One of the most powerful digital marketing tools you can use are email newsletters. It's a direct and effective way to educate your leads about your product or service, inform them of the latest releases and promotions, and encourage them to take a call to action. Email newsletters can turn your prospects into customers and your one-time buyers into repeat purchasers.
The Power of Email Marketing
What is it that makes email marketing such an effective tool? Initially, 99% of consumers check their emails on a daily basis. While many email providers tend to allocate promotional mail into a separate inbox, it's worth remembering that email newsletter subscribers have explicitly signed up, making them interested prospects who are already a step up in your sales funnel. In fact, 49% of consumers are happy to receive emails from their favorite brands on a weekly basis.
Additionally, the cost of sending out emails is extremely low, which gives email newsletters one of the best returns on investments. It has been shown that for every dollar spent on email marketing, companies receive $36 back on average, which is a higher ROI than for any other marketing channel.
How to Write an Effective Newsletter
An email newsletter can serve a variety of purposes, such as educating prospects on mutual interests, providing them with information and updates, and convincing them to take action. Depending on the nature of the business, a newsletter can include weekly digests of content snippets or less frequent emails that include in-depth guides or e-books. It can also be used to update your customers about new products, promotions, sales, and deals. To maximize impact, create attractive visuals for any data. Other content ideas include case studies, reviews, or interviews with industry experts. Offer your subscribers valuable and informative content, rather than spam or pushy adverts, to ensure your open rate stays high and the number of unsubscribers low.
An effective newsletter should encompass your brand identity, which means keeping its visuals in line with your other marketing material, such as your website. Use consistent brand colors and fonts, and place your logo prominently in the newsletter's header. If you don't already have a crisp, professional logo to support your brand visuals, consider using one of the many online tools available to create free custom logos online.
Getting Help With Your Newsletter
With the power and popularity of email newsletters, there are plenty of tools and outside resources you can use to help you out. If you're tackling the creation of the newsletter yourself, look at programs such as MailChimp and Mailify for assistance in creating templates, managing subscribers, viewing statistics, and much more. Alternatively, marketing professionals can be easily recruited through digital agencies or freelance job websites — a graphic designer could do wonders with your content.
Complementing Your Marketing Strategy
Email newsletters complement other digital marketing tactics. For example, you can use a contact form on your website and social media posts to enable potential customers to sign up for your newsletter. By using these tools together, you can achieve more success in growing your customer base than by depending on any one of them alone.
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