Good copywriting helps you build your brand, connect with your customers, and persuade more of them to click through on your offer. But too often, marketers don’t take full advantage of the power of great copy. After years in the email business, we’ve seen every copywriting fail: typos, “blah” writing, “meh” calls to action, and other misfires that turn email potential into missed opportunity. Here are the 5 biggest copywriting fails that you should avoid.
It’s that time of year, email geeks! As you’re reflecting on what a crazy year 2016 was for email (and beyond), we pulled together a list of our most-loved posts to inspire your 2017 planning.
When we receive an email in our inboxes, we view it as a two-way method of communication. You email, I respond. Yet when it comes to many email marketing campaigns, it doesn’t feel that way to subscribers. Instead, they see marketing message after marketing message with little personal connection. If you want to take advantage of the personal, 1:1 nature of email, then you’ll have to start making your email copy more human.
Most of the time, you don’t need a brand spanking new design to get your point across—what you have already works. That’s why an email template is the easiest way to streamline your email campaign. But using a template doesn’t let you off the hook from testing.
Email marketing mistakes happen. We’re all human. With a template, though, we let our guard down. Because they often come “pre-tested,” we forget to test ourselves. Here are a few things you should definitely keep in mind when using templates—because no template is truly invincible.