Email marketing is not quite what it used to be, and you’re spending entirely too much money on it. Take a moment and think about the amount of time and effort you’re spending right now on crafting emails. Between ideation, segmentation, design, and implementation, the landed cost of your email campaigns is higher than it’s ever been.
When it comes to marketing, even the best of us get it wrong sometimes. Why? Well, marketing is equal parts science and art, which means that even top dollar campaigns with the smartest strategies and best people behind them fall flat sometimes. While you can’t predict with certainty whether your next campaign will be a hit, you can learn from others’ mistakes.
When your e-commerce site isn’t getting the traffic you want, a PPC campaign may seem like the right strategy to bring more people to your website. The truth is, while proven effective to a certain point, PPC won’t necessarily yield the best return on your investment. So when no one is showing up at your web party (or when they are, but aren’t even enough to earn back your ad spends), it’s time to rethink your marketing strategy.
With more people than ever before connected to the internet, there’s no doubt that your business should have a presence online. But at the same time, the web is a crowded and noisy place, and it sometimes feels like you have to be the biggest and loudest to find advertising success. Maybe it’s time to stop shouting into the void and try something new entirely.