News Articles : Email Marketing : August 2014 :

4 Steps to Create the Perfect Email



Here are four steps you can take to build the perfect email message. These tips will help you to build a successful email marketing campaign to healthcare professionals.

1. Target your audience. Your list and the message content in your email should focus on exactly who you are trying to reach. Use demographic and personal selections to narrow down to the most relevant healthcare professionals. This will allow you to provide pertinent offers to the right individuals and receive more click-throughs due to the targeted nature of your email.

2. Capture their attention. You have 3 seconds between “keep” and “delete”. Create clear attention grabbing subject lines with branded “ from” names to avoid being deleted. Place action words at the beginning of the subject line, keep it short and to the point.

3. Craft your message. Ask what one thing do you want the recipient to do? Center your message on that goal. The call-to-action highlighted in your email should support this. Don’t give readers the opportunity to get distracted by blog posts, product pages, or long emails.

4. Make sure your emails are multi-device friendly. According to current data,70 million US consumers access email through their mobile device, 43% check their email on it 4 or more times a day. Our research also indicates that over 50% of healthcare professionals are utilizing a mobile device.   If you’re not optimizing your emails for mobile, you’re completely missing out on a huge opportunity for these mobile readers to be able to easily view your emails and click on your calls-to-action. Multi-device design is all about delivering your target the content they want, within the context that they’re viewing it.

Finally, an email can be promotional or marketing oriented, informative or relationship building. No matter the intention of your message, you should maintain consistency each time you send an email. Consistency builds trust and familiarity. The more familiar a prospect is with your company, the more likely they are to read and respond to your email.

 

Which of these tactics will you start for your next email campaign?



-->