Email Marketing Etiquette
Effective email marketing campaigns combine an understanding of the offer by delivering a targeted message to the right audience. For marketers who are seeking to improve communications with an existing customer base or are venturing into email marketing for the first time, etiquette standards are important to establish and build trust.There are both formal and informal rules which should be followed in every email marketing campaign. Email can be an effective way to reach your target audience while also generating interest, leads, and conversions for your products. Successful email marketers understand the importance of respecting the recipients trust by providing accurate, compliant and high-quality content at a reasonable frequency. By following best practices you can continue to build trust and customer connections through proper email etiquette.
Compliance with Email Marketing Standards
The first step toward compliance in email involves respecting the recipients receiving your emails. Always implement an opt-in list by building your own email list and allowing people to unsubscribe at any time. Starting with clear, transparent messaging strategies will ensure you are reaching the intended audience. Carefully following CAN-SPAM compliance in terms of your subscription management and the accuracy of your messages is a good starting point in etiquette best practices.While formal compliance is an important step toward building trust in email marketing, it’s also important to follow informal guidelines in each send. Be transparent about how often the recipients can expect to receive email:- Send messages at a reasonable frequency and make sure they are tailored to the specific lists.- Allow consumers to opt out of all emails or certain types of emails- Provide accurate, compelling subject lines- Create high-quality content, designs and ensure all offers are valid
Best Practices for Email Marketing Etiquette
Transparency in terms of your subject line, content, call to action and contact information should always be followed in any marketing email. Ensure the recipients receive a clean, high-quality message that has been thoroughly vetted for quality. Quality content and reliable messaging provides a great way to connect with your readers in meaningful ways.By respecting the inbox of your marketing list you will continue to build subscribers and can start to realize commercial success with your campaigns over time. >
Baris is the founder of DirectIQ with over 20 years of experience in email marketing campaigns. Baris is an expert in all aspects of email marketing, and he created DirectIQ as an alternative to mass marketing tools like Mailchimp because he knows how to deliver individualized experience en masse to niches like hotel and real estate marketing, where a personal touch means everything.