Effective Email Marketing

Seven Secrets to a Successful Campaign  Part 1

Email is a brilliant marketing tool. Useful for product and service oriented businesses alike, email marketing is “green”, cost-effective, and easy to implement. In addition, email is the primary form of business communication (as opposed to social media). Email marketing is also very effective, netting almost $45 ROI per every dollar spent.

However, it is also very easy to get wrong. The average consumer receives 110 marketing emails per week in his inbox (so, not counting spam or messages that end up in the spam folder). Out of those emails, the average consumer will only open approximately 33 of them and will only actually “click-through” on three offers.

In order to make your email marketing stand out and up to the challenge, keep these seven simple tricks in mind.


Email marketing is not expensive and it does not require many resources to implement. As such, use it to add valuable services rather than push a sale. A good example of this is when banks send balance alerts or when travel websites send fare alerts to consumers.


Customize your content as much as possible to the recipient. Spend time looking at research on your demographic and studying trends and preferences. Different programs even offer the ability to isolate specific recipients on the basis of their IP location – allowing a national or international company to send messages tailored to locations, such as making sure that the email ad that announces 20% off sub-zero coats only reaches those consumers that live in areas that experience that type of weather.


As much as possible, let the recipient have the reigns on what he receives. When consumers can customize their own content, you can be sure that they will receive information that appeals to them, that information will be read, and you can gain valuable insight on what your consumers are looking for.


-Email marketing can add value and it needs to if you want your message to stand out and be effective. For instance, consider offering tips on how a product can be used instead of simply including a button to “click for more information”.

I will have more on this topic soon….