Did you know that email marketing is one of the most effective and cost-efficient ways to make your marketing dollars work harder and smarter?
More than 50% of consumers make purchases as a direct outcome of email, according to industry findings. And given that investments in email marketing continue to rise, it’s important to cut through the email clutter and deliver relevant and unsurpassed value.
Once someone signs up for your email list and opens the door to more direct communication, it not only indicates that they trust your brand, but that inherently you are creating value. So don’t disappoint.
Here are four simple ways to immediately improve your next email marketing blast.
1. Decide on a goal.
What’s the purpose of your email list? It’s important to clarify your objective to ensure that you are betting on the right metrics and delivering the best type of content.
With email marketing you’ll want to do one of five things: a) increase sales b) generate leads c) introduce new news d) inform and educate or e) renew established relationships. Once you understand your primary goal, it will help you deliver the most appropriate and relevant content.
2. Establish the best type of email content.
Different types of email blasts will require different types of content. Focus your efforts on consistently delivering content via one of four ways: a) product announcements to generate leads b) enewsletters to increase loyalty c) offer emails to drive sales or d) event invites to drive traffic.