Email Marketing Sees Growth in 2017

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Email marketing has seen strong growth over the past few years and a new survey by Email On Acid shows that marketers will continue to devote additional resources to the digital marketing industry’s strongest performer in 2017. Email on Acid surveyed over 3,000 email marketers including email developers, account managers and marketing managers to evaluate how they will spend their time and money on email marketing this year. 87% of the email marketers that were polled in the survey said they plan to invest more money in email marketing this year while 74% said they planned to increase the time they spend on email campaigns in 2017.

How Additional Budget Will Be Spent

Over 50% of companies surveyed said they would spend the additional email budget on email technology and tools. Email design and development, email list growth and adding staff to the email marketing team are additional areas that would see increased investments. A majority of the email marketers stated they would increase their email budgets to develop more personalized and dynamic email content so they could make their email campaigns more engaging to their audience.

Reap the Rewards of Email Marketing

Email is still the most preferred method of communication for many businesses as well as consumers who prefer to be contacted by companies through email. Email is easy to implement, accessible from any device, direct, timely, and trackable. In addition, email has the highest ROI of any digital marketing channel, but the lowest spend and email remains a strong revenue driver in 2017.

Email is Stronger and More Powerful Than Ever

Think email marketing is dead? Think again! Email marketing is still one of the most powerful digital marketing channels and email marketing success rates are stronger than ever. Email marketing is the only marketing channel that delivers a $44 to $1 return on investment and has the highest customer engagement rates of any marketing strategy.

Watch our new video! eTargetMedia’s – 5 Tips for Writing Effective Email Marketing Messages

One of the most important elements of any email marketing campaign is writing effective marketing messages that are optimized to engage your customers and generate results. You will drive more leads/sales from your email messages if your email message is relevant to your customers needs and shopping preferences and has a purpose to motivate the customer to act on your email. Things like prominent call to actions, email personalization and engaging subject lines can all help boost your email marketing campaigns. Here are the 5 most important tips for writing effective email marketing messages.

 

eTargetMedia – 5 Tips for Writing Effective Email Marketing Messages

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One of the most important elements of any email marketing campaign is writing effective marketing messages that are optimized to engage your customers and generate results. You will drive more leads/sales from your email messages if your email message is relevant to your customers needs and shopping preferences and has a purpose to motivate the customer to act on your email. Things like prominent call to actions, email personalization and engaging subject lines can all help boost your email marketing campaigns. Here are eTargetMedia’s 5 most important tips for writing effective email marketing messages.

b1Get to the Point
Make sure your email marketing messages have a clear purpose. Your email copy should be short and to the point to optimize customer engagement. Email inboxes are more crowded than ever so it’s really important to grab your customer’s attention with concise offers that clearly outline what you are trying to pitch.

 

b2Use Engaging Subject Lines
Entice your customers with an engaging subject line. Your subject line is the driving force behind whether your email recipients open your message or not. You need to create powerful subject lines that will motivate your customers to open the email. If your subject line fails to grab your customer’s attention, they may automatically delete the email and even if they open it, they may not give it their full attention.

 

b3Personalize Your Email Marketing Messages
Include personalized content in your email marketing messages to make the email recipient feel like they are important to your business. This could include adding the person’s first name or a special promotion that is unique to them. You can also use customer segmenting to customize content to different consumer clusters. This can go a long way towards building customer brand loyalty.

 

b4Use Optimized Preheader Text as an Extension of Your Subject Line
Preheader text is the short line of text at the top of your email that follows the subject line when an email is viewed in the inbox. Many email clients display preheader text to summarize the email to the receiver before they open it. Consumers often use the subject line and preheader text to decide whether or not to open your campaign. Keep your preheader text between 40-50 characters and make it compelling.

 

b5Include a Strong Call to Action
The most successful emails include strong call to actions (CTAs). Make sure your email recipients know what you want them to do. Action verbs such as click here, order now, shop now, call now or sign up will encourage your customers to take the next step. Also, make sure you put your call to action in a prominent place and test different CTAs to see what generates the highest results.

