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Email marketing techniques, tips and strategies by Peter Abraham of Econsultancy.com.

Econsultancy is a global independent community-based publisher, focused on best practice digital marketing and ecommerce. Their hub has 80,000+ members worldwide from clients, agencies and suppliers alike with over 90% member retention rate. They help their members build their internal capabilities via a combination of research reports and how-to guides, training and development, face-to-face conferences, forums and professional networking.

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    • iStrategy - Email Marketing 10 February 2010 Peter Abraham Econsultancy.com
    • Welcome
      • Who are Econsultancy.
      • 10 years old
      • Global independent community-based publisher, focused on best practice digital marketing and ecommerce .
      • 80,000+ members worldwide
      • We help clients build their internal capabilities via a combination of research, reports and how-to guides, training etc.
      • Our members make better decisions , build business cases, find the best suppliers, accelerate their careers and lead the way in best practices and innovation.
      • More here: http://econsultancy.com .
      • * Don’t forget your free copy of our Managing Digital Channels report
      10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 3
    • Today - Three sections...
      • 1. Your Email Marketing capabilities and a plan to excellence.
      • 2. Email Marketing budget allocation and ROI, how they compare to other media.
      • 3. Challenges that affect email marketing success and some thoughts on improving.
      • Interactive.
      10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 3
      • People are used to it - use it every day
      • Adaptable to all stages in lifecycle
      • Cuts costs – direct mail, telemarketing
      • Offers short time to market
      • Short test to roll cycles
      • Infinitely personalisable
      • Delivers best Return on Investment...
      • Agree?
      Why is Email still hot? 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 6
    • ROI of Digital Channels 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: Email Marketing Census 2009: in association with Adestra (ESP): Econsultancy.com
    • Who killed email? - Wall St Journal... 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 6
      • R
      Who killed email? 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 6
    • Email has a widely-aged audience? 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 137 Source:
      • RSS? - hasn’t gone mass market
      • SMS? - no links
      • Twitter - maybe? But we’re still on the adoption curve
      • Social networks? - maybe? still rely on email
      • iPhone apps? - maybe? When the walls come down
      • So actually Email is alive and well!
      • It’s why you’re here isn’t it?
      Who killed email? 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 6 Integrate this stuff with your email
    • 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing 05 March 2008 Advanced Email Marketing 1. Your Email Marketing capabilities and a plan to excellence | 5
    • Email staged capability matrix. Where are you on here?
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
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      10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: Email Marketing Best Practice Guide: Econsultancy.com
    • Your email capabilities... 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: Econsultancy Email Marketing Best Practice Guide
    • Your email capabilities... 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: Email Marketing Best Practice Guide: Econsultancy.com
    • 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing 05 March 2008 Advanced Email Marketing 2. Email Marketing budget allocation and ROI, how they compare to other media. | 5
      • Email Marketing Calculator - calculate the value of your email database
      • http://www.emailcenteruk.com/email-marketing-knowledge/calculator.php
      What’s an Email address worth to your business? Do you know? 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 6
    • Spend on Email Marketing 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: Email Marketing Census 2009: in association with Adestra (ESP): Econsultancy.com
    • ROI of Digital Channels 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: Email Marketing Census 2009: in association with Adestra (ESP): Econsultancy.com
    • ROI of Digital Channels 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: Email Marketing Census 2009: in association with Adestra (ESP): Econsultancy.com
    • ROI of EMail Source: Email Marketing Census 2009: in association with Adestra (ESP): Econsultancy.com 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134
    • Spend on Email Marketing 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: Email Marketing Census 2009: in association with Adestra (ESP): Econsultancy.com
    • Budgets are moving from print to online - how much are you grabbing? 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 6
    • Conversion model for email response 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: Email Marketing Best Practice Guide: Econsultancy.com
    • 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing 05 March 2008 Advanced Email Marketing 3. Challenges that affect email marketing success... ...and thoughts on how to improve them - back to basics... | 5
    • Who said email was easy? It’s taken 20yrs! 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: The Email Best Practice Guide: Econsultancy.com
    • Concentrate on three things...
