eTargetMedia – Winning Strategies for Holiday Email Campaigns

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4 Do’s and Don’ts for Holiday Email Marketing Success

The holidays are the busiest time of the year for both consumers and brands. Consumers are busy shopping and brands are in full gear invading consumer’s inboxes with holiday promotions. With so many holiday emails being sent, how can brands stand out, get noticed and make an impact on their audience?

Successful holiday email campaign planning should start early but even if you are late to the game, there are a number of strategies you can implement quickly into your campaigns to make sure your holiday emails are engaging your customers and prospects.

Here are our holiday email marketing do’s and don’ts that can help you win at the holiday email marketing game.

DO USE SHORT SUBJECT LINES THAT MOTIVATE AN OPEN

The subject line is the most important element of an email message. It gives consumers the deciding factor on whether they are going to open the email message or not. Consumers prefer short subject lines with research showing that subject lines containing four to five words receive the highest engagement and open rates.

DO PREACH YOUR DIFFERENCES

With so many holiday emails and shopping choices, it’s important to constantly remind your customers and audience of why they should choose to shop with you and not go to another store. If you offer free shipping, free returns, extended returns, price guarantees, or value added services, include these in your email messages so customers are aware of them.

DO INCLUDE A PROMOTIONAL OFFER

Holiday shoppers are looking for discounts and sales in their emails. Offering special gifts with purchases, exclusive sales for email subscribers, in-store only discounts and limited time offers can help motivate customers to make a purchase from you and keeps consumers opening their emails through the holiday season.

DO OPTIMIZE FOR MOBILE

It should be no surprise that mobile email open rates have surpassed desktop email opens and click through rates on mobile and desktop devices are about equal. Optimizing your email creative for mobile devices helps deliver the best user experience across all devices and platforms.

DON’T BLOW UP THE INBOX

While it can be tempting to send out emails everyday, research shows that customer engagement actually drops with higher send frequencies. Data shows that brands who send one email per week had the highest engagement rates compared to brands who sent out two to three emails a week.

DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE

Many consumers start their holiday shopping early so don’t wait until the last minute to send out your holiday email campaigns. If you are trying to target last minute shoppers, it’s still a good strategy to start sending out your email messages early with follow up offers later in the season.

DON’T FORGET CALLS TO ACTION

Sometimes the most overlooked but most important element of the email message is the call to action. A strong call to action can help motivate consumers to take the next step. The email message should include multiple calls to action to help increase customer engagement.

DON’T FORGET TO PERSONALIZE

With all the data you can gather from customers today, marketers are sitting on a goldmine of information that can be leveraged to send personalized, relevant and timely email messages. Don’t do a batch and blast holiday campaign. Personalize your holiday offers to boost engagement.

eTargetMedia’s Email List Database Grows to 200 Million Consumers and 15 Million + Business Professionals, Adding Additional Selects and Targeting Capabilities

eTargetMedia, a leading provider of Email Lists, Postal Lists, Data Append and Creative Solutions announced that it’s email marketing list database has grown to over 200 million consumers and 15 million + business decision makers this year. The email database has increased by over 50 million consumers and now includes a multitude of additional selects and targeting capabilities, including more demographic, psychographic, and lifestyle selects than ever before.

eTargetMedia’s proprietary database includes virtually every U.S. household and U.S. Business, including extensive data that spans demographics, psychographics, geographics, lifestyle choices, shopping habits, spend behavior, and beyond. The database contains only opt-in subscribers and is fully CAN-SPAM compliant.

“We are constantly working on adding responsive, opt-in consumers and business professionals to our email list database,” stated Harris Kreichman, Managing Partner of eTargetMedia. “Our email database now includes more selectivity and diversity than ever before. With our unrivaled consumer and B2B data, we can help marketers find the perfect target audience at a level that other companies can’t.”

eTargetMedia’s targeted email marketing campaigns help companies across a variety of industries reach and acquire new potential customers, increase sales and improve their email ROI. eTargetMedia has 20 years of experience in the industry and has managed successful email and direct mail campaigns for some of the world’s top brands including Mercedes Benz, Alcon, MetLife, Marriott, AARP, P&G, TGI Fridays, Anthem, Sony and more.

eTargetMedia, based in South Florida, provides Email Lists, Postal Lists, Data Append and Creative Solutions to a wide variety of direct marketing customers. eTargetMedia is a member of the Data and Marketing Association. Visit eTargetMedia online at http://www.eTargetMedia.com.

8 Statistics that Prove Email Marketing is Alive and Growing

8statsemail-headerEmail marketing has been around a long time and it’s success continues to grow year after year. According to the latest Email Statistics Report from the Radicati Group, people will send and receive 281 billion emails per day this year and 3.8 billion email users are expected worldwide by the end of the year. According to the DMA, more than 85% of US adults use email and 99% of those users use it everyday. Email is the preferred communication tool for both marketers and consumers with consumers stating that they prefer email for communicating with the brands that they do business with over all other marketing channels. Email marketing is evolving and email marketers will continue to see great performance and opportunities ahead of them. Here are our top 8 statistics that prove email marketing is alive and growing.

1 Email Marketing Delivers a Strong ROI
According to a report by the DMA and Demand Metric, email delivers a median ROI of 122%, which is more than four times higher than other marketing channels including social media at 28%, direct mail at 27%, paid search at 25% and display advertising at 18%.

2 Email Has the Lowest Cost Per Acquisition
According to the DMA’s Statistical Fact Book, email has the lowest CPA per dollar spent at $10.23. Email’s CPA also beat social media at $21.95, direct mail at $23.75, paid search at $21.50 and display advertising at $19.50.

