Email Marketing

Episode 8: Email Marketing Nurture

Why Email Marketing is the Most Valuable Tool in Your Business and how to Segment and Sequence Your List to Create Massive Community Engagement

The email marketing is no longer the unknown and complex concept aimed at large qualified companies. Email marketing is, today, the main jewel in the crown of current Digital Marketing campaigns; large, medium, small businesses, online stores, blogs, forums. Much of the success that the projects or businesses reap annually is based on an optimal mailing campaign. The email marketing is a digital marketing strategy aimed at sending emails to users, customers and suppliers translating them relevant information, offers, discounts, ideas, etc.

Why via Email? Because despite the progress of technologies, emails are read and consulted by millions of users every day. As simple and complex as making an attractive subject, it is enough for the user to read your email and with it the information you want to offer. The main factors that you promote when developing a proper email marketing campaign are the following:

  • Customer relationship. The relationship with users improves, strengthening the links generating trust and visibility of our brand.
  • Loyalty and Monitoring. The periodic updated and useful information contributes, with the passage of time, the loyalty of your brand adding subscribers and potential clients.
  • The presence of your brand, services, products, is present at all times, making you a real option for the user.

Email marketing has everything, not only is it economical, but it is also very effective. It is much more effective than social networks. Therefore, it is the best tool since it provides a very high ROI. Do not forget that for this, you must have a good strategy well defined. You must try to open the vast majority of your mail, which is why it is so important to have your database worked on, keep it up to date, make periodic cleanings and get to know your users as much as possible. Quality is much more important than quantity, do not forget it.

How to Segment Your list to Create Massive Community Engagement

Surely you’ve heard about segmenting your subscriber list is vital to your email marketing strategy. The question is: How do you segment your list? Below are ways to do so:

Geography

Knowing where your contacts live can be very powerful information. For example, if your business is a physical store, it does not make much sense to send offers to people who do not reside in your city. Or if you have a franchise, it is better to segment your lists by zip code. This way, you will make sure that you are not trespassing on another person’s territory, or send advertising to a region where your organization still does not offer any kind of service.

Age

Anyone of any age can access the Internet today. Which means you can send an email to a college student, a retiree, or even a small child. Segment by age is very useful to eliminate those people who are not among your target audience or to adjust the type of message you want to convey.

Gender

Just as you communicate differently with a retiree than with a college student, you can also adjust your words and offers according to the gender of your recipients. If you hаvе a wide rаngе of products, уоu can ѕеgmеnt уоur list in thіѕ wау аnd reinforce it with other demographic аnd рѕусhоgrарhіс details аѕ wеll.

Type of organization

Are your customers franchises? Non-profit organizations? E-commerce? SMEs? All of them have different needs, and as such, the contents of your emails must be different.

Industry

If you are selling your products or services to other businesses, these may belong to different industries. Knowing the industry of your potential clients will allow you to add another level of personalization to your email marketing campaigns.

Frequency of purchase

Segment your email list based on how often someone makes a purchase. Not only can you try to increase this frequency, but you can also reward frequent buyers with an invitation to your loyalty program.

Customers who refer other customers

Consider creating a segment on your email list with customers who repeatedly refer other customers to your business. These are the main defenders of your brand and should receive emails with information about loyalty programs, discounts for referring a friend, and even samples of new products on which you want to receive feedback.

All these segmentation options have a common goal, to adapt your messages according to the type of target customer you want to reach. This way your email marketing campaigns will be much more effective, and your effort will have been worth it.

Episode 7: Email Marketing Set Up

Create a Highly Converting Email Marketing Sequence!

