A winback campaign is a great way to grow your list by re-engaging and resubscribing highly qualified users by getting them to interact with you as soon as possible in order to combat a decline in list quality.
Whether you use a sophisticated CRM or a basic inventory and customer database, you have a lot of data on your customers and their purchase behavior. You also have an unsubscribed list of users, many of whom are probably former customers who you would like to win back. The catch? You can’t use the information you have on these unsubscribed users to reactivate or resubscribe them via email, because–you guessed it–they’ve unsubscribed! But that doesn’t mean you can’t target them in other ways.
The data you have on your current and former customers can be used to make targeted, fact-based assumptions about your unsubscribed email list. Here are three ways to use data to win back customers.
The term “opt-in” comes up a lot in online marketing. Single opt-in and double opt-in are two different methods of consent, most often used in relation to email. And in a way, people “opt-in” to your marketing in a variety of ways, including following you on social media. But when we talk about opt-in advertising, we’re talking about users who are opting in to your email list through an ad shown on a third-party site, typically through a co-registration form where their information has already been pre-populated for an easy opt-in. So while there are many ways to opt-in to marketing messaging, here are three reasons to specifically choose opt-in advertising for your next lead generation campaign.
A new year brings a fresh start. It’s the perfect time to evaluate marketing plans, lead generation strategy and advertising budgets. A new year gives you a great reason to take a cold, hard look at last year and see what worked, what didn’t, and where you can improve. So, in the spirit of new year’s resolutions and improving lead generation, we offer three lead generation resolutions to put into practice in 2019.
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.
Lead generation can be downright scary, if you make some of these mistakes. Read on for cautionary tales to scare you this Halloween. And whatever you do…don’t turn off the opt-in!
On a dark and stormy night, a skeleton salesman set out to create a lead generation campaign. He built a complex landing page designed to obtain all the information he needed to build the perfect skeleton exactly to his client’s specifications. The form was long and detailed, including fill-in answers, drop-downs and radio buttons. Multiple buttons and clicks were required to advance and submit the final form. He cackled as he launched the lead generation campaign and sat back to watch the thunder and lightning roar outside.
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.
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.