You may ask yourself: “Is there any reason why I should add an opt-in link my emails when I’m already using a opt-in database?” This may seem like a rhetorical question, but in fact it’s not. If you want to seize every opportunity to continue building your customer database, there are two very good reasons why you should...
As we all know, no two customers are alike. What appeals to one person may not interest another. That’s exactly why it’s wise to tailor your message to your customer’s interests. Your email marketing campaigns will not only get better open and click-through rates – you’ll see conversions boost too.
Every marketer wants their contact database for email marketing campaigns to grow fast and with the right kind of information. A great contact database is filled with customers and prospects who have agreed to receive information from you. People who can be called upon if the time and/or the offer is right.
The subject of your email marketing message is crucial for its success. If it's not intriguing or familiar — or worse: if it looks like spam — your mail may end up being deleted immediately.
We already talked about how working on your subject line improves your opened rate. However, another short-term tactic can be to adapt the timing of your email exactly to your customer preferences.
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Email marketing is not only about email. Marketers tend to focus mainly on the design and structure of emails but often neglect the landing pages. A missed opportunity: they are the key to a successful email marketing campaign.
Most email marketers know the general structure of email marketing templates. A banner, a title, the copy and footer – it’s as simple as that. But there are a few twists. One of them is making sure that the structure and copy of the email have a uniform look in different email clients.
The landscape of traditional email marketing is changing more and more every day. One of the most significant evolutions is the rising popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices. People tend to read emails nowadays on their iPhone, Blackberry or Ipad.
An e-coupon is just a fancy word for an electronic coupon. It’s easy: you print them at home and redeem them in stores when you go out shopping. And by the way things look, it’s very likely that the popularity of e-coupons will grow considerably in the future.Which types of e-coupons are available?
Email messages that include a social media sharing option like Twitter, Facebook and Linked In, generate a higher click-through rate (CTR) than those without sharing options. According to a study by GetResponse, messages with three or more sharing options generate an even higher CTR.
While most email marketers do include a preheader in their email designs, many businesses aren’t taking full advantage of that small yet important part of their email campaigns.
A good subject line is like a good tweet: it earns a click to read further.
The times in the fight against spam are changing. User feedback and perception is becoming more and more important. This will dramatically change the way we marketeers will have to think about our communication. Laws, bounce management, unsubscribes ... and relevancy will determine the fact that our emails will be delivered or not.
Email marketers often shy away from behavioral targeted communication. Maybe it just seems too challenging? But although it may take some initial work to get going, you’ll find the effort rewarding. And that’s just what gives you an edge over your competitors. After all: if it were easy, everyone would be doing it, right?