Email is alive and kicking. Worldwide there are almost four times more email accounts (4.4bn) than the number of users on Facebook (1 bn) and Twitter (250m) users combined.
Email is also a more active medium than Facebook and Twitter, generating 8.3 times as much messages a day (45bn emails against 5,2bn Facebook updates/likes and 175m tweets a day), and that’s not counting spam emails.
Or to summarise: if you want to reach a large audience, email marketing is a valuable asset that cannot be ignored.
Here are three essential email marketing tips...
Assuming that you’re an email marketer with a conscience (and that knows a little about deliverability) you only send emails to people that opted in.
Maybe you even chose to go with a double opt-in system, to be 100% sure that your recipients are actually interested in your emails.
But although you are now complying to the email marketing legislation, these efforts aren’t enough to prevent that you’ll be regarded as a spammer.
An opt-in’s sustainability isn’t endless. Think about your email reputation and ask your recipients to prolong their subscriptions from time to time.
It’s “divide and conquer” when it comes to email lists. Your analytics team is charged with putting your customers into their respective buckets.
Then it’s the job of the marketing and creative teams to come up with relevant messaging targeted to each segment.
Marketers are familiar with the traditional types of segmentation, such as gender, age, location and engagement.
These types of segmentation pay (literally), however, it can be even more rewarding to dig a little deeper into your list and find the correct segmentation for the job.
Following are five less-common methods of segmenting your list.
Search engine optimisation and email marketing are two completely different parts of online marketing mix.
One might say that email marketing is the last resort of the online domain where SEO has no role.
But the two aren’t totally unrelated, so what can you learn from SEO to improve your deliverability?
It's a well-known fact that relevance is one of the points to focus on when sending promotional email messages to your customers. Data is relevance!
The data you gather from your customers and store into your central database provides you with tools to create relevant and timely messages.
By segmenting your marketing database into relevant target groups, you are on your way to get the most out of your customer data.
Website owners hate abandoned shopping carts, inactive customers and decreasing conversion rates, but all too often opportunities are left unexploited to reduce these by delivering personalised, targeted event driven email marketing.
Email marketing also provides opportunities to build relationships, trust and boost customer loyalty which will also positively affect the bottom line.
In the following article, I’ll look into five key points that can help you to generate more revenue and take your ecommerce activities to a higher level using email marketing.