Are you looking to double your profit with email marketing? Then you have landed on the right place. Here I am going to explain the most accurate and authentic information to make your efforts easier with email marketing. Commonly Email marketing is the action of sending an economic message, generally to a group of people using email. But a better definition of email marketing is the use of email to develop relationships with potential customers. It is gaining popularity among the trade for many good reasons, such as effective and easier to reach audience, low cost of marketing, etc. You can easily double your profits by adopting some simple practices that will take your email marketing to unprecedented levels. While it has become one of the best sources of generating opportunities and gains in the market, there is more you can do with email marketing.

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The main two big advantages of email marketing are cost and ease of access. Emailing is a cost free method to advertise your company and its products and services compared to many other types of marketing. It is also utterly easy way to set up and route an email marketing campaign. So in this post, I would like to show you how to maximize your profit with 5 tips on email marketing.

Make sure that your emails can be symbolize

Email symbolization has proven greater results of improving transaction rates, conversion rates and more. So, it is the first and best way to double your profits using email marketing .The symbolized email can give you more revenue than non- symbolized email. The higher level of symbolization you use will boost up your emails.

You can easily add a symbolization token in your emails like a first name or location to your email subject lines that will also help you double your profits through emails. It also makes the customer feel comfort and familiarity when opening up about their desires and expectations with your business. You can symbolize your emails by using phrases/symbols like ‘top listener’ be the first one to get accesses’ as it provides a sense of exclusivity to the customer, making them feel important.

Make sure to keep your email brief and charming

Another important tip for email marketing is to make sure to keep your email short and charming. With the increase in the number of emails in the inboxes of the audience, people do not have time to read each and every one of the emails completely. Like this time, it is the best way to keep your emails brief and eye catching, so that the customers can read and understand what you have to deliver very easily.

Short and informative like charming emails easily snap attention of customers to the call to action button. Elegantly, emails should not be longer than a few sentences. You can annotate the important message as bullets in your emails. You can see the changes in your profit while sending very charming and attractive emails.

Make sure to send your emails regularly

Normally inboxes of your customers are being full filled with numerous emails everyday from anywhere in the world. So, it may cause to lose your client’s precious attention. You have to speak up and communicate with your clients regularly. Many marketers are afraid of making their list by emailing customers too often.

One of the most essential ways to create a profitable business is to get your prospects and customers to trust you. Most companies are less willing to send emails periodically to their customers, as they fear that their subscribers will be excluded from their list. To develop an impassable bond and a good relationship with customers, just as you slowly build a good relationship with a new person you know and who eventually becomes your trusted friend. It is the amazing way that client starts emailing their list more often.

Make sure to use unique content and give some offers to customers

Use unique and rare content is another method to improve your profit. Nowadays the number of emails getting in the inbox of customers increasing invariably, it has been observed that the email opening rates are falling rapidly. Hence, you have to work strong for audience to open your marketing emails.

One of the best ways to do this is to create an unconventional and stunning headline which is the brief description of the matter inside the email. If you are providing some offers to the customers like promotional gifts, discount codes, or coupons, then it will help to earn more profit for your business. Take use of more imagination while creating a headline, as these are the ones that represent your email. Your customer will decide whether to open your email or not from the heading and offer you provide. Brief and peculiar headings are easier to read and grasp the curiosity of the customer to know what is further written in your email.

Make sure to categorize your customers and collect feedback

Customer categorization is another method lead to increase your profit on email marketing. There are several methods to categorize the customers based on gender, language, location, age, behavioral, demographic, social data segmentation etc.  By categorize your list and sending only relevant information to customers of each list.

Then you can see that the improvement in your profit. And also collect feedback from each and every customer. While collecting feedback from customers you will get an idea about what they need exact from your end. Then you can work for making changes in your email. Once you have made changes, announce it to your entire audience via email.

