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Newsletter Marketing Best Practices 2017 | Stay Relevant | Postman
18 May 2017

Newsletter Marketing Best Practices 2017 | Stay Relevant | Postman

Email use is still increasing. It’s estimated that there will be 2.9 billion email users by 2019, with people also having more email accounts each. Add in to that the increased use of smartphones, and our knowledge that people spend a large proportion of their day with instant access to their open inbox, and you can see why it’s important to be ahead of the game for newsletter marketing best practices in 2017.

72% of people prefer communication via email.  That’s a huge figure that we can’t ignore. But how do we ensure that we make it work for us, with the best newsletter marketing practices of 2017? What do you need to know to be ahead of the game?

1) Simplicity and Sensibility

Over the last few years, we’ve seen email newsletters getting bogged down in huge amounts of content, and too much padding. The result is that your email newsletter is quickly marked as spam and no longer finds its way in to your reader’s inbox.

Getting a subscriber signed-up is only part of the process. Keeping them reading and looking forward to your newsletters is the harder task. Therefore, the content needs to be hugely valuable time after time.

The average adult attention span is just 8.5 seconds. That’s worrying when you realise a goldfish can actually concentrate for 9 seconds, and less than 10 years ago we would concentrate for 12 seconds. Your readers need to be able to scan quickly, and in the process have their attention grabbed.

2) Interactive Newsletters are Expected

You need to stand out from the crowd. Generally speaking, we’re used to snazzy looking websites, and fairly dull and mundane emails. If you want to be ahead of the trend, you need to make your newsletters just as eye-catching, if not more, than your website. The easiest way to do this is by using a template service such as Postman’s, which will help you to create engaging interactive content with minimal effort and expertise.

So think clickable content, embedded video, and moving graphics. Make it so that your reader can ‘do something’ rather than just read.

3) Make it Personal

We’re used to being treated as individuals, and email newsletters need to get in on the act. You shouldn’t be sending the same single newsletter to every subscriber on your list. Instead, you should have address lists that are defined by reader characteristics. This way you know that you’re sending the most appropriate content to each reader, leading them to believe they are getting a highly customised service, and engaging with a brand that really gets them.

4) Shift Your Call to Action from the Bottom to the Top

Yes, you want your readers to read every word of your newsletter, but the reality is they might not make it to the end. Therefore put the call to action, which has typically been reserved for the last line, to the top. This way, whenever they get the urge to click-to-action, they know where to go. You’ll catch more clicks this way. Think about it – if they are only going to read one sentence, let it be the call to action.

5) Start Straight Away

Consumers are used to instantaneous gratification. If a subscriber signs up to your newsletter, yet doesn’t receive their first delivery until a week later, chances are you’ll have lost them. Get them immediately hooked in to what your newsletters can bring by making your ‘thanks for subscribing’ email, their first newsletter. This is only possible when you’ve got the software doing the hard graft for you. Fortunately, Postman has got that covered.

6) Responsiveness – Seriously

54% of emails are opened first on a mobile device. Your newsletter has to be mobile-friendly or it’s as good as going directly in to the bin. This is a growing trend for 2017. Make sure your newsletter works just as well on a mobile as on a desktop. It’s another reason for making the content short, sharp, and sweet. It can be better to send more, shorter, newsletters, than infrequent long ones.

These are the top best practices for email newsletters in 2017. Master these, and you’ll be ahead of the trend and ensuring that your newsletters really work for your business.

 

 

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Best software for newsletters & email marketing

The best software for newsletters is easy to use to create attractive design newsletters. Postman newsletter software serves you with smart features, enabling you to take your email marketing to the next level. 

The newsletter is a perfect channel for establishing and maintaining solid customer relations. As a result of the fact that customers of both today and tomorrow are living their lives online email marketing and newsletters is an essential key as well as an amazing opportunity to succeed with your communication. In a number of enquiries email marketing has turned out to have the best ROI (Return On Investment) of all channels, including social media.  

Using newsletter software doesn’t have to be tricky or hard. We have worked hard with usability and interface to make sure that our software for newsletters is as intuitive and easy as possible to get familiar with. 

You can create stylish newsletters without effort using our drag and drop editor. Heaps of automated features will save you time and frustration in the process of producing and sending your newsletter. 

If you are arranging an event you can connect to Magnet by Paloma – our software for guest registrations och online ticket sales. You are also able to retrieve immediate feedback by applying quick question in your email. 

If you have different departments or multiple editors working on your newsletters you can use editor accounts, with different access levels. RSS feed is another time saving feature for your newsletter. Allow content to be automatically generated from another source and avoid duplicating your efforts!

Free templates and plenty of tips & tricks 

Keep your communication consistent and solid using a newsletter template. Templates are also in favor of the continuous work with your newsletter as you will be fast on track instead of creating layout from scratch for every dispatch. You will have good looking ready made templates at hand for instant use. You will also have access to an archive to store your templates as well as other files such as images and documents. 

On our site, blog and in our newsletter you can find plenty of tips on digital newsletters and email marketing. 

Create & send newsletters in no time

Our easy to use software for newsletters will help you create professional, creative and interesting newsletters in html. 

✔️ Design, send and monitor with statistics

✔️ Filter, segment och target content at the right target audience

✔️ Retrieve content from another source automatically through RSS, avoid duplicating efforts 

✔️ Implement marketing automation with trigger email.

✔️ Intuitive and sharp drag and drop editor

✔️ Easy contact management

✔️ Smart feedback

✔️ Multiple editors.

Try Postman software for marketing newsletters & email

If you are looking to develop your business marketing newsletters and email Postman is a your perfect match. 

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