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[Middle English daunten, from Old French danter, from Latin WITH ALL THE LAWS, spam E-mail that is not requested. Also known as "unsolicited commercial e-mail" (UCE), "unsolicited bulk e-mail" (UBE), "gray mail" and just plain "junk mail," the term is both a noun (the e-mail message) and a verb (to send it). filters, and confusion over the best method to use. Whether you're an e-marketing novice or you've tried it before, learning the tricks of the trade can make the process more comfortable and successful, according to according to
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3. Greg Brown, director of marketing for Melissa Data Melissa Data Corp.
Melissa Data Corp. – based in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – was founded in 1985 by Raymond Melissa, a computer industry veteran. The firm provides address and phone verification, postal encoding and data enhancement services, with an emphasis on , a direct marketing software and services company. After reviewing the campaigns the company has run for customers, Brown came up with the following 10 tips to get the best results from your email marketing campaigns:
1. Start with the reader's point of view in mind. This may seem obvious, but you have to approach all marketing from a reader's point of view. This is especially true for email marketing, where the recipients will judge usually within seconds whether they want to open your email. If you yourself would not open it if it came to you, chances are your readers won't either.
2. Choose a compelling subject line. This is probably the biggest success factor in getting yourself exposed. Remember, no one will see all you have to offer them if they don't open your email--and they will choose whether to open it based on the subject line. A catchy subject line can be a little creative, or very to-the-point if you are advertising a basic need that everyone can use. What you might view as your best benefit may not be the best subject line, because--remember--readers need to trust you in order to open your mail. You can get to the rest within the body.
3. Structure your email body right. This is more complex, but very important. Once again, you need to look from the reader's point of view, and think about their eye flow as they read. This might mean leaving wordy information for the end of the email and instead starting with a compelling question, offer, or great benefit to capture the reader's attention. A few pictures can enhance your email: but remember it is not a website. Too much content will overwhelm o·ver·whelm
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a. the reader and they will get bored quickly.
4. Think strategically. As a business, you must market your company based on the real best reason to do business with you. There might be many impressive aspects to your company, but focus on the reason people will actually choose to buy. This can really be different than your first instinct on email marketing.
5. Lead the reader intuitively to buy. Some of the best emails I've seen give very compelling reasons and very naturally convince you to "click here" for more information or to get the stellar offer they advertise. Simply putting a link to your website will not give you as many clicks/sales.
6. Pick your target market effectively. This means choosing a large enough market for you to get results, in the right areas, and with the best demographic information (if applicable). Really think through who your current customers are, and who you'd like to reach meaning who do you think would be your next most likely customers? This might not be simply residents nearest your place of business; it could in fact be a more family-oriented suburb a couple of Zip Codes over, for instance. You also might wish to expand your radius to really saturate sat·u·rate
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7. Repetition is key. Email marketing studies have shown that most prospects must see the same or similar email three to seven times in order to buy. Don't give up after one or two email campaigns that don't get the initial results you are looking for. Remember, it takes time for a new prospect to grow used to seeing your offer, and to trust you. It won't happen if they only see your emails once or twice, but persistence (1) In a CRT, the time a phosphor dot remains illuminated after being energized. Long-persistence phosphors reduce flicker, but generate ghost-like images that linger on screen for a fraction of a second. and continued relevance can and will pay off!
8. Make a good offer. An informational or benefit-driven email is usually not enough. A good offer will entice the reader to act--especially if it is a limited time offer. This creates urgency that drives buying behavior. Typical "limited time only offers" include a dollar-value sayings, or giving something away free that is inexpensive for you but of value to your prospects. If your offer is "a percentage off" remember to include the original price--these types of offers aren't as effective unless the reader knows what the initial cost is so they know how much they are saving.
9. Include some information, but not too much. It is important to educate people. Give them the most basic information, often what you take for granted, but which might be interesting to them--i.e. key financial information. However, don't give too much away, or your reader will simply use your information without having a need to follow up with you first.
10. Find a convenient sending solution. Most small financial services The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
Please [ improve this article] or discuss the issue on the talk page. companies are not set up for mass email marketing, but it has a payoff in terms of the reach, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Most mass email providers will only let you send to your current customers from your own opt-in list, but you want to reach new people too. There are companies that can do the whole process for you: from design to supplying the email lists to sending your emails and tracking your results (while still staying CANT-SPAM compliant).