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Category: Email Marketing

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How to Segment Your Mailing List for More Effective Email Marketing

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Email marketing is one of the best tools in your digital marketing arsenal, and it should be used as a tool – carefully and with precise aim. Too many businesses still use email as a sort of spray-and-pray campaign, trusting in a big mailing list to bring in at least a few sales, even if the great majority… Read more…

Making the Most of a First Time Buyer

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It’s great news – a new customer slid all the way down your sales funnel, and finally made a purchase! Don’t leave it there. The fact that you have a new customer means that you’re doing some things right, like lead generation and nurturing. Now you have a chance to convince your new buyer that there’s… Read more…

7 Steps to Effective Lead Nurturing: Reactivate Your Email Lists in 2015

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Do you struggle with email marketing? You’re not alone. B2B marketers often underestimate the efforts needed to remain in front of their hot leads. Their typically long sales cycles make it all too easy to deviate from the strategic and systematic follow-ups needed to push leads into the customer… Read more…

Email Marketing vs. Social Media Marketing: Weighing Your Business Priorities

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If you’re here, you probably spend a good chunk of your time reading up on marketing and digital to stay current. Social media marketing certainly feels like the wave of the future; every day there are 10 more reasons to focus your time (and budget) on connecting socially to grow your business. It’s… Read more…

Why You Should Use A/B Testing to Refine Your Online Marketing

For those of us who work in marketing, we know the value of a hunch. That gut-feeling. We use it a lot to brainstorm new campaigns, solve problems, and direct our social media posts. There’s merit to the gut-feeling technique, it’s true. But there’s a downside too – your hunch might not always … Read more…

Why Your Small Business Needs Inbound and Outbound Marketing

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Every small business is constantly marketing itself – whether that means reaching out to new customers, asking existing customers for repeat business, or attracting new customers via word of mouth and online marketing. Unfortunately, some small business owners fall into a trap of relying too … Read more…

How to Create Successful Emails on a Small Budget

Email marketing is not easy. Inbox competition is fierce, and customers and prospects are fickle.

Fortunately, even small budget email campaigns can be crafted to deliver big readership and response rates.  The secret? Tapping into the decision-making shortcuts that both consumers and businessRead more…

How well do you know digital marketing?

Do you & your team have the digital marketing expertise to succeed?

Many marketers don’t, and this lack of critical skills is inhibiting career and business growth.

In fact, OMI’s State of Digital Talent study that only 8% of advertising & marketing executives believe their… Read more…

6 Ideas for Growing Your Small Business Email List

Email List Sign Up Example

If you’re driving traffic to your website, you probably have conversion goals that tie directly back to revenue: lead, sale, phone call etc.

But after only 1 visit, many visitors might not be ready to convert. You can increase the likelihood of them returning to your site by providing easy and … Read more…

10 Tips for Increasing Your Email Open Rates

Are your email response rates dropping? Are your open rates getting worrisome? If you’re feeling discouraged, don’t be. The good news is there are steps you can take to improve your open rates. Here are ten tips to try:

1. Set the Right Expectations

Nothing will harm your email marketing open… Read more…

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