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Insights on Email Marketing

I don’t know anyone who does not feel like they get too much email.  So, if that’s true, how does it effect what you do in your email marketing.

I think it emphasizes three things:

  1. If and when possible, tie your emails to something happening in the news and put the link in the subject line.
  2. There should be a reason why your Call to Action is important right now.  Otherwise you email is just another of the hundreds of emails I get every day.
  3. If you cannot leverage one of the first two points, then inundate your customers, donors or prospects with your offer, repeatedly over some period of time — because all you can hope for is opportunistic matches between what your offering and your customers’ needs.

Just a little food for thought.

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