Category: Email Marketing

How To Make An Awesome Social Newsletter

Social newsletters are a great way catch your fans up on what has been happening with your company or brand. But how do you make a newsletter that is worth reading? Be Timely – Social media has a short lifespan. Your fans don’t care what happened on your social media a month ago, so make sure that your newsletters are going out frequently enough to keep the information fresh. Be Visual – Pictures and videos in email get the highest click through ratings. Think Bigger – Don’t feel confined to just your social media outlets: Think about what else...

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3 Ways To Slash Your Email Build Time

Building emails used to be a long, tedious process. It took hours of man power to design, program and write content for an email. Here are a few tips on how to slash the time it takes to build your emails: Templatize Building an email from scratch is inefficient. Creating templates for your emails is a great investment of your time because they can be used over and over with only a content swap and some minor modifications.  Syndicate Syndication technology means that your previously created content can be inserted automatically into your premade templates without lifting a finger....

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Social Media in Email: Word of Mouth on Steroids

There’s no doubt that the most effective marketing is word of mouth. The fact of the matter is that we value the opinion of other people more than we do expensive advertising campaigns and brands. Featuring your social media conversations in your email is a great wait to capture the nice things other people are saying about your brand and provide “social proof’ for your brand. Here are some great ways to use social media in email to promote more digital word of mouth: Search for positive mentions of your brand on Twitter. Find instances of fans really enjoying...

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How To Extend The Life Of Your Facebook Posts Using Email

When your company posts to Facebook, you probably assume that all of your fans are going to see your brilliant content in their newsfeeds, right? Chances are they won’t.The average lifespan of a Facebook post is 3-5 hours. After 3-5 hours, the post is lost in the waves of other content, never to be seen by your audience again. Not to mention the complicated algorithm that Facebook uses to determine which posts get priority: The only real way around this algorithm is to pay to sponsor your posts. So this begs the question: how can you extend the life...

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Building Email is so 2002

Building html emails back in 2002 was time consuming, labor intensive, and an absolutely dreadful process for everyone involved. Between the design, programming, content creation, render testing and delivery, an email campaign could take days to put together. Building an email meant you needed a team of designers and html programmers on staff. Then, once the design was complete, there was a matter of creating content for your email that was captivating and encouraged your customers to read it.   Even with the advent of better email marketing systems, templates, drag and drop WYSIWYG  (what you see is what you...

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