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Email marketing! yes, you read that correctly as email marketing is literally a “Blast from the Past” marketing solution that had proved effectiveness over past decades and will remain effective in the future.
You’re wondering why email marketing is a cost-effective marketing solution and that is because of many reasons including:
When deciding to launch a marketing campaign, the first issue to focus on selecting suitable marketing channels with effective solutions to communicate with your business target audience and acceptable expected ROI to avoid wasting valuable time & resources.
We have explained how effective email marketing campaigns for many business goals including generating leads and transforming leads to customers & customers to loyal customers but that is not the end as we will discuss step by step how to launch effective email marketing campaigns to take advantage of one of the most effective digital marketing solutions.
Every day you delete or mark emails as spam for your email inbox and the same of all email active users due to many reasons including lame subject lines, invaluable content and having no interest in what these emails are promoting.
The case is the same for your business email marketing campaigns as you need to excel your campaigns from A-Z to avoid losing potential leads or current customers due to failing to deliver your business message in a compelling way to the targeted audience.
By the end of this guide you’ll be ready to start your business successful email marketing campaign achieving all predefined desired goals.
7 steps to run a successful email marketing campaign:
All different marketing campaigns including email marketing campaigns are expected to be a failed one without a well-crafted strategy that defines main important aspects including:
Once you defined all mentioned aspects, you’ll be ready to go further in your journey to achieve the desired goals.
You’re a guest in your potential leads and customers email account inbox but you’ll need the permission to be there at first and that’s why you need to avoid buying email lists and start building your email list carefully from scratch through the following solutions:
The most successful solution to generate email leads is opt-in forms on your business website that are easy to fill and get permission to address potential leads with customized emails.
11 effective placements to add your opt-in (signup) forms in your website:
Encourage targeted audience to subscribe in your email list using a lead magnet that offers value for different segments and a lead magnet could be:
Or anything else when it’s free, valuable, interesting, relevant, solves a problem, easy to use and consume.
Optimize your opt-in (signup) forms to encourage more leads to subscribe by:
Customizing the message in your email marketing campaign is an intelligent approach to use as sending the same content for all subscribers will decrease emails open rate, click-through-rate (CTR) & conversions and increase unsubscribe rate from potential leads who received disturbing emails that add no value.
Each segment should receive customized & personalized content that suits their interests and positions in your sales funnel.
Potential segments of your email list subscribers could be:
Once you defined segments of your email list, you’ll be able to craft customized messages that increase open rate and desired conversions.
The healthy open rate is between 20% to 40% of emails sent but many campaigns fail to even reach that percentage and all efforts and resources devoted in your email marketing campaign will be wasted with no actual return.
To improve your emails open rate, you should consider executing the following tips:
Once you reached an acceptable open rate, the next step is to engage subscribers with optimized valuable content and professional visual outlay.
The critical phase is when your emails are opened as your emails content and design will define the percentage of engagement with your campaign and if potential leads will go further in your sales funnel and complete desired conversions or delete your future emails and unsubscribe from your email list.
Email marketing content types are:
To optimize your email marketing campaigns content, perform the following tips:
Every segment and phase in your sales funnel will require to create customized personalized content to increase CTR and desired conversions and decrease unsubscribe rate.
Once you have built your email list, divided subscribers into segments and created content suitable for each phase in relationship with your prospects (Leads –> Active subscribers –> Customers –> Loyal customers –> Brand advocates), you should now use Autoresponder email series to engage subscribers with email customized to follow specific triggered actions including:
Many email marketing services providers offer “Autoresponder” option to its clients including:
Through sequenced email series based on each subscriber engagement and behavior, you’ll be able to guide subscribers further in your sales funnel plus promoting cross-sells & up-sells.
Suitable chosen email marketing performance metrics will define the quality and effectiveness of your email campaigns regarding:
Focus on the following email marketing performance metrics to define your campaigns’ weaknesses and improve performance:
Add Google Analytics tracking code to your email marketing campaigns to track and analyze the subscribers’ traffic on your website and respond to their behavior with suitable emails.
Email marketing is a long-term journey that requires commitment, patience to perform many tests & drive desired results, skills in creating suitable content to communicate better with your potential leads & current customers and to be aligned with other marketing campaigns on different platforms.
Start collaborating with your in-house internal marketing team or seek help from professional marketing agency specialized in providing email marketing solutions to achieve an average of 4400% return on investment (ROI) when you launch successful email marketing campaigns.
Contact us today to start your business email marketing campaign