5 Email Marketing Predictions for 2019

Digital Marketing

There’s no doubt that times are changing in digital marketing. The video is more popular than ever before, augmented reality will soon be integrated with social media, and predictive algorithms are making it easier for businesses to optimize their marketing budgets. 

But one thing remains the same: Email marketing continues to be the best way for businesses to reach their customers. In fact, 90% of emails reach the right person’s inbox, making it 5x more likely that a company’s email will reach their lead or customer through email than via Facebook. 

While email is still the most reliable way for businesses to engage with their customers, there are still a number of changes underway. Brands that keep up with these changes will be prepared to utilize email as effectively as possible.  

Here are 5 of the top email predictions for 2019: 

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5 Engaging Types of Video Content that People Love to Watch

Video Content

People love Internet videos – it’s gotten to the point where a full 85% of people in the United States watch videos online at least a few times during the average week. Videos are naturally compelling and engaging and, thanks to the use of relevant visuals, are an opportunity to convey even complicated topics in the most simplistic way possible – all of which are major reasons why people can’t get enough of them.

But using video content is less important than the type of content you use.  Different formats bring their own unique advantages to the table, and by varying up your content you stand the best chance at really resonating with your target audience. If you really want to increase engagement, improve conversion rates and increase social shares, there are a few key types you need to be aware of.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Developing Content That Works

content marketing

It’s great you’ve decided to engage in content marketing.

The content you create is key to your audience’s hearts and purses. Some realize it. Others suffer. 60% of b2b marketers create at least one piece of content every day. 

According to Aberdeen, YOY growth in traffic for content marketing leaders is almost 800% higher compared to followers. 

That’s the reason why it’s so important to have a rock-solid content strategy. 

However, it can be tedious and overwhelming. There are so many things to figure out ranging from what kind of content to write, its frequency, to decide on setting up a new blog or hosting the content on a channel like Medium. 

What if I gave you the step by step method to get the content wheels turning?

But prior to starting, keep in mind that content is powerful. The kind of content you write holds the ability to draw specific types of people. If your content isn’t aligned with the service or product you offer, conversions would be dismal. 

The right content marketing strategy takes the guesswork out of content. It details out steps to research and creates engaging content that’s valuable to your audience.

Primarily it should aim at solving problems. The first thing that comes to mind when you think about content is a bunch of words. However,  it can be textual, audio or video content. Such content is very effective at generating leads day in and out. 

Shall we get started?

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The Top Secrets of Catchy Email Subject Lines Discussed

Email Subject Lines

As more and more business owners start their email marketing campaigns, our inboxes are overloaded with advertisements and spam. I don’t know anybody who opens every email he or she receives. And I’m sure neither do you.  

Fortunately, it doesn’t mean people don’t pay attention to mass messages at all. It means not every subject line makes them read the letter.

I’m not exaggerating saying that a good subject line is almost a half the success of your email marketing campaign. Read this post to learn how to create catchy subject lines and avoid popular mistakes.

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Why a Good Logo Design is the Holy Grail for Your Small Business?

brand identity

They say that a logo design is much more than what meets the eye and that in fact is true. We see logos every day and cannot exaggerate their importance to the extent of extremity. From a consumer point of view, we’re so much used to logos that we can’t recognize a brand without a visual representation of it.

A logo is a trademark or the symbol of recognition for any business or brand. While many businesses are good at making the impact with their logos, most aren’t that lucky or fortunate enough. A business owner must recognize that a logo is an ultimate source for developing better consumer grounds as it gives them a competitive edge in the market.

It might sound too good to be true, but there are many factors that revolve around a logo. Your logo isn’t there to surprise the art aficionados out there, it’s there to improve your marketing strategy and enhance your chances to appeal to your customers. You have to pour your business ideologies into the logo that is going to take the determined shape. Your professionalism just steps out from behind the curtains.

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How to Create Engaging Content in the “Boring” Industries

engaging content

One of the strategies that you can implement when preparing a marketing strategy is content marketing. Many marketers are stuck on the phase of developing an editorial plan because they cannot come up with any topic that wouldn’t bore the readers to death.

