If you are about to embark upon a direct email marketing campaign, there are many things to consider. You need to find a good, strong mailing list that is made up of qualified leads, you need to decide upon the right timing to send out the campaign, and you need to craft a quality email. Email design is actually more involved than just writing a letter. The email that you send out needs to be compelling and attractive, while never being misleading. It needs to motivate your prospects to action by providing just enough information to leave then hungering for more, and it needs to be able to do this with words alone!
Many novice emailers get the idea to make their emails “pretty and flashy” and think that this will be a great way to draw in new, prospective clients. What many people fail to realize is that a good email design is actually much more simple, and relies much more on what you have to say than it does what you look like while you are saying it. The reason for this is simple. Many people have email programs that do not allow for the receipt of “html” emails. Images will not be displayed, animations will never be seen, and instead, the resulting email will be a bunch of boxes, with red “x’s” throughout, and very little information. Emails like that all typically get the same response – delete!
A good email design should be clean and simple. The information should be the centerpiece and should be allowed to do all of the talking for you. Crafting a compelling message that will motivate your prospects to contact you is an art form, and it is a good idea to enlist some help making it the best that it can be. Listguy.com offers hints and information on how to design emails that will get the best response – I want to learn more!
For more information about how to make the most of your email marketing campaign, contact us. We can assist you in finding the most qualified list for your mailing, in helping you with email design, in navigating the anti-spam laws and even in setting up and autoresponder that will help you manage your campaign and its responses. This three pronged approach can help you get exactly the mid of response to your email marketing campaign that you really want – an overwhelming one!