To stay top of mind, and top of inbox, you’ve got to keep your audience engaged. Here are a few tricks to combat email fatigue and maintain email engagement with opt-in advertising.
The holiday shopping season starts earlier every year. And while it’s not quite in full swing yet, earlybird deals and preview sales are already taking over inboxes. Black Friday and Cyber Monday promise to drive tons of online and in-store traffic. ‘Tis the season to ramp up your efforts and convert those new leads into customers. But it’s also the perfect time to re-engage previous customers with a campaign to win back unsubscribers.
You’ve got a solid email list. And a great email marketing strategy for turning sends into sales. But every email list could be bigger. And every unsubscribe list could be smaller. The key is to put those unsubscribed email addresses to work for you with a campaign to win back unsubscribers. The catch? You can’t email someone who already opted out of your list. So you’re going to need to reach them another way. But once you do, your email marketing strategy will be working twice as hard for you.
Opt-in advertising isn’t exactly a new concept. In many industries it has become so standard that it’s not often mentioned, simply running along in the background, quietly supplying quality leads. Targeting and delivery capabilities have evolved with technology, but opt-in advertising has continued to be the standard in lead generation. And it’s a workhorse that delivers powerful results. But now more than ever it can and should be an integral part of your lead generation strategy. Here are three reasons opt-in advertising matters now more than ever.
Email is one of the most powerful tools at a marketer’s disposal. It’s a highly personal way of reaching people at home, and often quite literally in the palm of their hand. Depending on how robust your database is, you’ll also be able to include personal details, such as their name, location, last purchase, and other preferences. A lead nurturing email campaign can be especially powerful. A series of lead nurturing emails will pull leads through the funnel, using contextual clues, demographic data and retargeting to trigger emails based around intent and action. When executed correctly, a well-timed lead nurturing email can decrease the time to purchase and convert leads into customers.
Most marketers understand the value of email in the general sense. But it’s also one of the oldest tactics in the digital marketing playbook. So its unmatched ability to reach qualified customers is often overshadowed by the latest and greatest marketing trends. Underestimating the power and potential of email marketing is a huge mistake that could cost you dearly. We’ve identified three ways that an email marketing plan can be one of your most valuable assets, and the single biggest factor in lead nurturing.
Everyone has an unsubscribe list. Customers get tired of a full inbox and conduct a “spring cleaning” of their email subscriptions, or they sign up for a seasonal reason and opt-out after. Perhaps they think they can simply search for content or offers online and haven’t seen the value of staying on your email list. Whatever the reason, you’ve got a list of unsubscribes you can’t do anything with. Or can you? With opt-in advertising, you can win those subscribers back and resubscibe email addresses to your list.
The ubiquity of GPS on mobile devices has made geo-location data an integral part of ad targeting. Gone are the days of Bond villain homing beacons and tracking devices. Now, nearly every cellphone transmits location data and provides the user with maps and hyper-local suggestions for food, entertainment, and more. Apps can use your device’s location in conjunction with a geofence to remind you that you’re due for a shopping trip, or that a new pizza shop just opened up. But it’s not just brick-and-mortar retailers that are benefitting. Your lead generation strategy should make use of geo-location data, too. Here’s how: