10 Do's and Don'ts for Successful Small Business Email Marketing Campaigns
The success of email marketing is not slowing down, in fact, quite the opposite. In 2015 Constant Contact reported that the return on investment for email marketing was $38.00 for every one dollar spent. In 2018, ESPs are now reporting an increase in ROI to $44.00 per $1.00 spent.
Need more encouragement to focus on email marketing? There's this datapoint to consider: "90% of customers prefer to receive company updates via newsletters over Facebook updates," according to research from Nielsen Norman Group. That same research shows at least 50% of subscribers made a purchase that was influenced by content in an email newsletter.
Understanding best practices and inherent pitfalls is critical to the success of your email marketing campaigns.
Updated January 19, 2020
Need a little inspiration for blogs, email marketing, and social media?
Sometimes you just get stuck. Trying to come up with engaging ideas to wow your blog readers, social media followers, and email recipients can be a challenge - especially for small business marketers!
But with statistics and pundits pointing to the the growing use of social media, you've got to stay on top of your game. Take this quote from Larry Kim, CEO of MobileMonkey, "According to Sprout Social, about 74% of consumers make a purchasing decision based on their social media accounts." 74 percent! So if you're not taking advantage of these social platforms to engage your customers and drive traffic both to your website and to your place of business, well, you may be losing out on sales.
So how do you get unstuck and come up with ideas for great new posts and blog articles? Keep this content idea cheat sheet handy and refer to it for inspiration whenever you need it.
Why Your Small Business Needs a Better Visual Content Marketing Strategy
The attention spans of American consumers are waning and the amount of content being consumed is growing. So how can your small business cut through the clutter and noise and make an impact on social channels and in search engine results? The short answer is: deliver quality visual content.
This is actually easier than it sounds and can be a lot of fun! And when it comes to creating visual content for your small business, you have the ability to create content on a budget that's just as good, if not better, than the larger companies and brands in your industry.
Holidays, themes, and ideas for June email marketing campaigns.
What we love most about our partnership with Constant Contact is they are so good at putting together helpful resources for small business marketers. And now that Summer is finally here, it's a great time to get inspired by these June email marketing themes and topic ideas.
Not convinced about the power of email marketing? A survey by MarketingSherpa found that over 60% of customers prefer to receive emails from brands at least weekly and over 80% wish to receive email communications at least monthly. In fact, this same study found that, "A vast majority of Americans (91%) do in fact want to receive promo emails." Well there you go.
Start with these ideas and be sure to check out the additional tips and resource links below the infographic.