Posts Tagged ‘email marketing’

Email Marketing Still Works: If Done Effectively

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

mail marketing single large imageTracking the engagement of potential customers on a website has become second nature to most marketers. Even a relative novice to online marketing understands the fundamentals: time on page, conversions, shares, scroll depth, etc. But, it’s important for marketers to go beyond the basics.

One of the issues, or areas of misunderstanding, that we often come across is the lack of consideration of the pathway that a consumer will follow in the earlier practice of email marketing. There is a process that most follow as they engage with the email messages that crop up consistently in their inboxes on a daily basis (if, that is, those emails aren’t stopped at a firewall or relegated to a junk mail folder).

Here we take a look at that process:    (more…)

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The Art of Creating Compelling Email Invitations

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Keyboard - smallFor many organizations, corporate events form a key part of the overall marketing strategy. Since the advent of email, it’s no longer necessary to spend money on fancy paper invitations and the associated postage. However, that doesn’t mean that style and etiquette are thrown out the window with a slightly less formal medium. Whether your target audience is potential employees, business partners or customers, crafting an effective email invitation is an art. Here are some best practices to help you create compelling copy for email invitations: (more…)

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Direct Mail Part I: The Big Benefits of Traditional Direct Mail Marketing

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

In the age of social media, search engine optimization and email, it might sound crazy to suggest anyone think of including direct mail in their marketing strategy, but that’s just what we’re about to suggest. And, yes, by mail we mean paper mail delivered by a United States postal worker. (more…)

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Magic Words to Make Prospects Open Your Email Messages

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

It’s tough out there in email marketing land as millions (billions?) of marketers compete for the attention of already harassed and harried consumers. Finding those magic words to cut through the clutter is high on the wish lists of marketers everywhere. The problem is there are no magic words!

There is, though, one very important (and often overlooked) part of the email marketing message that can make a big difference: (more…)

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Why You’re Losing Email Subscribers

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Email marketing is a big deal these days. And, while traditional direct mail marketing still has a place, the ability to engage with online consumers on an ongoing basis, through permission marketing (when they opt in to receive your email messages) represents great value to your organization. If, that is, you can keep them engaged. (more…)

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The Most Important, and Most Often Overlooked, Element of Your Email Message

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Despite the surge in mobile phones, tablets and texting, email communication remains a common way to connect with various audiences—internal and external. Yet, because it remains so common, those communicating via email face several challenges: getting their email to their intended user, keeping their email out of the spam/junk folder and, ultimately, having their email opened and read.

One key way to boost the odds that these things will happen is often overlooked or not given the consideration it deserves: (more…)

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How Will We Use Email in 2015

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

 

As smartphones have become increasingly common and many—particularly the millennial generation—have turned to texting as their go-to method of communication, some have questioned the future of email as a means of communication in both personal and professional settings.

I was asked recently by a reporter what I felt the future of email is and, particularly, how we are likely to use email in 2015. Will email go away? Will it remain relevant? These are very much the same questions that have been asked of other forms of communication: Will email replace “snail mail”? Will online chat replace phone calls? “Yes” and “yes” in some cases.

Generally, though, rather than reflecting a potential replacement, these new methodologies create new options and opportunities. (more…)

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Connecting, Via Email, With Powerful People

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

In a recent blog post by Peter Sims in the Harvard Business Review titled “Tips for Cold Emailing Intimidatingly Powerful People,” Sims discusses tips and strategies for “cold-emailing” the big shots and captains of industry we all want to know. When it comes to marketing efforts, defining a list of individuals you want to get your message to and shooting them a personal email is about as targeted as it gets, so knowing how to effectively reach out to leaders, influencers and big spenders in your industry is a great arrow to have in your quiver.  (more…)

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Tweet, Tweet and Retweet — Your Audience is Fleeting so Hit Them Multiple Times!

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

I’ve long had the feeling that much of what I (and others) tweet about is like the old saw about a tree falling in the forest. Is anybody there when I tweet and, even if they are, are they paying attention? Well, research done by Sysomos indicates that 71 percent of the 1.2 billion tweets they reviewed over a two-month period produced no replies or re-tweets. Further, the study indicated that when a retweet does occur, it’s most likely to occur in the first hour after someone initially published the tweet.

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The Big Benefits of Traditional Direct Mail

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Despite the fact that the United States Postal Service (USPS) is struggling and about to cut back on their delivery, there are some (including me) that believe that traditional direct mail still holds benefits for both marketers and consumers. In an increasingly cluttered email environment, after all, marketers will be challenged to come up with new ways to “capture eyeballs.” Traditional direct mail may hold some opportunities for a number of reasons: (more…)

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