Imagine that you’re receiving an email from your own company. Would you open a letter that doesn’t even mention who you, the recipient, are? The thought isn’t enthralling, and your subconscious instantly realizes that you’re merely a number in the eyes of the sender. Dismissing the recipient’s name isn’t the only mistake that marketers make. Imagine that you receive a skiing equipment offer… if you reside in Florida! Doesn’t make much sense.
Start personalizing your emails even before you start a campaign. If selling products through email marketing is what you do, a few additional questions on the email subscription form on your website won’t hurt. In fact, the more information you have about your subscribers, the better your targeting is, and thus the bigger are the chances of converting your clients. Keep the subscription form simple, but effective. Focus on obtaining more information from fewer questions.
The emails you send should be as personal as possible, not only to avoid the confusion, but also to connect with the reader. It is very powerful tactic to include the subscriber’s name in the subject field. Furthermore, if you can tell the subscribers why they should open the email, your click-through rates are likely to skyrocket.
It is especially important to mention the name in the subject field when you start a campaign and send a welcome message. The subscriber has to know that he/she can expect information that is made for them, not some random guy whose email you bought from a shady company.
Use the available email marketing system to your advantage. Numerous email marketing companies have a ton of effects that employ an if-then scheme when sending the emails. The newest software is any marketer’s dream, but only if you know how to utilize your subscribers to the fullest. You have to ask yourself what are you selling and to whom are you selling. Only when you use targeted emails you’ll start to grasp the infinite possibilities of email marketing.
Segmentation is the most overlooked part of marketing, even though many say that it’s the most important part of the process. Although initially it may seam it is harder to measure how effective targeted marketing is in comparison to standard marketing, you’ll start to see your efforts fruit in rapidly increased conversion rates.