A prospect has opened your email and clicked through to your promotion. That means you have successfully created an effective subject line and email. But don’t celebrate quite yet. Now comes perhaps the most challenging step in the process – getting prospects to follow through by taking the action you want, whether it’s to sign up, opt in or make a purchase. In this month’s feature – the final article in a 3-part FulcrumTech series on optimizing the response to your email campaign – we take a look at promotional landing pages and provide important ways to help you maximize conversion rates.
Is your email marketing program all it can be? It may be time to take a step back and review key areas of your email program. To help, we offer up the most important email performance issues that we typically address during an audit. Plus, we provide a few improvement ideas that can help quickly boost your email marketing effectiveness.
There’s no doubt about it – the number of people using mobile devices to access their email and the Web is rapidly exploding. You need only to look around such areas as airport waiting areas, subways and buses, coffee shops and shopping malls, to see it for yourself – people engrossed in silent conversations, their thumbs tapping away on handheld gadgets. Until recently business professionals were the primary group using this technology. However, now more and more consumers are getting in on the act, too, as web-enabled phones and mobile devices like the Blackberry become increasingly affordable.
Prospects and clients sometimes come to me in frustration about an email newsletter, a Web site, or a Web page that just isn’t doing the job. They believe they’ve crafted a really appealing offer, but there are so few takers, and they are wondering why?
Just last week, a prospect called me to say that his firm’s newsletter wasn’t generating the leads he was expecting. When we talked through the problem, it became quite clear that there was no value proposition, no compelling solution or offer, and no clear call to action. As it turned out, my prospect was missing the boat on the fundamental success factors for developing a successful landing page. The good news is that by knowing what he was missing, he could take the necessary steps to fix his program.
A recent MarketingSherpa study found that 78% of business to business (B2B) marketers see the impact of email continuing to increase; for consumer marketers, it’s 69%. We can’t emphasize it enough, however – there are many variables that will determine if your email campaign delivers the results you’re expecting – whether these campaigns are retention, transactional or prospecting based.
What can you do to create a well thought out and executed email campaign? Read this article and we’ll introduce you to 7 important factors to consider when planning your next email marketing campaign.