 

eTargetMedia has the knowledge and experience to implement a comprehensive email marketing strategy that will produce measurable results in traffic, customer acquisition, and revenues. eTargetMedia’s services include online and offline direct marketing, including; Targeted Email Lists, Postal Lists, Email Append and Creative Services. Learn more at www.eTargetMedia.com

Improve Your Subject Lines and Increase Open Rates

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Email marketing is stronger than ever, delivering the highest engagement, acquisition, retention and conversion rates of any digital marketing strategy. The key for any company to achieve email success is standing out from the crowd with strong email subject lines, creative headlines and personalized content that resonates with consumers. The first goal of any email campaign is to get consumers to open the email and one of the most important elements of measuring your email campaign success is tracking your email open rates. Here are 6 ways to motivate your subscribers to open your email messages.

b1Create Engaging Subject Lines
Your subject line is the customer’s first impression of any email message. The subject line needs to engage customers to motivate them to open your email. A/B splits and creative testing are the most effective ways to create strong, engaging subject lines that resonate with customers. Aim for a short and personalized subject line and test, test, test.

 

b1Personalize Your From Lines
Email recipients check email from lines to see if they know the person sending the message. Using a company name for the from line is a great way to reach customers who are already familiar with you but consider using a person’s name from your company to make the from line more personal and increase chances of the email being opened.

 

b1Avoid Spam Filters
Email filters are becoming more sophisticated. If your message ends up in the spam folder, your open rates will be severely affected. Avoid using subject lines that will trigger spam filters. Don’t use subject lines in ALL CAPS or the words free, sale, deal, discount, coupon or special offer.

 

b1Segment Your Email Lists
Segmenting your email list can help ensure that you are sending relevant content to email subscribers. You can segment your list by purchasing preferences, interests, time since last purchase and more. By segmenting your list into groups of similar customers, you’ll be able to send highly relevant content to each subscriber group and improve your open rates.

 

b1Write Directly to Your Customer
Emails are much more likely to be opened if it sounds like the email is written directly to the customer. Use the email recipient’s first name in your subject line or email opening to increase open and engagement rates. This level of familiarity will keep your customers opening your email messages in the future.

 

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You must know your target audience’s email habits to determine what the best time to reach them is. The middle of the week during business hours is typically the best time to reach consumers with targeted email messages. Track your email data including open rates to determine email open and engagement patterns that will lead to open rate success.

 
Incorporate these strategies into your next email marketing campaign to improve your open rates, increase customer engagement and conversions and maximize your ROI.

Email Marketing is Stronger than Ever!

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Think email marketing is dead? Think again!

Email marketing is still one of the most powerful digital marketing channels and email marketing success rates are stronger than ever. Email marketing is the only marketing channel that delivers a $44 to $1 return on investment and has the highest customer engagement rates of any marketing strategy.

Here are a few important facts that prove email marketing is stronger than ever:

– Top marketers consistently give email the highest marks when it comes to achieving marketing goals.

– Email marketing beats social media, search engine optimization, paid search, display advertising, content marketing and mobile marketing in customer engagement and conversion rates.

– Email marketing is regarded as the most effective marketing channel for building brand and product awareness, improving customer acquisition and retention and increasing conversions.

– 76% of U.S. companies see the potential of email marketing over the next 5 years.

– Email marketing conversion rates are at least three times that of social media conversion rates, according to a Forbes report.

– Email delivers a far greater share of acquired customers than social media (nearly 40x that of Facebook and Twitter combined).

– Smart phones, watches and tablets have led to increased email use as consumers can check email on the go and 64% of consumers read their email via mobile devices. That number is predicted to grow 23% this year.

These facts prove the importance of email in customer engagement, acquisition, retention and conversion. Email marketing is still the best way to reach customers effectively.