Whether you’re a blogger or a business building up your follower base, a good quality email list is vital. While email marketing remains a valuable weapon in your arsenal, it’s only as good as your content and subscriber list.
Before we get started, remember to follow best practice according to GDPR and the CAN-SPAM Act. We covered email marketing rules and regulations in a previous article which you can find here. This also goes hand-in-hand with creating opt-in forms that give visitors the opportunity to agree to receive email communications from you.
Email marketing is incredibly powerful offering exceptional flexibility but there are several legal guidelines you should know about. That’s right, we are referring to GDPR and the CAN-SPAM Act. While the focus may be on all the rules, they can actually help you manage your mailing list more effectively.
There is so much you can do to tailor your email marketing strategy but before we get to that, it’s important to learn the relevant laws to make sure you comply. Getting subscribers to explicitly opt-in (give permission) to send emails is only the tip of the iceberg. From a business’ perspective and that of your customers, it’s the right thing to do.
There is a so much information on the internet aimed at start-ups and small businesses including marketing strategy advice. Looking beyond those guides promising you the world for a few measly pounds, there isn’t just one right solution. Unless you are the one in a million lucky businesses with the ‘perfect product’, at the perfect time and in the right place, you need a sound marketing strategy.
Start-ups and small businesses survive and thrive across many industries and we’ve worked with several ourselves. At the same time, there are some that unfortunately fail to find the right business model that can generate returns on a regular basis. Two of the biggest stumbling blocks for SMEs and start-ups centre around marketing where there is either too much or too little of it!
Brand building is all about generating awareness, establishing and promoting a company using a variety of strategies and tactics. In essence, brand building enhances a brand’s value using advertising campaigns and various promotional strategies. Brand building involves marketing a business and it’s no secret that social media plays a massive role.
For all intents and purposes, companies should take full advantage of social media as it is a powerful tool. The fact that most people have at least one social media account speaks volumes of its global reach. According to the Sprout Index, “58 percent of consumers prefer content that focuses on the visual, making social media the perfect place to advertise and build a brand”.