So much has been written about the basics of successful email marketing. Consumer centricity, relevance, good content, compelling copy and continuous improvement. Today, I’d like to take a step further and address how to take email planning to the next level, and look at some of the changes that will affect how we as marketers write for leverage email in the near future. How to leverage current Direct Marketing best practices and knowledge and synthesise it with the paradigm shift in the way consumers interact and leverage technology to access their email (what defines relevant, best practices when communicating with the youth generation, what changes do 3G deliver to the way we communicate via email?) How to leverage (and anticipate) advances in technology to write and plan emails for success How these advances in technology will render what content remains personal and relevant and how you as a marketer can stay ahead of the curve. This session will take a look at what relevant and personal communication might look like in the near future, and how to apply changes in the way people are interacting with technology to writing successful emails.
Writing Emails for Success Presented by Rebecca Johnson Data & Direct Strategist, BCM
Consumers are leveraging each other and their opinions to determine who to ‘trust’ Consumers trust dialogue with their peers Ranking of “Trusted” Sources of Information 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% “ I trust:” Source: NACTAS Q3 2006 Media & Marketing Online Survey Recommendations from friends/family Ads on mobile phones Web banner ads Search engine ads Branded Web sites Ads in magazines Ads on radio Ads on TV Ads in newspapers Requested email updates Consumer opinions posted online