Great Christmas Emails

Emails are an underestimated communication platform. In most situations, they could be even more efficient than phone calls and they are well adopted by businesses as a communication channel. There is no better way to attract new customers than through email marketing. Good emails should be concise and straight to the point. They should have a clear goal and a short summary to start things off. The structure is also essential to a logically organised email. This will ensure that the email is visually scannable. With the holiday season already here, if you haven’t started sending those holiday emails, now is a great time to start! Sales during the winter season have been increasing each year and smart brands are…

AeSTATic value: 5 ways to turn your info into imagery

People like stats. People like numbers. How many points have you earned? What was your total number of steps walked last week? Was your screentime up or down? Personalised, bite-sized snippets of information are well-suited to the transient nature of email. Rambling walls of text (like this article) are not. But you know what’s even better than straight-up figures? Those figures… in graphical form. A picture is more engaging, more instinctively understandable. That picture might be a bar graph or a pie chart or any other visualisation that meets your need. If you can think it, there’s probably a way to do it. Let’s take the theme of loyalty points. If your customer can see their progress – rather than…

Planning and implementing your email marketing strategy

Email Marketing Strategy Just because you can do something doesn’t necessarily mean that you should! It’s an old adage and one many email marketers would do well to consider before embarking on their email marketing strategy. If we start from what is possible the prospect of drawing up an email marketing strategy, budget, resource and timelines is daunting. I like to start from the other end, not what is possible but what does the business need. It sounds simple and the oft flippant response is more sales but that doesn’t always hold true. So start with a blank canvas and decide your business’s short, medium and long term goals, they may all turn out to be the same – sales,…

5 ways we can solve your development headaches

Successful email marketing is more than just sending pretty emails, but to enhance it, extra resources are required. The cost, time and effort, particularly for small businesses, may be off-putting and prevent maximum potential being reached. However, at display block we have the experience and infrastructure already in place for all kinds of development projects. Here are the top 5 ways we can help you improve a multitude of development intensive email marketing elements, with very little input required from your end. Development Project 1. Create your own subscriber list and/or send automated emails Building up your own subscriber list is a must for your email marketing strategy. Capturing users that really want to receive your emails should be the…