In today’s business world, email marketing is an essential tool enabling you to reach out to your customers, subscribers, clients, whomever they may be. Research shows that many number of people who received email marketing communications in the past year engaged in a purchase. This is an area you literally can’t afford to miss out on. Here are a few tips to ensure you engage effectively so that the full reward of an effective email marketing campaign can be displayed with pride on your balance sheet.
Hook your target from the outset
It may be a rather crude way to describe it, but effectively, you are choosing target group of people and attempting to make them engage in a purchase of a product or service. This does not mean you lack value or appreciation for your customers, but merely helps you maintain a clear vision.
People are busy, therefore. You must grab their attention IMMEDIATELY. We are all guilty of skimming our email and leaving many thousands unread. The secret to getting your email marketing read is making sure you offer something irresistible in the subject line to get that click. After clicking into your email thanks to its enticing title, you have overcome a huge hurdle where many others have already fallen.
Offer something of substance
It’s all very well getting someone to open your email, but, what they see next is even more essential. You have to offer something which is direct, quantifiable and of enough value to your consumer that they will spend time to read about it and actually want it.
Hopefully, if you have been direct enough in your subject line, they will already be engaged and know that they want to avail of whatever you are offering.
Don’t pester your mailing list
This is very important, you want to ensure you find the correct balance between staying in your customers mind and becoming an annoyance. You certainly do not want to become the latter.
Finding the correct frequency can be tough, especially if levels of engagement are low, temptation may guide you into sending emails more often. Try to abstain. If engagement is low, try altering your subject line or content instead of increasing contact. From a personal standpoint, I find one email a week to be quite sufficient.
Customization is key
Nobody wants to be just another face in the crowd. Make your targeted individuals feel special. Take the time to engage in customization of your emails. This can make all the difference, just by adding a few names and other unique details. Reducing the generic feel with a more personal touch will absolutely have a positive result in regard to levels of engagement.
Give it a go
These are just a few of the key points which will assist you in creating a successful email marketing campaign. One thing is clear though, building and engaging with you customer database is not only essential for building and maintaining a good relationship, it can also be highly profitable. Don’t delay, start building your email marketing campaign now.