Today I'm going to be helping you compare and see the benefit of using two different CRM + marketing automation systems. We're going to be talking about ActiveCampaign as well as AgileCRM. And I'm going to tell you here why you should probably be using both if you're interested in having a great CRM as well as an amazing email marketing automation tool with pretty much no limits for the number of contacts that you have.
Let's get started first by comparing the visual user interface of ActiveCampaign and AgileCRM when it comes to creating the marketing automation. So, right here I'm showing you the inside of a marketing campaign with an AgileCRM and you can see that it's very easy to actually drag and drop each of these things called nodes. And then you're able to drag and drop by moving from here to there, different nodes that you can include.
Today I'm going to be going through the differences between three major CRM and email marketing software and that is AgileCRM which you see here as well as ActiveCampaign and Autopilot.
So here internally I'm already using for the company for our digital marketing agency AgileCRM and we love it, but there are some limitations based on the plan that we are in and we really wanted to test other email marketing focused CRMs. So all other tools, in fact, Autopilot is not really a CRM, it's really just more for automated email marketing.
ActiveCampaign is definitely a combination of both... like AgileCRM, it is both a CRM as well as an email marketing automation software. Then, of course, the one we already use called AgileCRM which really has a lot of different features and we really love it for that.
Today I'm going to quickly go over five benefits of email marketing automation. This is basically the idea of why you should be doing marketing automation. Most of it is usually done by email, so let's discuss.
1. One of the most important benefits of automating your marketing is the fact that you can save a lot of time and thus also a lot of money, once you do complete setting up your email campaigns? Why? Because there's going to be a lot of things being done automatically without you having to manually send emails. So that's benefit number one.
The first step is that you want to make sure that you're going to become an expert in your specific topic or industry. Why? Because people are going to be attracted to your content based on your expertise. So you want to make sure that you really first think about, what it is that you want to share with the world before you start creating your email marketing or general automation campaign. So the first step within that step is to make a list of topics that you commonly talk about with your customers.
What it is that you normally share with people that you're talking about, that's usually the same thing that you should be talking about through your emails or through your marketing automation? You got to keep in mind that you are here to solve people's or companies' pain points. So you want to think about what content would I share that will directly relate to how I'm helping people. So keep that in mind whenever you're going to be listing the different types of topics or things that you want to talk about.
Generate More Leads, Without Even Trying
Email marketing is a mainstay in your lead-generation arsenal, and for good reason. It’s a simple way to connect with users, create calls to action, and foster prospects down the funnel. Combining your email marketing campaign with marketing automation tools can help your business achieve more in less time. Here’s what you need to know about email marketing and how automation can help you achieve your business goals with a better return on investment.
In this episode we're going to compare what are the differences between a simple drip campaign and an advanced nurturing email campaign. So let's get started with the first.
Regular simple drip email campaign usually refers to an email campaign that has set number of messages pre-defined in a specific time sequence. That means it's designed to send messages to prospects or customers at a regular interval based on certain behaviors or lead status or in this case more specifically in the most simple way it refers to creating a set of emails that are going to be sent to every user who signs up for a campaign or a list. In the simple example, let’s say that you signed up for something, the first email is going to be sent to you usually the moment that you sign up or a few minutes later and then the second email might be set on the campaign to be sent on the third day or on the fifth day so you'll get an email too let’s say on the third day and then email number three you'll get it on the day number seven for example right. What this means it's a linear set of emails that means whether you open the mail or didn't open the mail or whether you interacted with it or not, you’ll still continue to receive the rest of the emails. This is what the simple drip email campaign refers to.
Today we're going to be talking about something pretty important, an introduction to e-mail marketing automation.
A lot of people ask us you know how actual email marketing and email marketing automation works so in this episode we're going to be covering that so that you really get a good understanding and introduction to how it works. All right let's get to it. So the first thing that has to happen is:
1.you have to drive traffic of some sort to some type of website or landing page so that you can direct users to where you want them to go. So in this example here we showing you a Facebook ad and when people click on a Facebook ad they can be taken either what's called a Facebook lead ads capture form which is something fairly new on Facebook that doesn't require the use of any page or a website. The moment people click on the ad they’ll see a pop up on Facebook and then their information is pre-populated there so that they don't have to type in anything and it's a much faster way to capture people's information.
2. The second option is a landing page which is a one page website specifically created for capturing people's you know name and email at the very least and there's basically nothing else that you can actually click on that page. it's designed like that on purpose so that people don't get distracted.
If your target market is under the age of 60, chances are that your email marketing leads will first see your email on a mobile device. It will pop up loud and clear like a shining beacon on the screen of a cutting edge iPhone, Samsung, or Motorola phone.
If your subject line isn’t relevant, compelling, and clickable, the rest of your content doesn’t matter – it’s gone forever with the swipe of a finger.
Instead of letting your email marketing efforts fall flat, consider the impact your subject lines may be having on your open rates.
Marketing automation is a tricky area for many marketing pros, but it’s important to understand the potential automation has when executed well. Email marketing has been a staple of the marketing world since the dawn of the internet, but many marketers unfortunately overlook its lasting potential, especially when you curate your automation to your readers’ actions.
Many companies rely on very basic forms of automation such as receipt emails after completed transactions, confirmation emails after customers perform specific actions, support ticket information, and other basic automatic messages. A drip campaign takes automation a step further and leverages automation as a more valuable marketing tool.
#MarketingFridays Episode 2
Full video transcript and video below.
Hello, this is Jaime from Bloominari and welcome to the second episode of Marketing Fridays.
Today is January the 13th 2017 and today I'm going to be talking to you about 15 different categories that are related to automating different parts of your business. Yes, as I said we're going to be focused on marketing automation ionn most of these episodes but I definitely want you t get an idea what different things you can do and automate many things within your business that are going to help you save again a lot of time and hopefully also a lot of money.
I'm all about trying to make my day more efficient and finding amazing tools that will help me work better. And I know that a lot of small businesses have the exact same challenges and want to do the exact same things. So now let me switch to my screen and let me show you the 15 different categories of how you can automate or make things that are going to help you work faster. Thank you.