Thursday, 04 October 2012 09:58

Holding together your strategy.

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There are many different ways that companies use email marketing, it maybe the way that you keep in contact with a customer, just letting them know what’s going on in your sector, it maybe your main selling tool or you might just be trying to boost brand awareness, the list goes on.

What ever you’re using it for, there is no getting away from the fact that it is now one of the most recognised successful digital marketing tactics, and works very well with the current strategies that you are using. And creating this integration really is crucial into completing the whole circle.

A good way to look at it is imagine it’s a puzzle and all of the pieces need to be there and be put together for it to work.

Also, each campaign needs to help out other campaigns. For example, post your email campaign on your social network site, and give the option to join your mailing list. And  then on your email you should have your social sharing buttons and urge your mailing list to like your Facebook page, or follow your twitter account, which will increase your reach.

And then of course any other sort out digital, magazine or outdoor advertisement should promote your website which urges visitors to sign up for your newsletter.

Email marketing is now what holds everything together though, it is the communication tool that is most commonly used and by far the most developed in the sense that it can be tracked. No other form of advertisement offers such a detailed report in what has happened after you have launched the campaign.

You can test what works before you launch the full campaign (see subject line testing).Email marketing will even give you an exact return on investment. It is the most cost effective form of advertisement which is why it is the tool holds your whole strategy together.

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Mitch O'Callaghan is the UK Sales Manager here at BrotherMailer, and spends his time talking to Email Marketeers, finding out what's new and what's old, what works, what doesn't, and ensuring BrotherMailer users get the best results.

Tel: 020 8774 7148 mitch@brothermailer.co.uk