Conclusion

According to my opinion these are the most five important tips to double your profit on email marketing. By following these tips you can see the change in your profit day by day. You can reach your target audiences directly in your inbox. Deliver personalized messages that drive more conversions than email. And giving some offers like promotional gifts, discount codes, or coupons to the customers, it will help to increase the audience attention and getting more profit. Email marketing strategies can be utilized by a small, medium and large scale business, and if done properly and regularly you might just find your customer doubling or tripling in size.

So start fixing the holes in your email marketing campaign…

About the Author

Jamie Alexander is a leading writer at HealthExeData, which delivers a full range of affordable sales and marketing solutions to help businesses acquire, manage and retain customers. His main affection is to help people in all forms of email marketing and content marketing.

Marketing has changed considerably over the last few years, especially after the advent of social media. Online marketing has now become an integral part of any campaign, with social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. being the widely used ones. It is not only social media, companies are now utilizing emerging technologies like AR, VR, etc. for providing an enriching experience to their customers.

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It goes without saying that ‘MarTech’ or Marketing Technology is something that can no longer be ignored, irrespective of the sector that the startup caters to. Marketers not paying attention to MarTech will soon find themselves behind the times. Because every new tool that arrives on the scene changes and influences the way marketers work with, and speak to, our customers. US based Wrike that specializes in collaboration software tools and project management tools have explained ‘Significance of MarTech’ in an insightful infographic and the content is still relevant in today’s changing times.

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CleverTap, the pioneering provider of a mobile analytics and user engagement platform announced their integration with cloud telephony solution from Exotel as part of their holistic product offering.

With this partnership, CleverTap’s diverse range of clients can engage with users via SMS in a more timely, personalized, and effective manner. This further increases the efficacy of CleverTap’s industry-leading analytics and segmentation engine, helping clients run multi-channel SMS campaigns to increase user engagement and retention.

Speaking on this latest development, Kuldeep Dhankar, Head of Business at CleverTap, said

In today’s hyper-competitive market landscape, a satisfactory customer experience drives business growth. Thus, it is vital for businesses to have the right technology in place to deliver the best possible user experience and stay one step ahead of the competition. At CleverTap, we adopt a customer-first approach and take into account all the feedback and requests that we receive.

Based on their requests, we decided to integrate SMS as a user engagement channel on our platform. Exotel’s proven track record convinced us to choose their service offering. This will help our clients run personalized engagement campaigns right from our dynamic platform using push notifications, in-app messages, web notifications, emails, and now SMS as well.

Elaborating on the announcement, Shivakumar Ganesan, CEO and Founder at Exotel, said

We are delighted to partner with CleverTap to integrate Exotel’s solutions with their offerings. Technology can empower businesses to transform and create a profound impact. The combination of Exotel’s cloud telephony solutions with CleverTap’s next generation mobile engagement platform creates an enhanced user experience which is of significant value to the marketplace today. We value our relationship with CleverTap and remain committed to their success, as they continue to transform their services.

About CleverTap

CleverTap provides a comprehensive behavioural analytics and user engagement suite that enables brands to identify, target, engage, measure, and monetize users across mobile and web. CleverTap’s unique platform which combines analytics and engagement with industry-first features such as live user segments, is a powerful solution for businesses who want to design and implement real-time, personalized, and impactful strategies for rapid business growth.  For more information, please visit CleverTap

About Exotel

Exotel is the most reliable and scalable cloud telephony platform in India. Founded by Shivakumar Ganesan, Ishwar Sridharan and Siddharth Ramesh in 2011, the company powers voice communication for over a 1300 businesses including brands like Ola, Uber, Flipkart, Quikr, and Practo. For more information, please visit Exotel

Uber, the ridesharing app that is redefining urban mobility across the world announced the launch of its integrated marketing campaign in India. With the idea of Apnapan as its core theme, the campaign aims to build everyday brand relevance and re-frame personal mobility. This also marks the launch of Uber’s first TVC in India.

