Posts Tagged ‘Email marketing’
Editor’s note: This post was written by Francois Bondiguel, who works for Vend, a point-of-sale, inventory, and customer loyalty software that helps over 12,000 retailers manage and grow their business. Connect with Francois on Google+ and LinkedIn.
Email marketing hasn’t changed since 2005 – not in principle. You craft a message you think your audience will love, you affix an attention-grabbing headline, and then you wait, and wait, and wait some more.
The basic problem with this approach is that, while it’s faster than waiting for snail-mail, it can still be slow-going. But, that might all be changing now with Google’s updates to its Gmail service. Read More
Email marketing is still a powerful marketing and blog promotion tool despite the changes in the ways we communicate online. Although we’re seeing where social media is rapidly evolving the medium and effectiveness of conversations, email still has a place in reaching responsive audiences and building relationships. The trick to email marketing, and practically every other form of marketing online, is that we have to start respecting the medium, the process and the people we see as our users, readers and potential clients.
To market your blog successfully you’ll have to get out of the mindset of treating subscribers and readers of your blogs as mere users or statistics and start thinking of every single reader as a valued client with whom you value and are building a relationship. Email marketing is relationship building, not mass marketing like television ads. This attitude flows into all aspects of your blogging business and will reap greater rewards as you invest more in building relationships. It’s just that simple. Yet however simple the concept may be, it still requires patience and a long-term vision since no serious relationship is built overnight. Read More
There is no question about the fact that e-mail marketing will be an ever effective medium to build a space online. It is a proven, effective technique that promises high returns on your investments. Mails promoting various brands are frequently found in our e-mail inbox. The number of mails landing in inboxes is increasing everyday.
E-mail tops the list of active accounts and users with 2.9 billion in 2012. The number of active e-mail accounts is three times the users of Facebook and Twitter combined at that time. The total posts on Facebook when added with tweets is just 0.2% of the number of e-mails sent each day (excluding spam mails). Thus the growing importance of social media will not lead to decrement in the importance and use of e-mail. Nor will e-mail marketing be much affected by increase in marketing activity on social networks. The DMA report says that the ROI of e-mail marketing is 4000%. The key factors behind the success of e-mail marketing are:
We all are well aware about the importance, dos- don’ts and basic etiquettes associated with email marketing. But one question that intrigued and amazed me was why this marketing option enjoys the monopoly in the social marketing world. True, it has the ability and scope to reach out and engage maximum customers but so does the other online marketing tools. Then where does the difference lie? To discuss it and compare it with other marketing tools, here are few points that deserve consideration: Read More