Email is the backbone of every digital marketing strategy, in every industry.
Not social media.
Not search ads.
Not even – dare I say it! – SEO. <gasp!>
Despite the rise of social media and messaging systems like Slack (ahem, anybody remember Internet Relay Chat???), email is still the primary business communication tool in use today. This is for both active client communication, but also for marketing purposes.
Have you ever watched a new show on Netflix because of that weekly “What’s New” email they send?
Have you ever applied for a credit card because Credit Karma sent you that promo email to utilize your credit score?
Ever cashed in a 20% coupon from Bed Bath & Beyond (🚀!) that you received via email?
How about purchasing an item on Amazon that was advertised at the bottom of those shipment confirmation emails from your last order?
Oh, oh, I know a good one. Ready? Have you ever registered for a CPE class that was brought to your attention via email? Hmm? Hmm? 🤔
Still not convinced? You’re an accountant, you like numbers, so here are some stats: According to MarketingSherpa, 91% of Americans want to receive promotional emails. According to Adestra, 73% of Millennials prefer receiving email marketing over direct mail, text messages, and phone app notifications. According to the Direct Marketing Association, email has a 38:1 return on investment. Lastly, consumers that purchase via email spend 138% more than those that don’t receive email offers, according to marketing agency CRM platform BenchmarkOne.
To help you get a grip on your email marketing, you’re invited to attend the next Digital Marketing Trialogue session with moi and special guests Nate Hagerty and Christian Jones of Tax Pro Marketer. We’ll discuss concrete steps for integrating email marketing into your overall business development process. There is no cost for this webinar, but it is limited to the first 100 registrations.
We’ll go live at 12pm Pacific / 1pm Mountain / 2pm Central / 3pm Eastern on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
If you’re unable to attend live, don’t worry: These webinars get converted into podcast episodes, so you can listen at your leisure later on.
To your success,
P.S. Ready to get going with your own email marketing for lead follow up? I’ve assembled a special collection of back issues of The Profitable Accountant newsletter covering lead follow up strategy and building your email list so that you have leads to whom you can email. This special collection, consisting of the July 2018, January 2019, and April 2019 issues, would normally run your $98 per issue — that’s $294 for all three. But this week only, you can get all three for over 53% off as a bundle — just $138. Each issue also contains some other amazing information, which I’ll discuss in tomorrow’s email. To see what’s in each issue, read the descriptions in the back issue catalog. Then, if you’re interested, order the collection.