This article gives you a way out of this situation.

What are the Boring Industries?

First things first, let’s define what boring industries are. Accounting, insurance, banking, and law almost certainly fall under this category. Plumbing, roofing, real estate and many others do as well. 

In fact, most industries can be called boring because the content they can produce is not newsworthy. What are the interesting industries then? Eco-friendly shopping bags or hipster shoes? They’re not interesting, they’re trendy. 

If you continue to describe industries as interesting and boring, think of crab fishing. It is an industry, where lots of bearded men sail the sea in gloomy weather and perform a series of boring and repetitive tasks to get some crabs out the water and sell them. Yet it has its own Discovery Channel documentary that millions of people enjoyed. 

It is not about the industry itself. Rather, it is about your ability to show the most interesting things in the industry. If the oil industry could do it, as a case study in Forbes suggests, you can do it too. 

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4 Smart Ways to Reinvent Existing Content Assets

Reinvent Existing Content Assets

What does content mean for you? Is it just something you create, or someone else creates for you to publish? So you publish it and promote it. Then what? Do you abandon it?

No.

Content is your asset.

Like any other brand, yours also strives to develop an online presence. That’s why you focus on posting on your blog and website, as well as on other blogs where you appear as a guest.

As Seth Godin once said, “content marketing is the only marketing left.” Content is not just something you publish and abandon. It’s your biggest marketing asset, and you have to learn how to take care of it. This means finding ways how to reinvent existing content assets and breathe new life into them.

We’ll give you four tips on how to do that.

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7 Marketing Strategies That Can Get You More Sales While Spending Less

Marketing Strategies

It almost seems trendy nowadays to say that people spend tons of money on marketing than any other aspect of their business. We hear large businesses spend hundreds of thousands to improve their advertising to increase audience exposure, or a couple thousand more just to produce mindblowing content. 

That’s good and all, however, if you’re a startup or a small business that’s struggling to get by, the thought is in the realm of impossibility. The great thing about modern marketing strategies, however, is that a lot of the effective ones aren’t costly, and even sometimes free (yay!).

In this post, we’ll be covering seven strategies that are sure to delight penny-pinchers or business owners looking for a way to cut back on marketing costs. They’ll give you the opportunity to re-invest your savings back into your business or perhaps use it for a different venture you have in mind.

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5 Must-Dos to Prepare a Marketing Strategy

Marketing Stratetgy

What is ‘a marketing strategy’ and why do I need one? A marketing strategy is an integral component of any business plan – it represents your brand and potential growth. Creating a sustainable brand marketing strategy is as much about asking yourself questions, as it is analyzing the marketplace. It can help streamline your operation, boost brand awareness, and solidify your place in the market. 

Whether your goal is brand awareness, customer loyalty, lead generation and nurturing, social media, sales enablement, or all of the above, a carefully crafted marketing strategy can mean the difference between success and failure. 

Don’t just wade when you can swim—consider the following five factors to help develop an effective, winning strategy. 

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Understanding Changing Customer Needs Through Analytics

Customer Needs Through Analytics

Analytics, Customer Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence – we come across these terms often, don’t we? Well, all of them are synonyms of each other (you might already know this).

Analytics – as the name suggests – are tools that convey the ‘feelings’ of a customer (prospective or existing) to business owner(s) and act as a mentor while they make strategic decisions.

Now, customer behaviour could be literally anything – likes, dislikes, brand awareness, affinity for a specific product, and what not! Let me give you my own example. Recently, I was looking for a flight to my hometown. And I have the habit of checking out the offers first, then the fares. Unfortunately, there were none. So, I closed the site. And guess what! Within 5 minutes I got an offer of flat 20% OFF on airfare, from the same site.

This was a simple one; there are detailed case-studies available too.

The point is that small and big marketers alike take customer loyalty very seriously and go out of their way to cash in on it. Furthermore, retail analytics has picked up the pace and will prove to be a game-changer for the retail sector in the near future.

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