Last week, I discussed ideas for a digital campaign via email or e-newsletter. But beyond the information you provide, there are some very crucial but basic elements that any online campaign should have, along with some tips and strategies. Here’s your checklists.
Basic email elements
• An attention grabbing subject line
• Your business name and logo
• Relevant content with attention to WIIFM (What’s In It For Me)
• Standard contact information including link to company website.
• Unsubscribe option (usually at the bottom)
E-newsletter content suggestions
• General company news
• Any promotions
• Customer/business spotlight
• Event planning tips/suggestions
• Employee spotlight (bio/likes/etc)
Tips & strategies
• Email open rates are higher in the evening and on weekends.
• Use colors and designs that reflect your business and will appeal to your audience.
• Do not send out text heavy emails. People will not read it.
• Create hyperlinks that drive email recipients to your website.
• Do keep your messages short and focused.
• Don’t sell. Instead provide helpful information (coupons/promotions are helpful).
• Conduct a Google image search of great email examples.
• Write and preschedule all of your monthly emails at one time. This will save a lot of time.
Michael Rosman has been in the catering and restaurant industry for over 30 years in the Boston area, where he built a $1.8 million per year corporate drop-off catering operation. He’s the founder of The Corporate Caterer, a resource membership website, lead generation and private coaching company. Whether you are just starting out, are a leader in your marketplace, or somewhere in between, www.TheCorporateCaterer.com has an incredible wealth of insight and resources to help you begin or grow this division of your business. To learn more, visit the www.TheCorporateCaterer.com or call Michael directly at 781.641.3303.