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How engaged are your customers with your brand? This seemingly simple question has puzzled email marketers for some time. Most marketers have customer engagement listed as one of their top priorities. Engagement might even be the core of their email marketing strategy. But at the same time there is never been a clear definition of what email engagement actually is.
Email is a mainstay in the marketing toolbox, but marketers need to continuously evolve their email tactics to cater to a changing audience. Join me in a leap forward into the future of email marketing in the 6th annual review of email marketing trends, changes, predictions, and constants. Compiling this overview has always been a good excuse to highlight what’s happening righ ...
When a well-crafted email arrives in your inbox, it grabs your attention and without any effort you know if you want to act on it or not. It is like you are sucked in, and can’t resist taking the next step. These emails might look as if they are made in a minute. That’s how natural they seem. Yes, achieving a balanced, clear and persuasive message takes some extra work on the ...
Webinars and events can be an essential of your marketing-mix. They are used to build new contact lists, engage with leads, and cement relationships with existing customers. Yet a webinar might be something you only do a couple of times a year. Here are some tips on using marketing automation and email to ensure your event is packed.
We would all like an intriguing way to get your email converting again – and again – and again. The easiest, hardest best way to go around this? It is not what you might think. It is not producing what the recipient wants, it is not being relevant. That is only a part of the equation. It is presenting it in the way that makes them want to want it.
What does the future of email marketing hold? These are the changes, trends, and constant factors the industry thinkers have laid out for us. Summarized for your reading pleasure. Let’s take gaze into the future of email marketing; always a good excuse to take note of what’s happening right now, and what’s coming up.
Writing subject lines is terrible! What will spark engagement with your readers? What will resonate with them and make them want to act on your message? Everybody can do with some extra inspiration. In this archive different types of interesting email subject lines patterns and the commonality that binds them.
Everything we see around us becomes a reality thanks to our brains. When you are sending out an email, the subscriber’s brain is where the action takes place. We normally don’t think about which part of the brain is activated by our emails. But luckily there is a science to it. Smart businesses are now looking into the field of psychology and Neuro Marketing.
Everybody loves Pie and a good story we can learn from, so here is my Pie & Learn story. The other day I was working at my home office and was caught by surprise, the doorbell rang. It was my neighbour. The day before I brought her some Plums and she woke up 8 o’clock in the he morning to bake. There she was with a delicious piece of homemade Plum-Pie.
Coupons have been around since the late 19th century, ever since Coca Cola offered a free drink coupon back in 1887. More recently, email marketers are making good use of coupons too. But as with all things email, there is always room for improvement. If you’re one of those email marketers using coupons, what do you do when your emailed coupons go unused? Keep on reading for ...
Marketers use a wide variety of approaches to reach prospects and customers via email. According to the 2015 National client email report by the DMA, newsletters, welcome messages, and customer surveys remain the top three ways for email marketers to achieve their campaign objectives. Let’s zoom in on the third most popular type of email: the customer survey.
What are the ways to push forward what email designers, marketing industry influencers, digital agency & startup folks can do to with the diversity that email marketing offers? Don’t forget 89% of marketers say that email is their primary channel for lead generation, a huge business driver. Here are the videos from the Future of email Marketing Conference, where a great li ...
Most people respond well to lists, we make task lists, grocery lists, packing lists, guest lists, and more. They organize information for us. In fact, we like lists so much, we make our own ultimate list for life: the Bucket List. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that list making is just part of human nature. Nor would I be surprised to find out you already made at least one list today.
If you think email attrition is unavoidable and re-engaging unnecessary, think again. Customers do lose interest in every aspect of life, and yes, that even includes your brand. But that interest can be re-kindled. When it comes to your brand, it’s in your own best interests to make the effort to do so and minimize the inactive segment.
DMA National Client Email Report 2015 Email marketing has always been one of the core digital marketing techniques in the marketing-mix. I was honered to author this year’s National Client Email Report for the DMA UK and Email Hub. The report is based on a survey of client-side Marketing Professionals on the use and results of the email channel.
Are you using the right online marketing strategy? A customer lifetime value calculation of email subscribers in combination with ROI of your email campaigns can help make better investment decisions. For instance a question that comes up when talking about email list building is “What can I spend to get a new subscriber?”. The answer lies in knowing what an email subscriber is worth (to you).
Although they are “just” for your own employees, internal email newsletters shouldn’t be taken for granted. They serve an important role in companies or organizations so they should be thoughtfully crafted. They can be effective communication tools as such, it’s important to learn how to best do internal email newsletters.
Your email navbar does not have to be an exact replica of your site navbar. Think of the NAVigation as the GPS for your customers and prospects. It will guide them to their online destination. And, when carefully mapped out, the navbar will guide them to exactly where you want them to go. In my earlier articles on email navbars, I discussed how deep navbars dive into content (categories vs.
The top of your email is first to receive valuable attention, some might say that the top is prime real estate. If you haven’t revisited your navigation bar in a while, now’s the time to do so. Because it is such an important topic i’ll dive in a bit deeper. In the first article we talked about the goals of your email navigation bar, in connection with your landing page double ...
When you’re developing an email campaign, there are many elements to consider: the subject line, preheader, headline, images, offer, body copy, and call to action – to name a few. One item that is often overlooked, but very important, is the navigation bar at the top of the email. Which is why this blog post will focus on its importance! The goal of your email navigation bar Th ...