Keep Things Simple When Designing an Email Marketing Campaign

Email marketing campaigns are valuable to both the insurance agency and their clients or potential leads. Through such a campaign, an agency can provide useful and essential information about various insurance topics. However, the topic of insurance can get complicated and complex. Therefore, it is important to remember to keep these campaigns simple and easy to understand.

Sometimes an insurance topic needs to be boiled down into something simple and easy to digest. This is the time for agents to ensure that the information in the email marketing campaign is understandable to just about everyone. Make sure that the information in the email is easy to comprehend and is consistent with the information in the subject line of the email.

The relationship between the subject line and the content of the email marketing campaign is important to any successful email campaign. A subject line that does not correspond with the information within the email is an annoyance to readers. Therefore, the subject line is no place for promises of something and then have the email body content say something entirely different.

In other words, the intention of the subject line should match the content of the body of your email and vice versa, the content of the body of your email should match the subject line. Congruity is important. The subject line should be the lead to your email content.

Leverage timely topics in the insurance industry and make sure the subject line is your lead. Remember to measure the results of your campaigns for opens, click-throughs and opt-outs. Testing is an essential part of all email campaigns and once you get used to it, your campaigns are going to be more successful.

Email Marketing Campaigns Need to be Relevant

Email marketing campaigns are essential growing any insurance agency. When done right, email marketing can trigger new leads to express interest in getting insurance. Here are some tips on creating relevant email marketing campaigns.

The first thing to consider when creating an email marketing campaign, is the information put in it. The first goal of any insurance agent is to educate their potential and existing leads on insurance policies. Email marketing is about education and not as much about selling. This is because the recipients need to know about a product or policy before they buy it, hence educational marketing is very valuable in making sales. To educate is to build a rapport with those reading the emails, a crucial element in any email marketing campaign. In fact, rapport, or relationship marketing, is one of the key elements in gaining new leads and eventually selling insurance. Any agency that sends out blanket emails about a new product or new pricing faces greater numbers of opt-outs and complaints about spam from recipients and the recipients’ ISP.

Once you have composed a relevant and well-informed email marketing campaign, you need to think about crafting the subject line for the email. Most emails, are left unread therefore, it is important to pique interest in email marketing campaign recipients. A captivating email subject line should ensure that the open and click-through rates increase.

Lastly, email frequency is an important factor to consider. Frequent emails will be regarded as nuisance emails or spam. Instead construct marketing campaigns that provide useful and new information. Limit the number of campaigns to one a quarter. The focus of you campaign is to build a reputation as an informational and educational agency. That is the ticket to more sales and building a solid customer base.

Targeting Email Marketing Campaigns to Audiences

Email marketing campaigns, just like all marketing, need to be targeting various segments of your insurance agencies’ audience. Any and all information you put out there needs to be useful to the clientele you want to focus on.

Targeting email marketing campaigns by population segment is important. You cannot send out a general, blanket email because some or all of the information will not interest all of your clients and potential leads. Emails that are too general will fall flat on those who are not interested in what you are selling. Therefore, both the content of the email and, most importantly, the subject line need to be composed in such a way as to entice the segment of your audience that you are targeting.

So, if your target audience includes seniors and the elderly, subject lines like, “New Medicare Deadlines Coming into Effect Soon” or “Medigap is now Offering More Choices than Ever” are going to be a good fit. These subject lines tackle topics that impact the older segment of the population. Titles like these clearly indicate the point of the email. In other words, those are relevant subject lines and those targeted are likely to open the email.

The Subject Line of an Email Marketing Campaign is Most Important

All of your health insurance email marketing campaigns start with the subject line. The subject line is the most important line in the email. It is a line that can make or break your campaign, and yet many do not spend the time to test their subject lines.

You have about 25 seconds or less to entice the reader to click on your email and open it. If the subject line does not interest them or is confusing, your email is not opened. In fact, it will likely be deleted or marked as spam.

If clients and potential leads open an email with a bad subject line and decide to read it and do not like the message, then they may opt-out from receiving future emails. Inconsistent or spammy subject lines can deter clients and potential leads from continuing your services or contacting you.

To prevent losing clients or not gaining new leads, agents should spend time researching how to write captivating subject lines. Spend time on choosing a subject line that reflects the content of the email. Generally, a successful subject line is educational and informative with a call to action for a case study, webinar or a white paper.

Remember that you have a short window of time to impress your clients and potential leads with your email marketing campaign.

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