While social media marketing may be exciting, flashy, and innovative, email is still king. Algorithms can be mercurial, and user patterns constantly change. But you have direct access to your audience if you have their email address. Here are seven pitfalls to avoid as you build out your email marketing strategy.
Staying out of the spam folder is ultimately about treating your subscribers right. Here are 12 tips to help you avoid the spam folder and follow email best practices.
There are big strategic differences in how you choose to develop relationships with subscribers through email. You can choose to send out a newsletter that contains a lot of general information and isn't effective, or you can choose to move subscribers to become a qualified leads.
For effective email marketing, you want to create simplicity in email marketing. Why? To help your customers burn less mental energy. There is a focus needed when you read anything, and depending on the way that piece is written, the more focus you may need. Take, for example, a textbook [...]
When a new subscriber opts in to your email list, whether through downloading a free item or simply subscribing, one of their first impressions of you is through the email welcome stream they receive. At this point, they are highly engaged as they have chosen to connect with you. That [...]
Email drip campaigns (also known as nurture campaigns) help you maximize the value of your ads by keeping leads warm and preparing them for your sales pitch. Part of the appeal of these automated campaigns is that you can “set it and forget it.” Once you’ve created a nurture campaign [...]
A lot of brands have an email newsletter of some kind. Maybe you email donors once a quarter to share stories about the people you’ve helped, thank your supporters, and ask for more donations. Or you share about product updates or new releases. That’s fine. But it’s just scratching the [...]
You put a lot of work into your advertising campaigns. You create lead magnets, optimize landing pages, produce assets, and fine-tune your pitch. But if you want to get the most from all that work, your campaign needs an effective email strategy, too. Because leads don’t behave like customers. Making [...]
When it comes to best practices, the marketing world rarely experiences dramatic shifts. But every year, there are a handful of new insights we can use to better reach and engage our audiences. As you roll out your plans for this year, here are six stats to keep your marketing [...]
A lot of people have been asking us: can you embed videos in email? Unfortunately, it’s a yes-or-no question without a yes-or-no answer. Technically the answer is yes . . . but more accurately: sort of. You can use an HTML 5 code to add a video to your email, [...]