Creating compelling emails is only part of of a successful marking campaign, but it is an important part. The layout, design, and overall look of an email can have significant impact on the engagement that it drives. A great resource for new ideas and design suggestions is Really Good Emails. Really Good Emails is a collection of, well.... really good emails.
With luck, the holidays will be a slower time for you and your team. Consider using some of this extra time to review your communications and look at how you might implement industry best practices for email marketing. A good place to start may be with this blog post from Litmus, outlining ten best practices.
If there was a short list of key event management terms, return on investment (ROI) would certainly be at the top. Measuring the impact of an event is critical. It gives insight to the success of an event and can help drive conversations around how to better plan and market events in the future. Check out this Bizzabo blog titled "Measuring Event ROI and Event Marketing Attribution," for information on everything from the meaning of event ROI through to measurement tools.
With the new calendar year just around the corner, now is a great time to take a look at your current communications plan. During this review, consider the possibility of developing and implementing journeys for your constituents. The impact of marketing journeys, along with tips and tricks, are described in this post from MailChimp.
Segmentation: a word that every marketer and communicator knows well. Even so, taking a closer look at this key component of marketing and communications can be highly beneficial. A blog post from emailmonday recaps basic principles of segmentation and also provides actionable steps for implementation.
The event industry is rapidly evolving to include more strategic use of technology and better definition of user experiences. These trends and best practices, along with 38 others, are discussed "10 Event Trends for 2017" from The Event Manager Blog. This handbook, written by industry professionals, contains interesting information and quick tips to help you stay at the forefront of events.
For the inaugural Tools of the Trade post, we'll take a closer look at utilizing content, specifically recycling content. There are a myriad of reasons why recycling content may be a good option for you and your team in your marketing initiatives. A few of these reasons, along with ideas for how to recycle content, are presented in a blog post from Duct Tape Marketing.