Who doesn’t love an online quiz?
Even if you don’t really care what Disney princess best defines you, or what age you “really” are, some part of you wants to find out.
Quizzes get at something deep inside your brain, reinforcing or challenging your sense of yourself or your knowledge. When you get the final results, you either nod in recognition or laugh at how wrong it was—and then you might click “Share Results” to let the world know, too. (BuzzFeed quizzes get up to 75% of their traffic from social media.)
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Every marketing automation platform handles its automation a little differently: different visuals, different terminology, different interfaces.
There’s a method behind it all, but it’s not always obvious to new automation users. And while we think Drip’s automation structure is pretty newbie-friendly, the fact remains that there are often several ways to reach a specific automation goal.
And even when several roads lead to the same destination, you still might want a map to get there as quickly and smoothly as possible.
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You’ve been watching the calendar.
You’ve been watching your sales figures.
And as it slowly becomes clear that you aren’t going to hit your numbers, you start brainstorming. What discount to offer? What bonus to create?
You know you need a killer promotion to push you over the edge this month.
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It’s easy for your newsletters to fall into a rut.
They go out every week or every month, and after a few months you may stop and think to yourself: shoot, I have no idea what kind of content people even enjoy in these.
You realize you’re doing your newsletter the way it’s always been done … because it’s always been done that way. And it’s time to hit refresh.
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A lot goes into every email you send.
You brainstorm subject lines, create actionable, helpful content, and hit send at a time of day you think your ideal customer would be reading email. You consider every detail, from the sender name and the reply email address, to what goes into your email signature.
And then you hit send and cross your fingers that it worked, right?
Of course not.
If you’re not tracking your emails, you might as well be shouting into the void. And now, we’ve made it even easier to track the impact of your Drip emails in Google Analytics with global UTM settings.
That’s right: you can now automatically track site visitors from every link in every email you send with Drip, with one easy setting.
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One of the struggles of building a nonprofit marketing strategy is that your volunteers only have so much time and energy to learn new technology. If you can find something that simply works, you can save valuable volunteer time.
Our very own Josh Braaten, Director of Customer Acquisition at Leadpages and Drip, knows firsthand how challenging technological hurdles can be for nonprofit organizations. He also serves as Membership Director of the Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association (MnSearch), where he has implemented a system with Drip and Eventbrite to drive event signups and sign up more members.
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When you get into the habit of it, email marketing can be pretty straightforward. You take the time to set up workflows and campaigns that you need, adding in new promotions and keeping evergreen workflows fresh, and you send out your regular newsletter.
But without noticing it, your team could be falling into some email marketing mistakes that can lower your open rates, mess with your analytics, and even keep your emails from showing up in subscribers’ inboxes at all.
Nobody’s perfect, but you can overcome some of the most common mistakes we’ve seen here at Drip with a few simple fixes—if you know what you’re doing wrong.
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A new year means a fresh start, and for your business it might mean a lot of new goals. At this point, you’ve had time to analyze your results and statistics from the past year and decide where you’d like those numbers to be at the end of 2017.
If you spent January planning out your marketing goals—what you hope to achieve, which numbers you might realistically hit if you stretch—now you have a different task in front of you. Maybe one you’ve been putting off.
Now it’s time to start breaking down how you’re going to achieve those goals.
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If your company offers a free trial period, it may be the single most critical time in your relationship with your customer.
You have to ensure that they complete your registration process and get them using your software. Then you need to know that they understand the tool they’re using, and they see the value in using your product.
All of this before they’ve even signed on as a paying customer.
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I’m a sucker for a brand new planner. In college, I would spend hours online, researching the format I wanted for a planner and the design I wanted on the front. And then I would spend the entire school year filling it in with ridiculous detail, eventually causing it to practically fall apart in my hands.
Now, not everyone is quite as nerdy as I am about planning. But there’s no denying that having a plan in place makes your life a lot easier—especially when it comes to email marketing.
A good email marketing calendar can help you avoid overloading your contacts, improve open rates, get to know your customers better, and, ultimately, boost your revenue. If you have a team, it helps to coordinate everyone in a central location.
Read Now “How to Create (and Then Simplify) Your 2017 Email Marketing Calendar”