Sanjay Gupta, Head of Marketing, Uber India, said

At our scale, there are millions of amazing stories that we hear each week – stories of heart-warming experiences that take place between riders and driver-partners across the country. It’s these stories that keep people coming back to ride and drive with us. Over the last four months, we’ve spent hours listening to our riders and driver partners across the country to co-create our communication strategy, and build out the idea of Apnapan in the truest sense. We’re super excited to launch this campaign, as it’s our first step towards reframing the narrative around personal mobility and freedom for millions in India. So when you use Uber next, Isey Apni hi Gaadi Samjho.

Reinforcing that Uber is everyday, for everyone, the campaign conceptualized by Taproot aims to build a deeper brand connect. Inspired by real rider and driver partner stories, the simple narrative highlights experiences that every Uber rider can relate to. With Apnapan being the umbrella theme, it brings to life the underlying emotional connect between Uber, its riders and driver partners by reinforcing that it’s a service one can rely on as if it were their own – true to the tagline Isey Apni Hi Gaadi Samjho.

Speaking about the campaign, Pallavi Chakravarti, Executive Creative Director, Taproot Dentsu said

Being a regular Uber user, I can vouch for the fact that it’s changed my life. It’s rare to work on a campaign where the idea is true to the brand and the service, where you don’t have to create a story because the real thing IS the story. The Uber experience is as good as having your own car, and sometimes even better. And this experience is something we think everyone should enjoy. So we’ve attempted to capture the Uber way of life through a simple thought around Apnapan.

Uber recently partnered with Madison to execute the media strategy. A multi-platform campaign, Uber’s digital-first approach will see Facebook and Youtube as primary channels, television for broader air cover and radio to communicate with the commuting audience. Given the scale and geographic footprint that the business has achieved, the TVC and radio campaigns will be available in multiple languages like Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu.

Vikram Sakhuja, CEO, Madison added

With the launch of this campaign, we expect more people to connect and use the convenience provided by Uber in the Indian context –  just like it it is being appreciated and used by people in various countries across the world.

The battle between traditional and digital marketing has been going on for over 20 years. Two decades ago, we didn’t have the technological tools we have today to conduct a productive campaign in the online environment. With the advent of the internet, the marketing industry is changing. People use social media and smart devices to buy things and hire services. Very few still do it with the help of a newspaper. That being said, it’s only natural to believe that traditional marketing is dead. However, the average client can be attracted to a product or service with a conventional method, such as direct mail for example. The best approach is to consider a mix of strategies in an attempt to create a seamless experience.

Traditional marketing is here to stay

Why do people still market their products offline? The answer is quite simple: we still need conventional marketing because prospects need to be convinced with physical samples. Let’s assume that you’ve just a beauty brand. You’ve made the website, linked to social media, and so on. But in order to compel people to buy your latest wrinkle cream, you have to let the people try your product. This is traditional marketing. You set up a campaign and invite prospects to test it.

Then you give them samples in the hopes that they’ll share their opinions with friends and family. Last but not least, they’ll check you out online and probably give you a review. As you see, the model we’ve presented is not merely dependent on traditional marketing. It’s a seamless blend of tactics that combines both online and offline advertising.

Digital marketing – an industry that grows little by little with every year that goes by

Digital marketing is an industry that has taken the internet by storm. Twenty years ago we didn’t have websites to recommend us products or Facebook pages from where you can shop with just a click of a button. In the online environment, the goal of a company is to raise awareness and broaden its audience. Offline, the goal is to compel the people and wait for them to share the amazing experience they had with you with their loved ones.

Sadly, these days if you’re not active online you’re almost invisible offline too. What’s the point of a huge billboard in the heart of a city with hundreds of thousands of people, if nobody can find the product you’re selling anywhere online?

Digital marketing vs. traditional marketing

Today’s savviest marketers know that a complete advertising campaign needs both traditional and digital marketing. Most people use smart devices to buy things they haven’t had the chance to see in real life. However, there are prospects that don’t believe that what they see is what they get. This means you need brick and mortar stores and samples to prove that your product is of the highest quality. Back in the day we used newspapers to look for products. But all ads had physical addresses at the end, as well as an invite to come check out those products. There are online stores that don’t advertise offline. The internet is packed with stores that only sell via a website. Can you afford to take that risk?

