5 Simple Ways to Make Your Emails Stand Out
Written by: Kim Surette - July 2, 2018
Today, consumers are receiving
more email than ever before. Statista reports that in 2017, global email users
amounted to 3.7 billion
and 269 billion emails
were sent and received each day. Whether you are just beginning your email marketing
efforts or have been sending emails for years, now is the time to take a step
back and evaluate your strategy. Use these tips to create email
campaigns that grab attention and encourage follow through.
Think about your own inbox. What sort of emails do you spend looking at? Emails with some sort of design probably pique your interest more than a plain text paragraph. Pull your reader in with images or design elements that are clean, interesting, and relevant to the email’s content.
Consumers today are skimmers. More often than not, your audience is probably glancing over your email, rather than reading every word. Use bullet lists and short copy to get your point across quickly and clearly.
Calls to Action (CTAs) are one of the tried-and-true tools that email marketers use again and again. What are you trying to get your reader to do? Don’t make them search for where to get your product or service. Make your CTAs direct and easy to find. And most importantly, don’t go overboard. Limit your CTAs to one or two per email and keep the directions (like “Visit our website!” or “Call our office!”) consistent.
Nail the subject line
Your subject line can make or break the success of your email. After all, it is the first thing your audience will see when they check their inbox. Make creative subject lines that are simple and offer an engaging incentive to open the email. A discount, numbered list of tips, pop culture references, or a personalized address are some ways to make your email stand out from the rest.
Test on mobile
Most consumers use their mobile devices to check their email throughout the day. Make sure your emails are mobile-responsive and easy to use. The last thing you want is for your perfect desktop-friendly email to appear jumbled and hard to read on a mobile device!
Do you want to use these techniques to revamp your email marketing strategy? Consumer Focus can help create engaging and effective email campaigns to reach your current and target customers. Contact us with questions or to learn more!