Automated marketing and CRM software is a powerful tool that gets you more leads and sales by increasing your engagement with business prospects. Rather than sending the same one-size-fits-all marketing message to everyone, you can tailor and tweak your marketing to deliver a more personalized message to smaller groups of individuals. Personalization can be a labor intensive process. However, software automation does much of the work for you rapidly and efficiently.
Email marketing is one of the most effective marketing tools for many businesses. Consumers prefer to receive permission-based marketing communications through email. Email Marketing is also a way to reinforce relationships through special offers or bonus content and to keep your product or service top-of-mind.
This is particularly useful when email marketing, which you can make more effective by segmenting your lists according to individual behaviors, and then engaging each segment with personalized emails. Part of grouping customers for targeted email marketing involves knowing their calculated lifetime value (CLV). It computes how many customers you have, the average dollar for every sale, and other factors. By coming up with your CLV, you can predict the average value of your customers should you keep them around.
Retaining these customers can be done through targeted email marketing. The fact that around 80% of businesses utilize email marketing to keep customers means you’re not the only one who shares this belief. Sending customers emails that “speak” to them will generate better reception from them. As a result, it increases the chances of them staying with you as long as you provide them with excellent service.
However, even with the software’s help, the effectiveness of your campaigns will heavily depend on the content you write in your emails. Like blogging, email campaigns require content creation. So how do you do this on an ongoing basis? By understanding and mastering the different types of email. Here are three of them:
The FAQ Email
The barriers holding back some prospects from becoming customers are unanswered questions about your product, service, or policies. An FAQ email answers the questions you often get over the phone, in your contact forms, in email correspondence, and in your blog comments. While some people will directly approach you with these questions, many won’t and will sit on the fence. An FAQ email will clear up the specific difficulties or objections that hold these people back.
The Blog Post Notification Email
If you have a blog, you shouldn’t rely on your followers to seek out your latest post on their own. Too many things in their lives can get in the way of their remembering. Instead, you should take the initiative by sending an email to your list with an introduction to the topic covered by your post, followed by a link. Make an effort to “sell” the post in your email.
The Case Study Email
If you receive enthusiastic feedback from a customer, ask if you can write a case study about the person’s success with your product or service. Get the facts you need from the customer, write it up, let her review it, and then send it to your list. The case study email acts as a testimonial that includes in-depth detail about the customer’s personal experiences. By presenting it in a story format, you get all the elements of high converting content.
If you want to succeed with targeted email marketing, then you need to value what email marketing brings to the table. It’s one thing to acknowledge its benefits to your business. It’s another to take action on your email list by segmenting each one of them correctly. Doing the latter helps optimize your email marketing so you can send optimized messages to the right people, which will lead to higher conversions.