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Trends, tools, and tactics for your email marketing efforts in 2014 and beyond. Presented on April 1, 2014 at Digital Summit Phoenix

Trends, tools, and tactics for your email marketing efforts in 2014 and beyond. Presented on April 1, 2014 at Digital Summit Phoenix

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Email Marketing: Trends, Tools, and Tactics for 2014 and Beyond Email Marketing: Trends, Tools, and Tactics for 2014 and Beyond Presentation Transcript

  • When was the last time email made you feel like this?
  • The more “normal” reaction.
  • Four Ways to Make Humans Love Your Email Marketing! Digital Summit Denver Michael Barber, VP Strategy @ COHN June 2014
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 4 Hello.
  • 5 5 Disclaimers. All knowledge, no pitch. I promise.1 3 Let’s have a conversation. Interrupt or raise your hand. Ask questions at the end. Don’t worry, I’m super friendly. 4 Everything I’m going to tell can be done by any sized brand and/or agency, large, small, B2B, B2C, whatever. 2 Use the hashtag #DSD14, but please take a good photo #kthanksbye. 5 It’s that time of the day, so LAMAR’S DONUTS! #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER
  • “Study the past if you want to define the future.” –Confucius
  • 7 Email history. The 70s. The beginnings. #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER
  • 8 Email history. Gary’s email ROI $13 million #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 9 Email history. The 90s. Era of spray & pray.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 10 Email history. The 2000s. Anti-spam and the rise of the DB. 2007
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 11 Email history. The 2000s. Segmentation and targeting.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 12 Email history. Today…
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 13 Email marketing is not dead.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 14 The human’s perspective. You essentially can’t sign up for anything online without an email address. 1 2 3 4 Email consumption rates continue to rise, albeit driven by mobile views. Email, and the data brands have acquired from it, compliments other channels. People continue to rely heavily on email at work and to engage with brands.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 15 Even my 78-year old Grandma has one.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 16 The marketer’s perspective.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 17 The shopper’s perspective.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 18 The market’s perspective.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 19 Houston, we have a big problem.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 20 Houston, we have a big problem. 94 billion spam messages per day
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 21 Houston, we have a big problem. 78% of email is spam
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 22 Houston, we have a big problem. $20 billion cost to the global economy
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 23 What would solve immediately this problem?
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 24 Here’s a great idea.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 25 Unfortunately (yes, unfortunately), that won’t happen. And, because we all got lazy the ESPs got smart.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 26 Authentication.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 27 Spam folders.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 28 Mark as spam & instant unsubscribe.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 29 Layer reputation data.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 30 Moving promotional emails out of the Inbox.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 31 The effects.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 32 The effects.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 33 The effects.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 34 The effects.
  • So, how do we (marketers) get better?
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 36 We focus on the customer’s point of view and look to the 4P’s.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 37 And, no, I’m not talking about product, price, place, and promotion.
  • Let’s use McKinsey’s.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 39 PervasiveP P Personalized P Prescriptive P Participatory The McKinsey 4P’s.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 40 P Personalized Make it relevant to me. P Prescriptive I’m in control. P Participatory I have a voice. Let me use it. The McKinsey 4P’s. P Pervasive Let me read email where I am.
  • Let me read email where I am. Pervasive.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 42 Pervasive. We are reading emails on all devices.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 43 Pervasive. And, all the time.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 44 Pervasive. Ensure the message is consumable. Single column “skinny” layouts.1 5 Drop any interactive features. They don’t work well on mobile, for now. 3 Fonts (14+), buttons (44px square), and space that are friendly to our weak eyes, fat fingers, and small screens. 4 Say it as easily and concisely as possible because I’m probably sitting on the toilet, eating lunch/dinner (hopefully not both), or “watching” my kids. 2 Appropriate hierarchies. Give your images some love, but remember text works too. 6 For the love of all things holy, let’s drop “click here”.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 45 Pervasive. Mobile design options. Responsive = AWESOME1 2 Mobile-aware = WORKS TOO
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 46 Pervasive. Tools to consider.
  • Participatory I have a voice. Let me use & see
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 48 Participatory. Social + email = match made in digital heaven.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 49 Participatory. Put social content into emails.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 50 Participatory. Drive cross-channel opt-ins.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 51 Participatory. Drive cross-channel opt-ins.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 52 Participatory. Figure out what people care about; use that data to craft email content.
  • Personalized. Make it relevant to me.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 54 Personalized. Leverage segmentation to personalize to me.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 55 Personalized. Leverage segmentation to personalize to me.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 56 Personalized. Develop/enhance triggers based on my behavior. Sign up / welcome1 3 Website engagement / purchase 4 Post experience 2 Birthday and/or anniversary
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 57 Personalized. Adjust campaign delivery, content & messaging based on me. Gender based content/creative1 3 Seasonal content/creative 4 Event (i.e. weather) content/creative 2 Location-based content/creative 5 Time of day when I read it
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 58 Personalized. Adjust campaign delivery, content & messaging based on me. Cool for the gents Cool for the ladies
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 59 Personalized. Always give me more reasons to open your email.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 60 Personalized. Always give me more reasons to open your email.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 61 Personalized. Tools.
  • Prescriptive I’m in control.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 63 Prescriptive. Let me tell you what I want.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 64 Prescriptive. Let me tell you when I want it.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 65 Prescriptive. Let me tell you when I want it.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 66 Prescriptive. If I want out, give me an easy opt-out.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 67 Prescriptive. Give me reasons to stay.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 68 Prescriptive. If I stop listening, reengage and then stop sending.
  • So, let’s make email better.
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 70 How? P Personalized Make it relevant to me. P Prescriptive I’m in control. P Participatory I have a voice. Let me use it. P Pervasive Let me read email where I am.
  • Why?
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 72 Because imagine if with this?
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 73 Thanks. Questions?! Want these slides? Have questions? @michaeljbarber /
  • #DSD14/@MICHAELJBARBER 74 Sources. • Smart Insights - EvolutionofEmail.jpg • Symantec - • LinkedIn - you-need-to-know-about-your-customers?trk=mp-reader-card • MailChimp - • Huffington Post - • Email Marketing Rules - • Teach to Fish Digital - • Mashable - • Mashable - • Candicreate - • Think with Google - • Smart Insights / Gartner - hype-cycle.png