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Effective Email Marketing Strategies—6 Tips for Email Newsletters

by Dan Linn on Jul 13, 2016 12:33:05 PM

In a previous post I wrote about the pros and cons of using email as a marketing tool. In this post I'll pass along 6 useful tips for email newsletters.

If you have ever received an email newsletter that had generic, irrelevant content you know how important it can be to develop interesting, newsworthy articles.

When you’re not sure what to write, it’s tempting to send an update about products and services and current events at your company. Unfortunately, sending irrelevant, generic information to a poorly segmented list will result in low open rates, lots of un-subscribers and a dinged reputation with your audience.

When done correctly, newsletters can help you; spread brand awareness, leverage existing content and include different types of content. However, not everyone needs a newsletter. In your industry, are there successful newsletters? What do they contain? Do you have the resources, budget and internal support to generate a newsletter?

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Topics: Email Marketing

9 Core Components of Effective Email Marketing Strategies

by Dan Linn on May 26, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Not long ago some marketers were saying that email as a marketing communication tool was dead. After conducting some research to confirm what we were experiencing with our own email strategies, and what leading authorities in marketing were experiencing, here’s what we found:

  • Purchasing lists of email addresses and sending mass emails to strangers won’t work, that’s called spam.
  • Email is an effective method for reaching your current customer data base on their mobile devices.
  • It’s an effective way to keep your customers informed.
  • It’s an easy tool to integrate into other marketing tactics.
  • It’s inexpensive.

How do you make sure that your focus on email marketing pays off?  The short answer is by making sure you are maximizing conversions and click through rates with every email you send.

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Topics: Email Marketing

What is The Foundation of Your Email Marketing Strategy?

by Elise Homan on Aug 25, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Email marketing is a proven method of reaching your customer base. Properly done, email marketing prompts growth and drives profitability. According to eMarketer, in 2014, email marketing was cited as the most effective digital marketing channel for customer retention in the United States. Moreover, a survey released by BtoB Magazine shows that 49% of B2B marketers spend more time and resources on email than on other channels.

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Topics: Email Marketing

Email Marketing Automation: Creating a Spam-Free Zone

by Dan Linn on Jul 2, 2015 9:18:00 AM

Though state-of-the-art marketing strategies include many methods of communication with potential customers, email is still one of the most widely used ways to connect regularly with your client base. Comprehensive CRM software often includes an email marketing automation feature. While this can be a valuable tool, it is important to ensure that your CRM software is optimally designed to produce the type of email message you want your potential and existing clients to receive.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Email Marketing

How to use the psychology of color in your marketing

by Elise Homan on Jan 26, 2015 9:26:00 AM

Writing quality content is the core of successful marketing, but making that content visually appealing is also paramount. Whether it is your product, website, or an email newsletter, presenting your brand in an aesthetically pleasing way is crucial. One of the most important visual choices to make is color. The color scheme you use can drastically effect the buying habits of your customers and prospects.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Direct Mail, Social Media, Email Marketing, Print, Integrated Marketing Communications, Content Marketing, Branding

What is Inbound Marketing?

by Elise Homan on Jan 12, 2015 12:38:00 PM

 It doesn’t take an advertising expert to realize that people’s buying habits have changed. People don’t respond to traditional marketing or advertising channels in the same way and simply ignore the floods of ads and messages they receive. Instead, individuals do research on their own and eventually choose to become customers after becoming familiar with the company.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Social Media, Email Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communications, Content Marketing

Email Marketing: Challenges and Solutions

by Dan Linn on Dec 15, 2014 10:43:00 AM

Businesses usually list email as one of their most powerful marketing channels. However, the same set of challenges that has kept senders from consistently reaching subscribers a few years ago are still there. More recently, a new set of complications that make email marketing even more difficult have come into play.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Personalization, Email Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communications, Content Marketing

Integrated Marketing Communications

by Dan Linn on Nov 20, 2014 11:20:00 AM

 

According to Wikipedia, “integrated marketing communications is the coordination and integration of all marketing communication tools, avenues, functions and sources within a company into a seamless program that maximizes the impact on consumers.”  

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Direct Mail, Social Media, Personalization, Email Marketing, Print, Integrated Marketing Communications, Content Marketing