Creating newsletter content is easy — snappy, fluff-free content keeps the audience hooked until the last word isn’t.
Nowadays, more and more companies are driven to use newsletter marketing as a key strategy to engage with their audience. But how many of them are succeeding? Let’s see.
According to research, only 12% of professionals check their emails religiously every day.
How disappointing is that?
Life would’ve been easier if the world followed an inbox-zero protocol.
Sadly, the reality is often disappointing. When preparing engaging newsletters, many do’s and don’t come into the picture.
Here are five tips that will help you up your newsletter content level in 30 minutes:
1. What is your focus?
Before you move on to the creative part, you must clearly understand what type of content you’re planning on.
Do you know who your audience is? If not, research before creating your content so that you only send what they find relevant. For instance, research their interests, hobbies, passion, industries, etc.
You can conduct surveys to gather data that’ll help you get a better idea. Once you’ve found your focus, your content will automatically turn out exciting and engaging.
2. Keep the headline catchy and intriguing.
These days, even video-centric content is bombarded with surprising jump cuts and fast-paced editing styles to keep the audience engaged.
So how can you tick the reader’s curiosity with a newsletter that pops up in their inbox? By click-baiting them into opening the mail.
For that to happen, you need to be more creative with your newsletter headline. Every subject line should be exciting and intriguing enough to entice the reader to click.
3. Don’t overcomplicate; keep it simple and organized.
Today’s audience has the shortest attention span, and content creators often need help to keep up.
Here’s a secret to bid farewell to that problem: keep it simple, punchy, and catchy. Newsletters that aren’t overly complicated have better readability. The key to creating awesome newsletters is ensuring that it’s simple yet exciting and valuable throughout. Also, add as many headings, subheadings, and paragraphs as possible to make it easier to read and follow. These little tactics will help you stand out from the rest of the 1,000 emails your audience rejects every day.
4. Write about trending topics.
New trends control today’s market, so why shouldn’t you shoot your shot?
People get excited to learn more about what’s happening whenever something breaks or shakes the internet. Stay up-to-date with the hottest trends regarding your focus, and create newsletters about the topics people are deeply interested in.
5. Keep the promotions subtle.
Before you send a newsletter, ask yourself: would you read five paragraphs of promotional material without reason?
Sorry, but the customers only sometimes want to hear about your product offers and new add-ons. If you’re always filling the content with sales-centric CTAs every single time you send out a newsletter, the chances are that you will be muted eventually. Maintain a 90% information:10% promotion ratio, and you’ll have their undivided attention.
Summing it up.
Newsletter marketing, if done correctly, stands out as one of the best strategies to raise brand awareness and pool in new customers. However, a few rookie mistakes could also push your readers to click “unsubscribe.” Play your cards right, and you’ll never be left unnoticed.