Are you looking for some creative inspiration and expert tips to help improve your email marketing campaigns this Black Friday? Our Ultimate Guide to Black Friday Email Marketing has all you need to ensure you deliver killer Black Friday email campaigns! Get key tactics, industry insights and top brand examples from major retailers.
When composing email marketing subject lines, templates and landing pages, marketers will use their knowledge, skills, research and instinct to create content for subscribers. But how many are testing their content? Split testing should occur at every phase and process of email marketing, otherwise there's too much guesswork involved.
CRO (conversion rate optimisation) is a marketing term often used in relation to website pages and UX (user experience) design. However, CRO can be applied to any marketing channel, throughout the different stages of the buyer’s journey. In email marketing, the importance of open rates can be overstated. Click-through rates and conversions are still the key metrics to judge success.
Marketers and thought leaders often talk about the need to integrate channels, especially connecting email marketing with social networks. However, it's often focused on how email marketing can help build your social media presence.
Here is a scenario: You have a decent-sized subscriber list, quality content and an efficient ESP, but your open rates are lower than expected. How much time has your marketing team spent on composing email subject lines? Likely not enough. Your email subject lines are hugely significant in your engagement strategy and effective subject lines have a big impact on boosting open rates and click-throughs.
What is the best way to keep your customers engaged with your brand? Nurturing customer releationships. How can businesses best nurture their customers? By delivering relevant content at the right times. This is why email marketing remains the most effective marketing channel to nurture customer relationships, as you can deliver tailored content direct to subscriber inboxes.
Once you've grabbed your subscribers' attention and they're opening your marketing emails, you need to do everything you can to convince viewers to click on links, consume content and click on calls to action.
Calls to action (CTAs) are crucial elements of successful digital marketing campaigns. Whatever industry your business sits in, your marketing content and web pages need to carry clear, relevant and click-worthy CTAs. Optimising calls to action is a multi-layered process, which requires psychological research, as well as strategic tactics and testing.
A recent Retail Week carried out a study looking at consumer behaviours and their browsing patterns. The research covered 1,000 UK consumers aged 18 and older and revealed some intriguing insights into the correlation between browsing and buying.
Whatever level of marketing your brand is using for building awareness, driving conversions or attracting new customers to your business, producing engaging content is paramount. Keeping customers engaged with your content is the best way to retain customer loyalty and maintain long-term interest in your products and services.
Despite the plethora of social media channels and digital marketing tools available, email marketing still leads the way in terms of conversion rates. For purchases made as a result of receiving a marketing message, email has the highest conversion rate (66%), compared to social, direct mail and other channels.