Presentation on theme: "Top 20 Best Practices for Email Marketing. Your Presenter: The Partner Marketing Group is a marketing consulting resource for Microsoft partner organizations."— Presentation transcript:
Your Presenter: The Partner Marketing Group is a marketing consulting resource for Microsoft partner organizations. Virginia Weinstein Virtual Marketing Director Virginia@thepartnermarketinggroup.com Virginia@thepartnermarketinggroup.com
Why Email Marketing Why Email Marketing? 1. Email can be tracked, forwarded, linked and measured. 2. Obtain a higher response rate than print advertising 3. Economical
Permission is not optional. Think of your list into two parts Opt-in Names: Opt-in mail that is explicitly requested by the recipient. You have obtained their permission to email them. Raw names: Email address that your company has in its possession but the person associated with that email address has not given you permission to send them marketing communication. In other words they have not subscribed. The CAN-SPAM Act: A Compliance Guide for Business 7 Main Requirements see them here http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/business/ecommerce/bus61.shtm. http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/business/ecommerce/bus61.shtm
Guest Speaker: Exact Target is on-demand email marketing and one-to- one digital communication platform. Scott Roth Director, Integrated Partners email@example.com
Why do You Need A Subscriber Acquisition Strategy?
“The mix of media channels has shifted from a one-way broadcast model to a set of dynamic two- way media forums.” Source: Booz Allen Hamilton HD Marketing 2010: Sharpening the Conversation
“Those who buy products marketed through email spend 138% more than non- readers of email.” Source: Forrester Research “E-Mail Marketing Comes of Age.”
“Service is the new currency of selling. And email is the #1 tool for serving customers.” Joseph Jaffe
SUBSCRIBER ACQUISITION: BEST PRACTICES Attract – Use SEO (Organic) and Paid Search to attract potential subscribers – Leverage social networks Engage – Design your landing page to make opt-in simple – Provide a “reason” to subscribe Convert – Send Welcome Email to confirm email registration – Provide “Thank You” offer for new subscribers
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Scott Roth Director, Integrated Partners firstname.lastname@example.org
Be prepared for churn. Fact: 30% of email addresses churn each year. Make sure you keep your list engaged.
Design for the Inbox. Test sample messages Try putting you company name in the FROM line for fast recognition Use a “Grabber” subject line – 50 characters or less Use teaser text and HTML colors and layout rather than an image so readers can get an immediate “preview” of your email even if images are disabled Put in the important content – the offer, call to action, newsletter contents - at the top of the email for immediate viewing.
Define your email value proposition (EVP) Your EVP should: Be unique to your company and tie back to your company’s business and/or marketing objectives Clearly define the value your email message brings to subscribers
Be prepared for mobile devices and social media B2B Marketing: Most email messages will be viewed on mobile devices – and your carefully designed HTML email will look like gibberish on most of them.
Integrate email into your complete marketing mix Design keyword-rich landing pages that will help with SEO efforts Promote newsletter content across multiple marketing points Use social media to increase opt-ins to your emails Remember mobile marketing
Metrics Open Tracking Emails that are “opened” are tracked by hosting images on a server and embedding the hosted images in the body of the email. Click Tracking When someone clicks on a link in your email, you can track the link. Forward Tracking Forward tracking is when someone forwards the email through the HTML code. Hard to track forwarding if you forward using Outlook. Unsubscribe Tracking When someone wants to be removed from your email list. SPAM Tracking When someone reports your email as SPAM.
Tie into Web analytics 1. Better and more robust ROI tracking 2. Link Placement 3. Effective targeting of prospects 4. Integration with other sources of information
Allocate necessary resources Email marketing is different than it used to be. You must allocate adequate budget, resources, and know-how to do the job right and achieve ROI goals.
Showcasing Technology Want to become your own email marketing guru? If you text DYNAMICS and your email address to 38767 you can see the program in action.
Thank you to Exact Target and Scott Roth for being a guest speaker during this webcast and helping partners grow their opt-in list. Scott Roth email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: For more information please email Virginia Weinstein at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter on our website!