3 Techniques for Expanding your Email Reach


Email marketers are facing a tough time with growing emails remaining unopened and unsubscribes.
Acquiring new subscribers using old techniques is expensive. Below I
have listed 3 techniques that you can use to spread the word of your
emails/newsletters beyond the email list that you are sending the emails
to.
  1. Add social sharing in your emails – Let your loyal
    email subscribers help you. Add easy social sharing links/buttons to
    help them tweet, share on Facebook, linked in etc. If they like
    something in your email they will share it with their followers and
    friends. This will not only spread your messages but also will provide
    you with new subscribers.
  2. Segment differently – If you are doing segmentation
    to send emails, it is possible that you might be able grow the list of
    people in your segment by thinking beyond your current segmentation
    criteria. For example if you are sending a particular emails to who have
    listed their title as “Web Analyst”, you can extend the list by looking
    for subscribers who have not listed themselves as “Web Analyst” but
    exhibited behavior that looks like “web analysts” e.g. downloaded a
    whitepaper on tag management.
  3. Find Look Alike Using 3rd Party Data – You can go
    beyond emails and use 3rd parties to find “Look Alikes” of your loyal
    subscribers/customers. Find you loyal email subscribers/customers based
    on email opens/clicks/conversion and use their cookies to find more
    people like them using 3rd party cookie matching solutions such as
    BlueKai, i-Behavior etc. (Make sure not to cross the privacy lines when
    using these services).
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I would love to hear about other techniques that you might be using.
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  2. Number One Email Marketing Mistake
  3. 7 Ways to Create Relevancy in Emails

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