      • Deliverability, measurement and monitoring!
      • Good old fashioned marketing.
      • If it gets delivered your half way home.
      • If you’re measuring you’ll see trends and patterns
      • If you’re monitoring you’ll know when to change tact
      10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 45
    • What do YOU want ME to do as a customer?
      • - Go to the website or other medium?
      • - Register?
      • - Buy stuff?
      • - Turn up again soon?
      • - Give you some feedback?
      • - Keep the relationship alive?
      • - Keep coming back?
      • - Recommend you?
      • - Keep coming back - in person and online!
      10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 108
    • Where do you need focus? 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 137 Source: Email Marketing Census 2009: in association with Adestra (ESP): Econsultancy.com
    • Sending less - better targeted? 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 137 Source: Email Marketing Census 2009: in association with Adestra (ESP): Econsultancy.com
    • Getting your message delivered
      • I
      10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 137 Source: Email Marketing Census 2009: in association with Adestra (ESP): Econsultancy.com
    • Improve Reputation Management - Clean your Data and up your ROI!
      • - Remove bounces
      • - Removes complainers
      • - Remove un-subscribes
      • - Your list gets smaller but the returns will be better
      10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 144
    • A
      • A
      10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134
    • Does it need to be image rich? No images required, just the facts 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing
    • Would you prefer text…as part of registration process? 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 135
    • Here’s a Blacklist checker… 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 150 Source: http://www.mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx Or get your Email provider to do it.
    • Self service - Adjust number of messages/alerts received 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134
    • Self service - announce other channels available 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134
    • More self service...reminders 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 20 Gives you an excuse to bring them back
    • Alert me when in stock 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 66
    • Clear navigation - don’t make me think - assists customer journey 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing Good analytical insight - feedback
    • If your product is complex...assist! 7 days of free training by email...Day 7 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing
    • Landin page - Lazy marketing...you know me!! 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 115 So pre-fill please - don’t make me think
    • Triggered 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134
      • Use Behavioural data
      Source: Email Marketing Best Practice Guide: Econsultancy.com
    • What did I ask you again? Repeat back what the user asked... 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134
    • Freemium model? Up click rates 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: Email Marketing Best Practice Guide: Econsultancy.com
    • Simple changes...
      • Test factorsNew Origin subscribers
      • Test group slit 50/50 AB - 50 to receive the "add to address book"
      • Each subscriber remained in test group for three months after sign-up
      • Hang on...say...
      • 4.5%
      • x AOV £25
      • x 2,000
      • = £50k Wow!
      10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: Experian Cheetahmail Case study
    • ReMarketing 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134
      • 30% of UK shoppers admit that they would go back online and complete their purchases if something as simple as a small discount or free postage and packing was offered to them
      Test factorsFollow-up emails to registered customers who abandon their shopping basketReminder emails about an existing shopping basketFollow-up emails to registered customers that received a system error during checkoutTargeted promotions based on an item a visitor browsedIncentive promotions for out-of-stock or back-ordered items Source: Experian Case study
    • Free Shipping = Higher transactions 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 But it doesn’t have to be a small purchase! Bigger bundles. Source: Smith-Harmon_Retail_Email_Guide_to_Multichannel_Engagement.pdf
    • Free Shipping = Higher transactions 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Some of the best-performing campaigns are sent to small, highly targeted segments of subscribers , with both the product and free shipping offers geared to the selected audience AND The use of dynamic content to automatically populate the most relevant product images and copy also can significantly strengthen this tactic and make it easier to employ. Source: Smith-Harmon_Retail_Email_Guide_to_Multichannel_Engagement.pdf
    • Mobile - your email list just got bigger. 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134
      • Email usage on mobile devices has nearly doubled since 2004 according to AOL, and the Email Experience Council predicts that 60% of emails will be read outside of the inbox by 2009.
