Case studies involve in-depth research about certain business strategies that can help improve a company’s practices, brand and bottom line. They may also provide business-to-business (B2B) leads with compelling reasons for why one should use the services of a company due to performance-based results.
Case studies are valuable to any business and a main pillar of content creation. However, in order to utilize the power of case studies, a business must understand what it takes to create compelling ones.
Firstly, an effective case study should resonate with the intended audience. Every business is different in terms of their goals and needs, and in order to work with a company, one should understand what a potential lead would work best. Within a case study, this can be in the form of statistics and industry-specific research. This type of information would not only allow a B2B lead to have useful data with which to work, but also more context about their target market.
While statistics may be gathered through official websites and specialists, industry-specific information can be gained with the help of an expert. These key players within an industry can include influencers, marketing specialists, journalists and even experienced business owners. Reaching out to these individuals would be a step in the right direction.
An excellent case study should also establish what previous clients think about a company’s products and services. This can be done through testimonials where current and previous clients share their thoughts on a business and how it helped them achieve their goals.
Figuring out who to contact involves in-depth knowledge about how a business helped transform another one. Gathering the feedback should equally be as important because making it easier for the respondents can help a business gather more information and receive more genuine words that can encourage B2B leads.
The power of these living assets is vital to not only case studies, but also other forms of content. This includes posts that highlight a satisfied client and their thoughts about the business, as well as quotations that can be used on social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Ensure that permission is granted by these clients for these types of content posts as well.
Case studies also allow certain scenarios to be highlighted, allowing potential leads to relate to previous and current clients. The power of storytelling and statistics can create compelling reasons for why a lead should work with a company.
Being able to provide a solution to specific cases can also showcase a business’ customized approach when dealing with various clients. Since every client is different, flexibility can be seen as an advantage when a client is looking for a business to partner up with in terms of improved products and services.
Of course, case studies are where a business’ brand authority can also shine via the ability to present a scenario, outline the challenges and showcase the solution. By providing useful insight, a business can become a thought leader within an industry, attracting more B2B leads and earning a positive reputation.
A business can share insights with others within the case study itself, as well as promote the study through social media platforms. LinkedIn, for example, can be leveraged in such a way that a post about recent findings within a case study opens up the conversation with potential B2B leads.
Well-written case studies are an important asset to any business. Such content requires the use of statistics, industry-specific information, relatable scenarios, as well as the ability to communicate solutions in a compelling manner.
The Find Your Audience team is experienced in creating case studies that are driven by performance-based results. The team not only consists of members from a variety of industries, but individuals who conduct thorough market research and work closely with business partners to make sure that everyone is on the same page.
To receive a case study, give the Find Your Audience team a call at 647-953-5042. Interested clients may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.