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Business 2 Community – 6 Tips to Fire Up Your CRM for Email Marketing with a B2B Contact Database

Business 2 Community – 6 Tips to Fire Up Your CRM for Email Marketing with a B2B Contact Database

6 Tips to Fire Up Your CRM for Email Marketing with a B2B Contact Database

6 Tips to Fire Up Your CRM for Email Marketing with a B2B Contact Database

By: Business 2 Community

A well-implemented CRM system and a top-quality contact database can take your email marketing campaign to levels you never imagined possible before. But you first have to take careful note of the terms “well-implemented” and “top-quality” and think about what these mean for your project. This post focuses on the CRM aspect of this tandem and provides some key insights on how you can optimize your CRM system for your email campaign.

A good CRM platform is more than just a piece of the marketing automation puzzle. It can potentially be one of your best tools to achieve strategic goals and business growth. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves and shoot for the stars just yet. Let’s begin our CRM journey with a logical place to start – the email campaign.

If properly integrated into your email marketing campaign, a CRM system gives you better capabilities for targeting, nurturing, following up, and engaging contacts in your current customer contact database or updated sales lead database. This is because a CRM platform makes it easier to collect, process, and retrieve information about your prospects and customers as they interact with any area of your business. Here are a few considerations you need to follow in order to achieve optimal integration between your CRM system and your email campaign:

1. Work with clean lists only.

This is an absolute rule without exception. Regardless of whether you’ve developed your contact databases organically or with the help of a reputable opt-in mail list provider, you have to make sure that the lists and the data they contain are accurate, active, and analyzable. The last thing you want is to feed dirty databases to your CRM system and give it a bad case of indigestion.

2. Ensure compatibility with email platform.

The CRM system you’re using should easily be integrated with your email marketing software. This means requiring very little in the way of infrastructure modification as well as preparation for internal processes and people. If you’re not quite sure how compatible your platforms are, your best bet is to seek the advice of CRM and email marketing experts.

3. Monitor recipient actions.

Your CRM system should be able to capture and monitor actions, responses, behaviors, preferences, etc. related to your email readers. This means you need to store and process information such as links followed, topics responded to, calls-to-action taken, unsubscribe actions, passivity/activity to certain messages, and so on that can be attributed to your email recipients.

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  • Profile:  Jeff Ginsberg has 17+ years’ experience and is an industry known authority on email marketing who gets in the trenches with clients and helps them fulfill their marketing objectives, increase revenue and brand engagement. Clients rely on him and his team at The eMail Company to provide them with expertise from strategy to technology and from campaign management to channel integration. Jeff has worked with clients across all spectrums in the financial, automotive, retail and consumer packaged goods space. His experience covers both B2B and B2C markets. He has a strong background in educating and training agencies and clients about email best practices and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to marketing tools and vendor selection. While Jeff’s team may be small, they know how to solve BIG email marketing problems. Looking for help with your next campaign? Don’t be afraid to give him a call – Jeff and his team ready to help you today. Give me a call: Toll Free: 877-We-eMail (877-933-6245) Local: 416-225-7711 eMail: jeff@theemailcompany.com
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