      • To cater to this rising demographic, create a text-only version of each email you send this year and link to it at the very top of the template, above any logos or images. Accompany this link with copy such as, “Viewing on a PDA? Click here to view this email in text.”
      Source: Cheetahmail Case study
    • Mobile - sms alert in email 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: http://stylecampaign.com /
    • Mobile and Social - drive traffic 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: http://stylecampaign.com /
    • Make life easier for them and you... 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: http://stylecampaign.com /
    • Announcements - Offers to your mobile 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: http://stylecampaign.com /
    • Mobile and Social Just because it’s email doesn’t mean you should forget all those other channels - conversion is your goal! It’s all about Joined up marketing. 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: http://stylecampaign.com /
    • Local personalisation 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: Smith-Harmon_Retail_Email_Guide_to_Multichannel_Engagement.pdf
    • Email and crowd sourcing 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134
      • Email assists product marketing
      Source: Smith-Harmon_Retail_Email_Guide_to_Multichannel_Engagement.pdf
    • Demonstrate functionality - search 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134
      • From the ‘don’t make me think’ school of marketing
      Source: Smith-Harmon_Retail_Email_Guide_to_Multichannel_Engagement.pdf
    • Mobile and Social 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134
      • Use keyword insight from onsite and search engine searches to assist purchasing.
      • Use Analytics to provide popular categories
      • Feed back email to site customer experience team
      Source: Smith-Harmon_Retail_Email_Guide_to_Multichannel_Engagement.pdf
    • Mobile and Social = Kickstart Viral 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: Smith-Harmon_Retail_Email_Guide_to_Multichannel_Engagement.pdf
    • Multi-channel 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: Cheetahmail Case study Source: Cheetahmail Case study
    • Multi-channel - TV & Email 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134
    • Dual landing pages 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134
    • Different landing pages 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134
    • How many calls to action? Think! What do you want them to do? 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 134 Source: Email Marketing Best Practice Guide: Econsultancy.com
    • Plenty of data...
      • Registration Data
      • Transactional Data
      • Click-stream data
      • Do more analysis!
      10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 19
    • Be Strategic. have an email testing programme 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing Q1 tests Registration incentives From Fields Subject Lines Q2 tests Frequency testing Personalisation Price tests Q3 tests Automated campaigns Re-activation strategies Q4 tests Segmentation models Churn analysis New format | 52
    • Forget about averages. You are where you are. You can’t beat your own data.
      • - Last campaign is benchmark
      • - Keep testing
      • - Keep measuring
      10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 28
    • Email as Business Intelligence 10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 6
      • These guys monitor email campaigns from across the US...and now twitter too
    • It’s all about seeing the bigger picture…
      • There are only a few critical areas to measure
        • - Segmentation size!
        • - Open rate
        • - Click-through rate
        • - Conversion Rate
        • - Average Order Value!
      10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 113
    • Summary
      • - Deliverability, measurement & monitoring and testing are critical to ROI!
      • - Know the true value of your data, if your Email has the highest ROI, go for more budget
      • - Have a plan to excellence. Keep learning and assess that learning as the discipline evolves - people with skills are key, technology is only an enabler! Remember 90/10
      10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 152
    • Thanks for your time
      • ...why not Email your questions to me:
      • [email_address]
      • For good resources - check the sources or drop me an email.
      • Econsultancy is a global independent community -based publisher, focused on best practice digital marketing and ecommerce. Our hub has 80,000+ members worldwide from clients, agencies and suppliers alike with over 90% member retention rate. We help our members build their internal capabilities via a combination of research reports and how-to guides, training and development, face-to-face conferences , forums and professional networking .
      • For the last 10 years, our resources have helped members learn, make better decisions, build business cases, find the best suppliers, accelerate their careers and lead the way in best practices and innovation.
      • Join Econsultancy today at http://econsultancy.com .
      10 Feb 2010 iStrategy - Email Marketing | 154