segmentation Deep Dives

In this section of the course, we’ll take a deeper look at each of the five types of segmentation, looking at their attributes and how to go about collecting the data necessary to conduct your segmentation. Topics covered: Develop an in-depth understan

4 How to Build Segments

In this lesson, we cover an easy to follow 5-step process for building segments for your business. Topics covered: Learn an easy-to-follow 5-step process for building surveys.How to design and field effective segmentation surveys.Common mistakes to avo

5 Buyer Personas

In this lesson, you will learn about buyer personas. What they are, why they’re important, and the role they play in your go-to-market strategy. Topics covered: Understand buyer personas, the buying committee, and the benefits each serve to your market

6 Building Personas

Learn a framework for researching and building effective buyer persona that actually move the needle for your business. Topics covered: Learn how to prepare for a buyer persona project from picking the right people to interview to picking the questions

7 Bringing it All Together

Use segments and buyer personas to drive go-to-market strategy. From messaging and positioning, to content creation and sales enablement. Topics covered: Learn how to develop differentiated messaging that resonates with your audience’s most felt pain-p

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Learn Segmentation and Persona Research: FAQ

Who is this course for?

This course is essential for you if…

  • You want to help product marketing earn a seat at the table when it comes to Go-to-Market and Product Strategy.
  • You want to help your organization cut through the noise and develop differentiated messaging and positioning that resonates with your target audience.
  • You’re looking for a structured and repeatable framework for bringing unique market-tested perspectives to your business.

Some careers that will especially benefit from this course are UX manager, product manager, brand manager, digital marketing manager, and ecommerce manager. 

What will you learn?

After taking this course, you will:

  • Clearly understand customer segmentation, how to evaluate the five types of segmentation, and effectively determine the right mix of segmentation approaches for your go-to-market strategy.
  • Learn an easy-to-follow and repeatable 5-step process for building segments that focus and align your business across the customer life-cycle.
  • Understand buyer personas, their benefits, and how to effectively apply “The 5 Rings of Buying Insights” when researching your buyers and buying committee.
  • Learn a framework for conducting and processing your persona research to develop effective Buyer Personas.
  • Apply your segmentation and buyer persona research to develop messaging that resonates with each target market and/or buyer.

What does the course include?

Our Segmentation training includes 8 lessons, 8 downloadable resources, 1h 56min of video material, several assignments, and a final exam.

Are subtitles available for the lessons?

Lessons have English subtitles and transcriptions available.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

After taking this course, you will receive the Segmentation Certification from CXL, with credentials that you can add to your LinkedIn profile.

What is the refund policy?

All plans come with a 7-day refund period .

How long will it take for me to finish it?

This is entirely up to you – it’s how many study hours per week you can put in. This course is 1h 56min long.