If you’re a fan of the online news publication, AGBeat, you may have known that IXACT Contact’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Matthew Collis, is a regular contributor. Matthew wrote the below article a while ago but it’s worth posting here because it discusses Email Campaign Reporting – an amazing business-building feature found in IXACT Contact’s Realtor CRM. Email Campaign reports will help you supercharge your real estate marketing efforts and identify your best leads!
Enjoy the article:
A frequently missing link
Although email marketing may be a vital component of your communication strategy, you may not be aware that email marketing campaign reports can help you to pin-point the best leads in your database and increase the return on investment (ROI) of your email marketing.
I’m going to share with you how you can easily maximize the value you get from email campaign reports.
It’s quite simple but you’ll be surprised at how effective it can truly be.
But, before I spill the beans, you should know if you don’t already that email campaign reports are important in evaluating the success of your email marketing campaigns and measuring the results. For example, click through rate (CTR) is a key metric to look at when evaluating an email’s effectiveness. CTR often hints at how compelling recipients have found your offer or a particular call to action to be within your email.
A metric like click through rate is significant because you can use the data to experiment with different calls to actions or subject lines, for instance, and determine which ones work best.
But there’s more you can do with click through rate information.
Email campaign report metrics
In fact, two email campaign report metrics and the information tied to them are key in determining your best leads: click through rate and forward rate.
First, generate an email campaign report and look at the click through rate. Second, look to see who exactly clicked through to your offer.
Do the same thing again with the forward rate – run a report and see how many people and who forwarded your email to others.
The very people who clicked through to your offer and/or forwarded your email are clearly interested in what you have to say. In fact, they likely found your email compelling. Knowing who these people are is important because it’s often a clear way to see who your best leads are.
Now, can you guess what the next step is?
Targeted email to your top leads
Send a targeted email or series of emails to the people who you see have clicked through to your offer and/or forwarded your email. Further engage them. Perhaps give them a special offer or incentivize them in some way. Pick up the phone and give them a call.
The best CRM systems include a built-in email marketing platform with email campaign reporting. And I recommend an industry specific CRM, regardless of the industry you’re in, from real estate to textiles, an industry specific solution will usually be more effective.
So, what are you waiting for? Start using your email campaign reports to reach out to your best leads.
The original article in AGBeat can be found here.
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