A core drawback of traditional marketing is the lack of utensils to balance results. In the online environment we have metrics and analytics programs that we can use to help us measure results and check whether our campaign appeals to the people or not. Thanks to review websites and social media platforms, marketers can interact with their prospects, assess the feedback received, and make modifications in an attempt to correct glitches. Offline, if you made a mistake and the wrong message got out; there was nothing that you could do to fix things.

Why should we choose between digital and traditional marketing when we can use both to compose a brilliant campaign? Blending social media, direct mail London, email marketing, and conventional advertising helps people understand a brand a lot better. Offering prospects is a seamless experience when introducing them to a product is the best way to prove them that what we advertise is exactly what they get when they hit the “Buy” button.

This is a guest article by Denny Averill

Blogmint, Asia’s leading Influencer Marketing Platform  recently surveyed 500+ influencers on the state of influencer marketing in India. The data brought out interesting insights like Instagram followed by Live Video will be the upcoming channels for effective engagement.

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Even as the Indian start-up ecosystem has enjoyed the best period in the last couple of years in terms of fundraising and getting global attention, starting-up is still not a cake-walk for many entrepreneurs. Considering the challenges associated while starting a company, ah! Ventures has created a marketplace that will provide startups with all kind of services right from creating a brand identity to hiring right kind of talent.

The ah! Marketplace, a unique platform, will help connect the start-ups to find relevant service providers at every step of their entrepreneurial journey.  The platform works on a model wherein accredited service providers from various realms like technology, legal advisory, design, content, finance, HR, etc offer their services to the enterprises looking for those.

The core proposition of this platform is not just to be a marketplace but to be a platform wherein every transaction is monitored and regulated. Every transaction between the parties is based upon a pre-decided package and the payments involved are thoroughly regulated by ah! Ventures. It is only after the successful delivery of the services that the payment processed. This feature is a game changer in a world where the start-ups interact with service providers unknown to them. It assures the entrepreneurs a fair deal with guaranteed services at customized one-time, annual or life-time packages.

Commenting on the need for a product like this, Harshad Lahoti, Founder and CEO of ah! Ventures, opined

Given the experience of being an active investing entity in the entrepreneurial eco-system of India, I believe that one of the key factors behind an idea becoming a successful enterprise is taking the right business decisions at the right time. Be it a branding overhaul or a technological innovation, it is these offerings that make the customer experience unique. With the launch of this marketplace, ah! Ventures aims to cut down on the time enterprises waste in finding the right partners and focus on bettering their core service offering.

Currently the platform is live with some of the niche service providers like PitchWorx, a creative design company offering Design, Presentation and Video Packages; Pronto Infotech offering Technology Resource Packages;ah! Ventures itself with its Investor Network offerings among others. There are a number of other service providers lined up to go live in a short while.

Commenting on offering viable solutions to startups, Abhijeet Kumar, Co-founder of ah! Ventures & Pronto Infotech said

In the nascent stages, start-ups have to be cost effective and yet they have to simultaneously focus on being technologically innovative. We truly understand the conundrum of such start-ups and hence Pronto Infotech is collaborating with ah! Ventures to offer holistic technological solutions to such deserving enterprises. These bundled monthly packages help the entrepreneurs follow a monetarily lean model. With such packages, we intend to extend high quality yet feasible options to entrepreneurs who wish to make it big in this startup world.

Dharmendra Ahuja, the Founder & CEO of PitchWorx-a creative design studio, understands the importance of getting access to the right pitching tools at the right time.

