Mass emailJohn Sanders
What exactly is a mass email?
A mass email, bulk email, or email blast is an email campaign sent to many individuals. Mass emails are frequently used to promote a brand or a deal, but they may also aid in connecting with new consumers or brings new opportunity for businesses.
The following are some examples of mass email:
- Promotional emails
- Retention emails
- Acquisition emails
Best practices for mass emailing
Previously, bulk email campaigns were carried out by sending identical emails to a company’s complete subscriber list. These emails are progressively ending up in spam folders as filters get more sophisticated.
Marketers have realized that personalization, automation, and tracking boost the efficacy of mass mailings dramatically. Using these approaches, you can ensure that your message reaches the appropriate person at the right time and that it is received in their inbox.
1. CAN-SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act limits what you can and cannot send in marketing emails. All email messaging, including bulk emails, must comply with the Act. The CAN-SPAM Act makes sending misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent content illegal.
You must also clearly designate promotional emails as advertising and give readers a way to unsubscribe from specific lists (or opt-out permanently) if they so want. You might be fined up to $43,792 for each email that violates CAN-SPAM. Any marketing team must fully comprehend it.
2. ESP issues
One issue with bulk emails is that you may need to upgrade your present email service provider (ESP) contract depending on the size of your recipient list. Most ESPs will have a solution for delivering email blasts, but some will experience bottlenecking, which happens when emails are sent one at a time and lag due to server load.
This may result in incorrect sending times, especially when working with large lists. The first step in ensuring that your ESP can manage your bulk emails is to guarantee that they get into the inboxes of your recipients when you expect them to.
3. Offer value to the customer
Your bulk emails must have a purpose. They must add value to the lives of your customers, subscribers, and prospects. If they don’t, there’s no need for your recipients to opt-in or read the email — they’ll quickly stop bothering to open them.
Concentrate on your target audience to ensure that you are providing value. “What are my consumers’ requirements, and how can I meet them?” will assist you in developing a personalized marketing approach that addresses what your customers want, providing value from the beginning.
For example, you could wish to provide instructional content that instructs your customers on the difficulties they may experience in their job or business (ideally, issues that your product can help solve). In this case, you may send out tutorials, FAQs, or step-by-step videos.
Understanding the ins and outs of bulk email marketing may look complex, but it isn’t. The first stage is to improve your mass email strategy, whether you choose to send a new monthly newsletter to your subscriber list or promote an upcoming sale.