“Building an effective email marketing strategy is like laying a trail of breadcrumbs. But how do you keep your audience following along all the way to where you want them to go? And how do you get their attention in the first place? ”
According to Andy Walker, Founder of Cyberwalker Digital and email marketing expert, “The return on investment is better than any other technique to reach customers. And it works for brand building and generating direct sales.”
Walker discusses the importance of having magnets and ice cream within your email marketing strategy. “A lead magnet attracts your audience and pulls them in, just like an actual magnet would.” What are you using for lead magnets? Do you offer tip sheets, eBooks, videos, webinars, other premiums? The key to developing a good lead magnet is understanding your customer paint point.
Walker later explains that once you’ve captured the lead, you need to offer something “as sweet as ice cream” to lock them in. Walker is referring to the solution to your customer’s problem. If you consistently identify their problems, large or small, and provide a solution you will build trust and brand loyalty.
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