Wеlсоmе еmаіlѕ аrе асtіvаtеd еmаіlѕ thаt ѕеrvе tо іnfоrm nеw uѕеrѕ аbоut уоur ѕubѕсrірtіоn. Fіll оut thе ѕubѕсrірtіоn fоrm оn уоur wеbѕіtе, hоmераgе оr Facebook раgе, асtіng аѕ a trіggеr. Aftеr thаt, thе wеlсоmе еmаіl іѕ ѕеnt to thе еmаіl оf thе nеw ѕubѕсrіbеr. Mоѕt соmраnіеѕ use wеlсоmе еmаіlѕ tо сrеаtе a роѕіtіvе іmрrеѕѕіоn оf уоur brаnd аnd gеnеrаtе a rеlаtіоnѕhір wіth thе new сuѕtоmеr. These emails may contain the following information:

  • A guide to use the features of the product/service.
  • An offer of special bonuses for new subscribers to encourage the first purchase.
  • Establish the expectations of the email campaign of the company.
  • A possibility to establish preferences for the frequency of email and the types of content that subscribers wish to receive.
  • An invitation to join the social networking pages of the company.
  • A call to action that leads directly to the e-commerce/blog.
  • Some information for new subscribers, within the scope of activity of the company that you may find useful.

Therefore, when new contacts subscribe to your list, you want to welcome them to the group with an email. So, a welcome email is the first friendly exchange between your company and a new subscriber. Set the tone for future communications and encourage new members to get involved with your business, that’s the importance.

All mаrkеtіng еxреrtѕ recommend nоt оnlу ѕеndіng wеlсоmе еmаіlѕ, but аlѕо mаkіng thе best uѕе оf thеm аnd сrеаtіng a perfect first brаnd еxреrіеnсе. Wеlсоmе еmаіlѕ аrе аn іmроrtаnt раrt оf thе ѕtrаtеgу tо increase сuѕtоmеr lоуаltу іn еmаіl mаrkеtіng саmраіgnѕ.

To help you create an effective welcome email, we leave you what would be the structure of a good one that connects with subscribers from the first moment.

Welcome note

Welcome emails should begin with a warm introduction that reflects the personality of your company. For example, you can present an excellent introductory message thanking new subscribers for making the company part of their graduation day, if that is the case. You can write something simple like, “Welcome to our email list” or “Thank you for signing up to receive our emails.” There is no right or wrong way to welcome new guests; make sure it is conversational and adapts to the voice of your company.

Advantages of your email list

After giving a welcome note, it continues to reinforce a subscriber’s decision to subscribe to your emails. An easy way to do this is to offer a quick “list of advantages,” which tells subscribers why joining your email list was a great idea. For example, you can do an excellent job explaining the benefits of registering in your emails, showing the subscription benefits in digestible cartoons.

Discount

By offering a discount or some gift, you create goodwill between your company and your new subscribers. So, after offering the advantages of subscribing to your list, you can tempt them to make purchases.

Clear CTA

Each welcome email should have a clear call to action. Thе соlоr muѕt dіѕtіnguіѕh the CTA, bесаuѕе thе buttоn, іnѕtеаd of hуреrlіnkеd tеxt, mаkеѕ іt рrеvаlеnt. Alѕо, уоu must соnvеу urgеnсу. Thе wоrdѕ “Buу nоw” іnѕріrе rесіріеntѕ tо асt іmmеdіаtеlу.

Eye-catching images of the product or service

When you welcome your new contacts, it is good to put your product or service in front and the center. After all, your new subscriber asked you to know more about your business or product when you subscribe. Give them what they want. Use images to show your products in the most striking way possible as part of the structure of your welcome email.

If it’s a service-based business or a non-profit organization, try to use attractive images or evoke emotions that relate to your business. Highlight a successful and happy customer; include a photo of your team or volunteers (Who does not like a warm welcome?). Show before and after images, or use clean, flat, simple and complementary color graphics.

Conclusion

The perfect welcome email does not exist, but it is important to start your new relationship with the client immediately, expressing your sincere gratitude. Then, consider some of the above formulas to increase engagement as you develop the relationship. That way, you will you able to generate new leads. However, remember that new user relationships often start with a professional homepage that excited them with their offer or brand in the first place.