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Email Marketing Automation

Email marketing needs to be all about automation in 2019. Why? Because small business owners need it as part of their marketing mix and they need to handle it in a way that saves them time. Research drives this point home as a 2019 Infusionsoft Small Business Marketing Trends Report found more small business owners reported their biggest challenge they face when it comes to marketing is a lack of time and resources compared to last year. Additionally, the U.S. Small Business Administration notes an incredible two-thirds of small business owners and entrepreneurs are personally responsible for three or more areas of their business, including marketing. Technology Trends While it would seem that advancements in technology and tools would be time ...

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Email Trends

Email keeps evolving despite naysayers’ warnings that it is going away. Every year email continues to be ranked as an important tool marketers turn to for communicating with prospects and customers. Email marketing progresses as more data points, technology and insights provide a deeper understanding that marketers can channel into their strategies. With over 2.8 billion people worldwide using email as a digital communications tool, it’s worth marketers’ time to stay on top of the latest trends. Both small and large businesses report positive ROI with each of their email dollars bringing in an average return of $44. This is why email beats out every other platform in turns of performance over the past years. Clearly, there is a tremendous opportunity ...

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Email Marketing

Email marketing remains one of the few media where you can engage with customers who signed up to communicate with you and are truly interested in your company. Reaching an audience who has agreed to receive your messages is becoming more and more rare these days. While social media is a necessary marketing channel, you’re not necessarily reaching people who are always interested in you. This makes email marketing an important tool. A recent State of Email Marketing in 2018 survey report by Clutch looks at how and why companies utilize email communication. Taking a look at the results might help other companies consider objectives that fit their organization as well. Almost three-quarters of businesses across most industries utilize email ...

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Email marketing is still one of the leading marketing tactics when it comes to lead generation and results measurement. But like other marketing, email is only effective when executed correctly. To that end, this email marketing guide will share best practices for: Email Lists Email Design & CTAs Subject Lines ESPs/CRMs/MAS Email Metrics A/B Testing Avoiding Spam In addition, a Email Checklist provides a veritable punch list for email success. And several email resources will help you answer any questions. To download, please fill out the form ...

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Email Marketing Strategy in 2018: 3 Other Important Things to Consider (Part 2) image

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Okay, so hopefully by now you understand that data is crucial above all else. What else do we have in store for you? Crafting your brand story, implementing AI, and settling the debate on whether or not you should emojis and gifs in your emails. Tell a Story Discounts and promotions may encourage one-time sales, but creating a personal relationship with your customers is what will keep them loyal and with you for the long haul. Use your email as a storytelling technique. Give them a behind-the-scenes look at your business, talk about its roots and day-to-day, highlight its employees and customers, talk about company values, and describe any of your community-related activities. Humanizing your business breaks down the wall between ...

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email marketing strategy part 1

Email is still going strong in 2018, so how can you best utilize it? In Part 1, we’ll explore how to best use data - a cornerstone for all of your email marketing (and beyond). Then we’ll break down 3 other important lessons in Part 2. Data’s (Still) Your Best Friend Data is so easy to gather and its benefits can’t be denied. You’re better able to determine which emails work, which don’t, and why. You can easily segment your marketing and create a strategy more tailored to your customers individually. Here’s some of the best ways you can gather and use data. Define and Segment Your Audience You’ll likely gather three types of important audience information: demographic, geographic, and behavioral. Use this ...

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email marketing best practices

Our last blog discussed forming email strategy goals and a target audience. Here, we’ll re-visit 5 of our best practices from 2014, because the same ideas ring true today: (1) strategic subject lines, (2) avoiding spam filters, (3) calls-to-action, (4) mobile-optimizing, and (5) personalization. We’ve ramped it up with some current stats and facts. Use Strategic Subject Line Keywords To start, subject lines are the first thing customers see, so if you want a customer to open your email, it’s important to carefully craft a good subject. Focusing on subject line keywords, we take a look at how 6 common keywords perform: “You” – opened 5% less than those without “Free” – opened 10% more than those without “Quick” – opened ...

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Email Marketing Strategy

Don’t be so quick to blame email marketing for your woes. It may not be email itself, but rather, how you send email. Email open-rates may be underwhelming, but email has a ROI of 3800%, higher than any other digital form of marketing. So clearly, email can be very successful. What’s important is what you do with it. Your first step is to identify who your audience is. Identify Your Target Audience In order for your campaigns to be successful, they need to be clearly targeted. Use these questions to identify who you are sending to: What is your ideal subscriber like? Think demographics. Are they male or female? How old are they? Are they married or single? Do they have kids? ...

