10 Things You Can Do Today To Improve your Email Marketing
 

10 Things You Can Do Today To Improve your Email Marketing

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Based on a webcast by Marc Munier that can be found at http://www.b2bm.biz/Webcasts/ this presentation runs through the top 10 things marketers can do to improve their email marketing, including tips ...

Based on a webcast by Marc Munier that can be found at http://www.b2bm.biz/Webcasts/ this presentation runs through the top 10 things marketers can do to improve their email marketing, including tips and suggested tools and techniques.

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10 Things You Can Do Today To Improve your Email Marketing 10 Things You Can Do Today To Improve your Email Marketing Presentation Transcript

  • 10 things you can do today to improve your email marketing results Thanks for listening
  • #1 Capture
    • A captured email address is marketing spend “banked”
    • Two stages are better than one
      • Little by little
  • #2 Build the relationship - welcome Source: Econsultancy best practice guide
  • #2 Build the relationship - welcome
    • Don’t leave it – act now
    • Shorten sales cycle
    • Reduce discounts
    • Increase conversions
    • Increase engagement
  • Example - Great welcome message
  • Example – Welcome sequence Case Study - Electric Word Welcome mailings
  • #3 Personalise
    • If you have the data it is easy peasy....
  • #3 Personalise
    • Look at what you have:
    • Domain?
    • When they signed up?
    • Where they came from?
    • Where there are ?
    • Who are they assigned to?
    • What products are they interested in?
    If you don’t have data you need to be a little more creative
  • #4 Design
  • #4 Design
  • #5 Engage
    • EMAIL IS NOT A ONE WAY CHANNEL!!!
    http://bit.ly/not1way
  • #6 Focus on conversions
    • Email metrics can only take you so far....
    • “ Yeah I have like a 30% open and 50% click rate”
    • “ well done – how many do you convert?”
    • “ dunno”...
  • #7 Experiment
    • Email marketing is not rocket science
  • #7 Experiment
    • But it is a science...
  • #8 Get the basics right
    • Email is 80% operations and 20% strategy
    • List of check points:
    • Have you got you trust earning text
    • Double check your subject lines
    • Spam check - check for possible spam warnings
    • Rendering Check
    • Preview pane and from name check
    • Are all of the links and replies going where you want them?
    • Check your list
  • #9 Send at the right time
    • Sending at the right time is the thing that can have the biggest impact for zero investment.
    • The Abyss (10pm to 9am)
    • Consumer AM (9am to 10am)
    • Do Not Disturb (10am to Noon)
    • The Lunchtime News (Noon to 2pm)
    • In The Zone (2pm to 3pm)
    • A Life-changing Afternoon (3pm to 5pm)
    • Working Late (5pm to 7pm)
    • Last Orders (7pm to 10pm)
    •  
  • #10 Integrate your channels
    • How is email like Vodka?
    • Post your latest newsletter via Twitter
    • Ask if you followers would like your emails
    • Get your sales teams to work with you
    • Use email to test and or augment your more expensive channels
    Does the job on it’s own – but works better with other things
  • Another thing...Deliverability
    • It’s not a Black Art
    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/postmaster/ http://postmaster.msn.com/ http://postmaster.aol.com/ http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=81126
  • What were the 10 things you can do today?
    • Action points
    • Capture
    • Welcome
    • Personalise
    • Engage
    • Send less
    • Focus on conversions
    • Experiment
    • Get the basics right
    • Send at the right time
    • Integrate
  • Who we work with
    • Cue obligatory splash of clients...
  • Questions >>>> Answers
    • Thanks for listening, can’t wait to hear all your questions...
    • I don’t get out much 
    • Follow me @marcmunier and @pure360
    • Email me [email_address]
    • Or even call me 01273 647880