3 Email Open Rates Are Increasing Steadily Year After Year
Email open rates have increased steadily over the past six years. Email open rates are the strongest they have ever been at 28.8%, according to the North American Email Benchmarks and Trends Report.

4 Email Is an Important Tool for Attracting New Customers
Email marketing is the single most important channel for attracting new customers. Email has the highest acquisition rate of all digital and offline marketing channels at 87%, according to a study from NAPCO Research & Target Marketing

5 Email Has the Highest Customer Retention Rates of All Digital and Offline Marketing
Email marketing delivers the highest customer retention rates at 90%, out-performing all other marketing channels including TV, radio, direct mail, mobile marketing, search, digital media and social media marketing, according to NAPCO Research & Target Marketing.

6 Millennials Prefer Email When Connecting with Brands
Over 73% of millennials chose email as their preferred communication method when connecting with the brands they do business with. Millennials even stated that they prefer connecting with brands through email over social media, according to a study from Adestra.

7 Mobile Email Opens Have Grown by 180% in the Past Three Years
The increase in smart phone use is helping email to evolve and stay relevant in today’s mobile world. More email is read on mobile devices than on desktop email clients. Over 55% of email opens occur on smart phones and tablets which is an increase of over 180% in the past three years.

8 Email Has the Largest Reach
Over 3 Billion email accounts are in use today and email is used across all generations. There’s no marketing channel with a wider reach than email.

Email is getting smarter everyday and shows no signs of slowing down. Email will continue to improve and continue to deliver strong ROI and results in the future. As more investments are made in the technology, email will get even better and be even more effective for both marketers and consumers. Visit us online at http://www.etargetmedia.com.

Watch our new video to learn more about eTargetMedia and the benefits of email marketing.

 

eTargetMedia stands for excellence in email marketing solutions. We have over 20 years of industry expertise and deliver strategic and impactful results to our clients. We are a long-term DMA Trusted Member and are Fully CAN-SPAM compliant. Our company has an unmatched commitment to email strategy and execution that is unrivaled in the industry.

eTargetMedia brings together multi-channel marketing solutions that include a combination of superior data, excellent customer service, cutting edge technology and engaging creative solutions that help clients across all industries better identify and understand their customers, build brand loyalty, drive traffic of highly qualified leads and increase sales, revenue and ROI.

When you work with eTargetMedia, you get the hands on and personal service of a boutique agency with the highest quality data and email technology found in the industry.

Think Email is Dead? Think Again!

Email ROI beats all other digital marketing channels. eMarketer reports that email marketing produces the highest ROI at 122% which is over four times higher than other marketing channels including social media, search, and display ads. Email marketing also has the highest customer acquisition rates and delivers the highest conversion rates of any media.

Contact eTargetMedia today to find out how we can help you build a successful email strategy that increases sales and ROI. Call us at 1-800-805-3282, email us at info@eTargetMedia.com or visit us online at www.eTargetMedia.com.

 

 

 

Email or Postal Mail? Integrate them Both to Maximize Results!

Every smart marketer knows that email marketing is the top digital marketing channel, producing the highest median ROI at 122%, according to eMarketer. Email also has the highest customer acquisition and retention rates as well as the highest click through rates. Email is a strong revenue producer that can take your digital marketing strategy to the next level but what about direct mail?

Direct Mail Remains Alive

Direct mail also has the potential to deliver leads, sales and a high return on investment. According to the DMA, the spend on direct mail is up and this may be due to the fact that marketers are coming to the realization that integrating a direct mail campaign with your email and digital marketing strategy can help your overall marketing efforts succeed even further. Direct mail has a great impact because it offers a tangible experience for the customer but the most successful marketing campaigns deliver multiple exposures to the same messaging in a wide variety of channels so the direct mail strategy can reinforce your digital strategy and vice versa.

How to Integrate Email and Postal Mail

Consumers are on multiple platforms everyday. Marketing campaigns that integrate direct mail with one or more digital media can experience a 118% lift in response rate compared to using direct mail only. Brands should integrate the same content within their email and postal campaigns so the messaging resonates with the customer across all digital and traditional channels, keeping the customer engaged throughout the campaign. Some strategies that can help email and direct mail work together include using direct mail to connect with email non-responders, using direct mail to prospect customers and then following up with an email, and injecting direct mail into automated email campaigns which could include sending a postcard or mailer to a prospect after an email results in a landing page sign up, download or sale.

Visit eTargetMedia at http://www.eTargetMedia.com for more information.

eTargetMedia – Email Marketing Helps Build a Successful Cross Promotion Strategy

eTargetMedia released a new report that outlines how email marketing can help build a successful cross promotion strategy for brands across all industries. Every business wants to attract new customers and there is no channel as powerful as email marketing in building strong customer relationships and growing a loyal following. The report includes tips on how to integrate email marketing into a brand’s cross promotion strategy to build a brand’s online and social media influence.

Email marketing is the strongest marketing channel when it comes to customer acquisition and sales with a 44:1 ROI or $44 for every $1 spent, according to the DMA. Most consumers make their buying decisions based on information from multiple channels so using email as a part of a cross promotion strategy gives brands more power in reaching new customers and can take a brand’s marketing to the next level.

Brands who are interested in learning more about how to use email marketing to build a successful cross promotion strategy can download the report at http://www.eTargetMedia.com. Included in the report are tips on how to write attractive headlines and subject lines, how to encourage people to sign up for your email lists via social media, how to correctly integrate social media profiles into email marketing messages and much more.

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Email Marketing Sees Growth in 2017

eTarget Media Email Marketing Growth

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.