Commenting on offering PitchWorx services to the evolving entrepreneurs, Dharmendra Ahuja opined

Being an entrepreneur is every individual’s dream. Be it an investor presentation, an animated explainer video or even your website-we believe everything is a pitch! Having worked with more than 100 start ups and a number of global corporations we understand how important it is to pitch a business perfectly. Thanks to today’s booming visual content trends, we have been successful in helping startups captivate their audiences with a visually compelling story – every time! We are excited to be part of the ah! Ventures marketplace as a startup service provider in the creative design space.

Since its inception in 2012, ah! Ventures, spearheaded by Founder and CEO Harshad Lahoti and Co-Founder Abhijeet Kumar, has crossed numerous milestones. With an extensive network of 850+ investors, 17000 entrepreneurs and a over 100 crores of investment raised till date, ah! Ventures has strived to be the best guiding hand for the all the players in this ecosystem. With the launch of this unique marketplace, ah! Ventures is creating a positive disruption in a startup ecosystem which is in dire need of a service like this.

Startups looking for quality accredited Service Providers log on to ah! Marketplace. Service Providers looking to empanel, drop us a mail at marketplace@ahventures.in

In case you didn’t know, social media is still the primary method used by marketers to boost sales and keep people engaged. Marketing has relocated to the online environment completely, and if you haven’t started using the web to promote your brand and product, you should start right away. The competition is fierce, and it is becoming increasingly difficult for companies to stand above the crowd. Yet, it’s not impossible to make yourself noticed, if you know how to do it. According to a report issued by Fast Company, nearly 93% of marketers today use social media channels to promote their startups.

Social media-a powerful marketing tool

It’s no longer a secret that the key to success in business is guaranteed if you know how to use social media. For the average marketer, social media is a channel that opens a lot of possibilities. Platforms like Google+, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest have millions of users. More than a half use the online environment to get information and buy things. We want to stay connected, and we use advanced technology every day. This means that the best way to increase brand awareness is to go online.

Craft a marketing plan

The best way to settle on a marketing strategy is to set up a plan first. Make a website, connect it to social media platforms, and start promoting your business. But don’t focus on selling too much. In the beginning, it is smarter to center your attention on building a target audience. Write quality content people can relate to, and stick to organic likes and shares. Don’t opt for paid ads just yet. You need time for your content to be indexed in Google, and the more patient you are the better chances you have to boost engagement.

Targeted customers

Before doing anything else, you need to have a target audience for your business. What’s the purpose of your brand? To whom you’re addressing your products? It is fundamental to be disciplined and craft a plan first. For example, if your business sells anti-wrinkle beauty products, then you need to target your audience at mature women with ages between 25 and 40. Teens won’t have an interest to buy, and to men, your products are useless. Plan very carefully, and stay focused on your brand’s mission and end goals.

If you focus on spending money and time on marketing, but your attempts are not driving sales, then you’ve probably targeted the wrong audience. Narrow down your search and focus on your niche. Write content that directly links to your products and mission, and learn to say NO. Your brand will eventually become popular on the web, and companies will want to pay you to place ads on your site. But if your brand targets anti-wrinkle products for women, ads on men’s products won’t bring any value to your brand. Learn to prioritize!

Assess the competition

Assessing the competition is yet another efficient way you can use to boost sales and increase brand awareness. Sadly, many marketers today don’t even bother looking at the competition, and they wrongfully assume that their strategy is the best. How do you know that? It is frustrating and infuriating to see that people would rather buy from others than you. But why? There must be a reason. Perform a thorough analysis on your main competitor, and check to see what they can offer that you can’t. For example, they might have better prices and package deals. Maybe they offer better discounts, or maybe their products are more visually appealing than yours. Have a look on their website, and find a way to stand out. Offer incentives that they haven’t thought of yet.

The world of marketing has changed a lot in the past 10 years. With the advent of technology and social media, exposure is no longer achieved offline. The online world is the future of marketing. You might be tempted to believe that conventional ads, banners, and even a membership card print are powerful marketing methods. You’re right, they are. But for a seamless experience, you need to blend offline marketing tactics with online approaches to appeal to a wider, more focused target audience.

This is a guest article by Denny Averill