Deborah says, "Email marketing has been a strategy online and off, for some time now. There is a reason it keeps coming up for discussion."
Now, on to the article...
Every marketing strategy has its advantages but they all have the same thing in common, they are expensive. To embark on a traditional marketing campaign requires that you have a fitting budget to fully implement the plan.
In most cases, businesses seek to hire new employees or bigger marketing teams on a contract that will allow them have a wider reach to the customers and the entire market. This therefore means a bigger workforce and a higher wage bill; however, there is a new strategy in town, one that will reduce all this costs and one that will have a bigger impact and that will allow people to reply to your advertisement.
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Imagine an advertisement that is tailor made to suit the recipient or target, imagine being able to know how or what they think about the process, that is the effectiveness or email advertising or email marketing. It is a novel way of marketing your company; it is economical in the sense that you only need a work force to script, design, and send the emails to your client list.
If you were going for a larger market, you can reach companies who have lists of clients who are willing and have consented to receive email ads, which they appreciate and later use to market your company or buy items from you. What other advantages does this form of marketing bring to your company?
- It ensures that you strategize
The main advantage of email marketing is that it makes sure that you think intently about what you are going to do. It is one of those decisions that will require a lot of consultation before it is implemented because it means that you will not be in a position to change the advertisement once it offends a customer and this time the script was addressed to them.
This means possible lawsuits and other repercussions that will weigh down on your company and your public relations. When it comes to email advertisements, you need to pay attention to detail and ensure that you get it right before you send it. Consult companies that have done it, image consultants, marketing gurus, and all the people you can to ensure that the message hits home for your clientele. Then you can be assured of meeting your target of business growth and client responsiveness, which are vital.
- It gives your clients convenience
Your clients will be able to shop from the convenience of their homes and this could be the selling point of your company. Time today is vital for many people, they might have thirty minutes to themselves each day and they can arrange to shop on one day of the week. This means that they can go through the advertisement in the course of the week and decide on what to buy so that when they are free, they only need to pop in and carry away the things they had decided to buy.
This convenience is offered by your marketing campaign because they can access it anywhere they find internet. The other good thing about this is that most people shop in pairs, especially women and they share the information with their friends and this translates to a wider market.
- It is easier to track progress
It is easier to track how well the advertisement is doing by looking at the responsiveness of the target market. This is because many people will reply their personalized email messages and share what they think or ask questions. This kind of data is hard to collect from other forms of marketing, the only exception being from market researches.
You can then use these data to profile your clients, and ask for more information from them. Without moving a muscle, you will be able to know what your competition is doing and this will greatly help you to re-strategize, rebrand and re-launch a campaign.
- It is easier to test
Email advertising companies find it easy to test their work before releasing it to the public; they send their final script to a select group of clients, varying in age and class to see how each will respond. Depending on the response, they can then redesign the advertisement in a way that it will be receptive to the target audience.
If you have not embraced this kind of marketing, you are probably a victim of high marketing costs, which might not rove as effective as email marketing is, it could be time for a change!
This post was generously provided by Foster Bob.