With a few months’ worth of the new Net Atlantic Executive Summary report under your belt, you may be wondering how you can improve your grade.
We recommend studying and reviewing trends in your list(s) from month to month. Study your subscribers, list growth, sending habits, opens and clicks, and more. The better you understand each element of your email marketing program, the better chance you have of improving your grade.
Of course, studying is only the beginning; you have to apply what you learn. Below, I’ll take you through the main areas of the Executive Summary Report, and provide some tips on how to improve your results in each one.
Picture this: you’ve created a phenomenal email. One of your best ever, in fact. It’s got highly compelling content that’s relevant to your subscribers, gorgeous images, and a call to action that’s practically irresistible. This email is so good, you can’t wait to put it out there and watch the clicks and conversions start rolling in. So you’re really tempted to just pull the trigger and skip the whole testing phase. After all, you know your email is practically perfect.
What could possibly go wrong?
You want to include that beautiful photo you took, or that gorgeous artwork you created, in your latest mailing. Your image is so good, you can’t wait for everyone to see it. But there’s a problem: when your email goes out, all your subscribers see is a blank space where your image was supposed to be, along with this message:
So what happened??
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You’ve done the batch-and-blast thing. You know how to segment your list to get better results. And you know that getting more in-depth metrics and stats from your campaigns is the key to your success – both now and in the future.
So it goes without saying that you’ve moved past entry-level solutions. But what’s next?
It’s already time to wrap up our 4-part series on how to tweak your holiday email campaigns for your most successful season ever!
Here’s a quick review: In Part 1, we discussed the effectiveness of creating compelling subject lines and using personalization in your holiday emails. In Part 2, we talked about how to set the right goals for your holiday email campaigns. And, in Part 3, we reviewed how important the look and feel of your emails can be, especially during the holiday season. If you missed any of those posts, we encourage you to go back and give them a look.
Now, in Part 4, we’ll discuss why sending an email once is not enough if you want to reach as many of your subscribers as possible. Why? Read on to find out!
We hope you’ve been enjoying our series on how to tweak your holiday campaigns for success!
In Part 1, we talked about creating compelling subject lines and using personalization as a way to stand out in the inbox during the holidays. In Part 2, we discussed how to set the right goals for your holiday email campaigns.
Now, in Part 3, we’ll discuss why looks matter. No, we’re not being shallow! When it comes to email, the look and feel is very important – especially during the holiday season. Lending some visual pizzazz to your messages is a great way to let your subscribers know that you’re ready to help them celebrate.
So what’s the best way to show your readers that vibrant holiday spirit – without overshadowing your brand or distracting them from your call to action? Read on to find out!