In order to provide the most relevant marketing content, you have to understand your audience. Their likes, dislikes, pain points and challenges. Anticipating who will be reading your message is key to producing effective email marketing content. Plan your content from their perspective. Ask yourself these questions to see how much you understand about your [...]
Default character lengths of email From Name and Subject Line displays in popular smartphone and tablet devices With the rise in popularity of mobile devices, email marketers must adapt their message to communicate effectively with recipients using smartphones and tablets. In the mobile inbox, the first thing a recipient sees is your From Name and [...]
Watch Out: Dangerous Email Walk away from the light! Don’t make mistakes that could kill your business. Okay, okay, maybe that’s a bit too dramatic. But really, far too many people are making email marketing mistakes that decrease their chances of success. Avoid the pitfalls, and consider the following errors – and at times even blunders – [...]
The goal of email marketing is relevance and action. Recipients want emails that speak directly and are interesting to them, while marketers want emails that get results. The first and most important step towards improved email relevancy and results is: targeting. A recent Marketing Sherpa case study suggests a 208% higher conversion rate for targeted emails over regular, untargeted email blasts. Here are ten tips to help you improve your email segmentation and targeting.
Email is the cornerstone of online business, so there’s pressure to make your messages irresistible to your readers. How do you make sure your emails are opened? How do you make sure people read beyond the first few words? Here are some tips to help ensure your open and read rates are as high as [...]
When it comes to email marketing, we should all be doing better. And we know it. In fact, 61% of email marketers admit they could do better. And the remaining 39% are lying.
B2B email marketing is widely considered a great channel for customer nurturing, sales and retention, but it seldom gets its due as an acquisition tactic. But it can be, if executed properly. Email marketing can be an extremely effective channel for lead generation, which is the first step in the customer acquisition process. The steps [...]
Most marketers do not collect the majority of their new email records on their web site. 58% of marketers estimate that they acquire one-quarter or less of their email subscribers on their site. Only 21% say three-quarters or more are collected there. So if marketers are not collecting email addresses through their web sites, where [...]