As the public became more familiar with electronic communication, mass mail marketing campaigns gave way to email marketing campaigns. If you worked in marketing before the social media boom, you would surely remember the days when email was the main platform for marketing.
Email marketing is not spam. Nor is it a personal note from a former colleague. It’s something in between. Your customers don’t give away their personal information lightly, and if the information is used correctly, email marketing can be both a relationship-building tool and a profit-making tool.
You should use email to strengthen an existing relationship with your subscribers and prospects by providing relevant and valuable information that will help them act to achieve their goals.
That’s right; email marketing isn’t just about you or your business. It is about addressing the customers with respect and dignity. If you keep this golden rule in mind, your subscribers will not only read your emails, and they’ll be eager to hear from you every time.
Here are some strategies for email campaigns that would help in obtaining leads:
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Write email campaigns that get results
Email marketing campaigns are devised on how customers view each component of the emails, starting with the subject line. Media headlines grab your attention and allow you to listen longer or read further. A meaningful subject line for an email delivers the same oomph. Subject lines should be relevant, interesting, and authentic.
Journalism students especially can quickly learn how the inverted pyramid style of writing gives readers the most important information first. The rest of the paragraph or article supports the initial information or offers additional detail. Your email marketing clients will respond to the same style of writing. They want the big news first because they often read your emails while commuting or at work. If they want the details, they’ll proofread the email right before they buy.
Keep your emails simple and minimal. Just like a crisp, ironed business suit sends a professional message, a clean and uncluttered email lets consumers know you are a thorough professional. If you can’t make a professional-looking email, look for professional-looking templates or an email marketing firm that can help you out. Be aware of your goal. Each of your emails should have a clear purpose, like educating your customer, asking for referrals, or getting them to follow your company’s social media platforms.
Engage your email readers with short, relevant content
Verbosity and fluff have no place in email marketing campaigns. Reveal your goal upfront and explain how your goal relates to the customer to make a connection. Choose large fonts in an easy-to-read style. Your readers may be people who constantly read while on the go, or they may have poor eyesight. You’ll want them to read and scan the email.
Quickly move your email wording to your call-to-action section and make the action you want them to take super clear. Try to think about how the emails in your inbox grab your attention and which one’s make you click delete.
Create personalized emails for cold prospects from all sources
The main sources that I get our leads from are our blogs, organic traffic, pay-per-click ads, and sellers. No matter where you look for your prospects, use multiple personalized email channels based on those prospects’ needs. Then categorize them and put them in the correct automated messaging chain. This aspect places them in your sales funnel to warm them up and prepare them for sales.
Generate leads from blogs
Our prospects love our informative blog posts. Use blogs as an opportunity to send related articles to targeted customers. This approach kicks off the possibility of a call to action by encouraging them to contact you.
Move warm emails to warm leads and make the sale
It’s important to pay as much attention to your warm leads as to your cold leads. When our emails go from the cold list to the warm list, I have a specific email to nurture the relationship and make it a little warmer. Include thoughtful testimonials to help gain credibility. After sending the warm email, follow up with a second email asking if they are still looking for your services. Include a sales offer or coupon to bring the prospect closer to a sale.
Email marketing has long been a proven method of generating leads. This approach continues to enjoy a sound track record despite the rise of social media platforms. Email marketing remains an effective way to generate leads at a reasonable cost. One thing that hasn’t changed with email marketing is that you need to be strategic about phrasing each part of marketing emails. One of the best things about email subscriptions today is that you can count on your prospects having some level of interest in your product or service that encourages them to sign up for your email list.