Audience Analysis - Bernard Shakey
Bernard Shakey is a single student from Glasgow, Scotland. He is 21 and is currently completing his third year at University of Paisley, studying Internet Technologies. As an enthusiastic music lover and firm proponent of mind-bending chemicals, he can normally be found shuffling his feet to the latest Soma release at one of Glasgow’s squeaky-clean establishments. Bernard also enjoys attending large-scale musical events and flies out to Ibiza each year to spend the summer working, dancing and soaking up the sun. Bernard works part-time five nights a week at a call centre in Glasgow. His earnings from this job plus his student loan mean he can go out and socialise two or three times a week and still have enough money to survive. The rest of Bernard’s time is spent studying for classes, either at home or on campus. Due to the nature of his university degree, Bernard must keep up to date with the latest technological advancements in both networking and the Internet.
Three Likely Visits
- Most Often Accessed Site:http://www.hotmail.com/
- Justification:Bernard needs to keep in frequent contact with his colleagues at university and with his friends abroad. He could use his Hotmail e-mail account daily to organise accommodation for his visits to Ibiza and to discuss group projects and assignments with his classmates.
- Second Most Often Accessed Site:http://www.ibiza-spotlight.com/
- Justification:While preparing for his trips to Ibiza, Bernard could use Ibiza Spotlight to view information about local hotels, restaurants, bars, boutiques and businesses. Instead of simply listing these businesses in a Yellow Pages style manner, Ibiza Spotlight tend to be more selective and pride themselves on listings where “quality, service, hygiene, value for money and the 'personal touch'” are paramount.
- Third Most Often Accessed Site:http://www.flyglobespan.com/
- Justification:FlyGlobeSpan is a low-fares airline committed to Scotland, with flights from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. With Bernard living in Glasgow he can book cheap flights to Ibiza for the summer.