In today’s vast marketing landscape, many companies overlook one of their most powerful assets: email. If you’re reading this email, it means you’ve opened it, recognizing its potential value (which we hope it delivers!). If you’re considering or already using email as a marketing tool, here are some essential do’s and don’ts to enhance your effectiveness:
- Obtain permission from recipients before sending emails. Canadian law dictates you must remove someone after 2 years of them not interacting with you.
- Craft compelling emails with clear calls to action. This should relate to the action you want people to take.
- Optimize your email design for seamless mobile viewing. Most people view things online through their phones.
- Personalize your subject lines to grab attention. This helps create the hook to get people to open the email.
- Maintain a conversational tone to engage readers. Digital media has become very personal which you’d know if you read our article on personalization.
- Overload your copy with excessive links, as they may become unclickable on mobile devices.
- Rely solely on a single large image in your email design, as it may fail to load, leaving an empty page.
- Neglect your pre-header text, a valuable piece of real estate that can entice recipients to open the email.
- Overwhelm subscribers with excessive email frequency, as it may lead to disengagement.
- Blind copy (bcc) everyone, as using preferred methods of individual addressing adds a personal touch.
Email marketing possesses immense power. By implementing these simple adjustments, you can optimize every email you send and increase readership.
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