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email marketing examples

Email marketing may not be the flashiest or newest form of digital marketing, but it’s tried and true and still extremely effective. One potential challenge, however, is making your email stand out. Consumers filter through their emails every day, clicking only what interests them, and ignoring or deleting the rest. How can you avoid being filtered out? Check out these 5 great examples of email marketing. 1. Personalize like Poncho. Poncho provides customizable emails that are both cute and clever. it offers updates on your commute and weather, complete with short bits of text and gifs. They’ll even tell you how it will affect your hair that day. Overall, a great way to provide personalized emails to subscribers. 2. Do more with transactional ...

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Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated! Email is not dead. On the contrary, email marketing is still effective. In addition to reaching elusive prospects, email marketing is extremely measurable. Modern Marketing Partners has created dozens of email marketing campaigns for a variety of clients. We work with you to make sure your message is clear, concise and visually communicated in an attractive way. In addition to email creation, we generate reports to see how well your email marketing campaign performed and also offer message testing to see which subject headlines and content work best for your audience. We are Email Marketing Certified through HubSpot: Successful Email Marketing Campaigns Here are 6 email essentials for a successful campaign that we can help you ...

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Email marketing, proves time and time again to be one of the most effective avenues in digital marketing. We gathered information from industry experts in email marketing to bring you the following 2014 Email Marketing Facts, Figures, Statistics, and Best Practices. A special thanks to FlightMedia, who brought together the “Ultimate Guide to Mastering Email Marketing in 2014,” we would like to share the best practices in email marketing for this year. We took the facts and statistics from this post and developed them into a simple B2B Friendly blog that will hopefully change the way you look at email marketing. The most recent averages from all 2013 Email Benchmark Reports (with an analysis of over 2.5 Billion emails) reports ...

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Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated! Email is not dead. On the contrary, email marketing is growing! According to a 2011 survey by BtoB magazine, 63% of respondents were likely to increase spending on email in 2011 (second only to websites) with 29% keeping spend constant. Also, The Email Marketing Institute recently released Q1 2012 email results stating, “North America Email Trends and Benchmarks Results showed a 21.4% increase in average volume per client from Q1 2011 to 2012.” This blog will cover some background on email marketing, why you should consider email, and provide a Glossary of Email Terms. Our next blogpost, 6 Essentials for Successful Email Campaigns, shares details on email list development,  email design, email ...

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Email Signatures

Don’t miss out on an important marketing tool…..your email signature. Yes, this often underrated feature included in every email is a powerful vehicle for establishing your corporate identity and company brand to a range of diverse stakeholders. To get a handle on why email signatures are imperative to good business communication, let’s consider the following statistics. According to Radicati Group’s 2017 Study, just over 3.7 billion email users send 269 billion emails each day worldwide. That marks continued growth from 2015 numbers that had about 205 billion emails being sent daily. The Study also forecasts an annual growth rate of 4.4 percent over the next four years, estimating that by the end of 2021 a little over 4 billion email users ...

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Over the past few years, technology advancements have been on an upward trend. Many industries and businesses have adopted modern technology in various operations, with a majority making use of the internet and other forms of digital technology. If you guessed right, marketing is one of the areas where digital technology is heavily applied these days. Simply put, digital marketing is an approach of marketing where products and services are promoted through the use of the internet and tech gadgets such as computers, tabs, laptops, and mobile devices. It basically takes advantage of how the internet and the various tech devices have gained huge popularity among populations. However, digital marketing involves more than meets the eye. From placing ads for your ...

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Phishing. Advertising. Scams. Inappropriate content. Everybody has been on the receiving end of spam emails, but nobody wants it. It clogs your inbox, makes it difficult to find important emails, and potentially puts your computer, finances, or identity at risk. The good news is that you don’t just have to accept spam as part of everyday modern life. Follow these tips for how to reduce the amount of spam you receive and regain control of your inbox. Use a Spam Filter The most efficient way of stopping spam is to use a spam filter, which does the legwork for you. They scan incoming emails, checking the sender information and any attachments against known threats, automatically deleting or sending those it flags ...

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Marketing moves so fast nowadays that even new businesses can be behind the curve. Although there will always be trends that come and go, there tends to be major evolutions in the field of digital marketing that impact every industry's performance. Knowing which concepts you need to adopt as principles will enable you to routinely improve your marketing campaigns' performance without wasting money or time on strategies that don't resonate with your audience. Below are five signs that your marketing could use a tune-up. You're Wasting Time and Money on Press Releases Client outreach has evolved over the last decade to the point where most formal press releases are obsolete. Modern PR is digital, and unless you're a large-scale company with ...

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Marketing is a popular and diverse career option for people from all backgrounds. As the world continues to evolve and customer preferences change, marketing is becoming an increasingly diverse practice. These days, you can build a career in everything from SEO and content production, to social media and email marketing. One great thing about working in this industry is that it’s unlikely demand for you will become obsolete. Although you may need to learn new skills over time, companies will always need marketing professionals to help them reach their target audience. At the same time, there’s plenty of ways to shake up your career by working on different projects. However, you will need a few things to get started ...

