Benchmark Email – 6 Fun Ways to Spice up Your Email & Social Media Marketing
By: Benchmark Email
Your social media-savvy, email marketing customers have enough on their minds these days without having to view your campaign with the seriousness of global warming or the national deficit. Injecting some light-hearted fun into your content can spark up your approach and drive conversions.
1. Make Fun of Trending Topics
The first spy shots from the set of the new Superman movie set internet tongues wagging around the world. For the first time ever, the Kryptonian Man of Steel’s costume was missing his trademarked red underwear! What better time to promote a sale on your red underwear lines and encouraging your customers to wear them outside their trousers to show support for the traditional supersuit?
2. Run a Pun Competition
Online marketers are well aware that getting your social media followers to be active participants in your brand’s activities is the best way to engage them and win their loyalty. Why not launch a pun competition where the best submissions about your brand win valuable prizes? You can start out by providing a few zingers and letting the followers take it from there. Your beer brand, for example, could provide these puns as start fodder:
- Rabbits like their beer hoppy
- Never drink beyond the pint of no return
- Beer can cure what ales you
- My ode to beer is at the first draft
3. Lighten Up Your Boilerplate
The various elements of your email newsletter that are mandated by adherence to legislation and varying standards can shed the “Just The Facts, Ma’am” tone of an old Dragnet episode and be brought forward to The Big Bang Theory sitcom level of relevance. Like so:
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