Email marketing is still one of the most effective marketing strategies but it’s not as simple as writing an email and sending it. Our inboxes are constantly bombarded with marketing-type emails so it really needs to stand out. Email campaigns need a successful content marketing plan with enticing headlines that subscribers want to open and read. You can’t just send a weekly newsletter to your entire list and expect significant results. Continue reading
Marketing automation has gained considerable traction over the last few years and for good reason. It’s a powerful solution to help businesses grow by streamlining, automating and monitoring all marketing efforts. The most important aspect to always remember is a customer-first mindset. Your customer’s needs and wants are the focus point, not what you want them to buy or do. Continue reading
Before we go on to talk about what Marketing Automation is, let’s just clear up what Marketing Automation is not.
- It’s not a great way to produce mass generated generic messages to your whole contact list
- It’s not a system that allows you to press one button and it does everything for you
- It’s not a quick way to reduce your headcount in the marketing department
Automation, in this context does not mean ‘no work’ or ‘no input needed’. Continue reading
When it comes to sales, the competition is high in every industry, but in today’s digital world the competition is only getting tougher. Website visits to review product or service recommendations and a company’s reputation are all completed digitally before a customer decides to buy or visit your store if the purchase is not online. So you need to have the attention of those customers before they even start their buying process and then work out how to turn those visitors into leads, and leads into new customers.
Successfully delivering appropriate messages will help you to inform customers and then lead them step-by-step through their buying cycle; this is where marketing automation becomes extremely valuable. Marketing automation enables you to set up a workflow of highly personalised marketing messages designed to convert website visitors into leads, and then your new leads into paying customers. Continue reading