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Marketing and PR

The pandemic has made marketing and public relations (PR) difficult. Many  companies have had to change the way they communicate to their audience. See how to market and do PR during uncertain times below. As reported by Forbes on October 27th, 2020 by Simon Corbett. Marketing And PR In Uncertain Times Our current pandemic reality does not share too many obvious similarities with the book Love in the Time of Cholera, but you could say that marketing and love are at least partly connected. After all, they both use communication to build a relationship. Granted, one is more intimate than the other, but for relationships to survive during a pandemic-inspired lockdown, they do need some attention. Do You Say It Best When You Say Nothing At ...

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Digital marketing is among the most important keys that any business needs to succeed. Without it, your business will be trampled in the market. However, incorporating digital marketing alone isn't enough to keep you in the game; you need a good digital marketing strategy too. Below, we’ll look at five reasons why a digital marketing strategy is crucial for your business. 1. To compete with the ‘big’ boys For most small businesses, competing with the big and established businesses is an uphill task. However, with the right digital marketing strategy, small businesses can leverage their online presence to improve their visibility in the market. Your digital marketing strategy allows you to reach out to the same audience as big corporations without incurring extra ...

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Marketing Strategy

Having a step by step plan allows marketers to achieve their goals. Having a strategy in place will help marketers grow and succeed in the future. As reported by Forbes on September 16th, 2020 by Lynne Golodner. Successful Marketing Requires Strategy My son wanted to run a half-marathon for a while. As a high school cross-country runner, he longed to pass the 5K mark and run clear to 13.1 miles. But he knew it would take planning and preparation. So, he did some research to figure out the best way to build up to running such a long distance and devised a plan to follow over the course of several months. Since most major races are sidelined or canceled due to the pandemic, ...

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Plain Text Vs HTML Emails- How To Make The Right Pick standard

Email marketing is the top avenue for digital marketers, whether driving sales efforts or client engagement is concerned. One question that stays common across roundtable discussions for a decade and over Zoom calls these days is: Whether to choose plain text or HTML emails. As the marketers continue to discuss the pros and cons of both of them, HTML email templates come out as apparent winners due to good aesthetics, but decision making is more complicated. Today, I am going to share an apple to apple comparison to make things clear for you once and for all. What Is A Plain Text Email As the name indicates, plain text emails are simple messages without any color or design enhancements. They use ...

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Creating a marketing strategy is a very important step when starting a new business, but many small business owners have little experience in online marketing. Figuring out all aspects of marketing isn’t as easy as new methods and techniques emerge on a daily basis. In addition, what might work for one business might not work for another. It all depends on your goals, niche, target market, branding, etc.  However, there are several marketing techniques that are always effective and can help any small business to get new customers and increase sales.  In this article, we'll help you build an effective marketing strategy to help you attract new clients and grow your business. 1. Define Your Goals The first thing you need to do ...

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Make Your Contracting Services More Appealing With These Marketing Tips standard

If you are just starting your contracting business, obtaining new clients can be a struggle. You may have all the best services, but how do you get people to see you, or believe you? With a few simple marketing tips, you can instantly invigorate your business's public front, and attract new clients in the process. You don’t need a massive overhaul or a marketing degree to make some of these marketing maneuvers work for you. Try out some of these tips to up your marketing game today. 1. Establish and Enhance Your Brand How do potential clients know you? How do they know that they can trust your services? The answer to both of those questions has to do with your brand. Your brand ...

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PowerPoint presentations are everywhere, be it conventions, boardroom meetings or executive conferences. PowerPoint has revolutionized the digital marketing niche and has helped tremendously in promoting the products and services to an audience of potential buyers. A PowerPoint presentation is all about taking your audience on an emotional roller-coaster ride. The presentation is the foundation of the company’s key online marketing activities. You need to carefully plan your digital marketing presentation since it will build awareness about your services, products and brand, as a whole. It is your digital reach which will drive visits to your website, the way you create and deploy digital marketing media plays a crucial role in the same. A digital marketing presentation should encompass and showcase ...

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Marketing and Finance

Digital transformation continues to gain momentum, permeating corporations and organizations of all types and sizes, and deploying across functional areas. Digital transformation is defined as the use or adoption of technology, software and systems to improve and automate processes. The promise of Digital Transformation is disruption, new business models, productivity, cost savings, speed, and ideally improved financial results. Back to our title, like other functional areas, digital transformation is embraced by marketing and finance; providing new opportunities for collaboration between previously "siloed" or even adversarial departments. Following are details on how marketing and finance can collaborate, along with the Top 10 Marketing key performance indicators (KPIs). Today, marketing technology (MarTech), marketing automation, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM), supports detailed and timely ...

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