When they first started their parenting podcast, “Raising Tomorrow,” Emily and Rachel were excited to share their experiences and insights as young parents with other parents in their age group.
However, despite their passion for the subject matter and the high quality of their content, their show remained small and unknown.
Despite their best efforts, they struggled to find an audience and grow their show.
Identifying the Target Audience: Parents in their 20s and 30s
Determined to turn things around, Emily and Rachel decided to focus on conducting listener research in order to create better, more relevant content for their target audience and grow their show as a result.
They began by identifying their target audience – parents in their 20s and 30s – and gathering data about them using a variety of tools and methods.
Gathering Data for Listener Research
One key way they gathered data was through their website, which had a form for listeners to sign up for their email list and provide feedback.
They also used social media to engage with their audience and ask for feedback on their show.
In addition, they used analytics tools like Apple Podcasts and Google Analytics to see how many listeners they had, where they were located, and which episodes were the most popular.
Analyzing Listener Data to Create Relevant Content
By analyzing this data, Emily and Rachel were able to get a better understanding of who their listeners were and what they wanted.
They discovered that a significant portion of their audience was interested in parenting advice and resources related to modern parenting challenges, such as balancing work and family or navigating technology with kids.
They also found that their listeners preferred shorter episodes with actionable tips and strategies.
Finding Success and Making an Impact with Listener Research
With this information in hand, Emily and Rachel were able to make changes to their show that better aligned with the needs and preferences of their target audience.
They focused on creating shorter, more actionable episodes about modern parenting challenges and actively engaged with their audience on social media, asking for feedback and ideas for future episodes.
These efforts paid off, and over time, “Raising Tomorrow” grew from a small, unknown podcast to a respected and popular show with a dedicated audience.
Emily and Rachel’s dedication to conducting listener research and creating relevant and helpful content for their target audience helped them overcome the challenges of a crowded market and find success.
They had succeeded in becoming the go-to resource for young parents looking for guidance and inspiration, and they were proud of the impact their show was making.