9 Creative Ways to Personalize Emails

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Last Updated on June 19, 2023 by Ellen

What ways to personalize emails have you been using successfully? I’ve been looking at my emails lately in an effort to streamline my workload. I’m sure that there are times I send emails needlessly or leave out something important that I should be adding. I have several drip campaigns set up, but am I capturing the information I need? Or missing opportunities

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9 Creative Ways to Personalize Emails for Results

Ways to Personalize Emails

Depending on the email marketing software you use, it’s important to learn all the features that it has. That way you can use it to its fullest potential.

You might not even be aware of all the things your email marketing software is capable of doing. If you aren’t sure, consider talking to someone who’s an expert with your particular software choice.

They can set up everything to be the most effective and the most personal in nature.

1. Craft Interest-Targeted Email Messages

Use the software to capture the information needed to personalize and craft email messages toward what your subscriber wants to know about. This is an important way to move your subscribers enough to purchase from you. Capturing the right information will enable you to point your subscribers to products and services that they want.

2. Create Geocentric Messages

It is likely that your email software allows you to capture location-based information from subscribers. This location-based information can be used for a variety of purposes, from marketing events in their area to encouraging them to visit your location if you have a local bricks-and-mortar business.

3. Let Them Define What Information They Want

Sending a poll or checklist to subscribers that lets them define what information they want to get is a good way to find out exactly what your subscribers need and want to hear from you.

4. Acknowledge Purchases Made

Each time a purchase is made it’s important to acknowledge it with a thank you but to also move them off a list that keeps promoting that item. If they feel like you’re harassing them to buy something they already have, they won’t respond to well when you market something new to them.

5. Encourage Social Sharing

Put social share buttons on appropriate email messages so that your subscribers can help you get more people to sign up for your email marketing lists. This is a type of personalization that encourages them to share with their friends but also encourages them to friend, like and follow you on other social channels.

6. Insert Predefined Fields

Most email programs allow you to insert different predefined fields. For example, if you have a website that is devoted to selling art, you could send a questionnaire to your audience asking them what their favorite style is. Then the software will not only trigger the right emails to go out based on that style, but it will also mention the style within the email message. If they don’t fill it out, it will insert some other value that you choose into that predefined field.

7. Use Date Insert Fields

It’s important for you to pre-craft for your emails. But, you can make the email message look like you just created it by using the date insert field. Then the email message looks timelier. With that function, in conjunction with special sales pages showing the current date, you can personalize by keeping everything looking current.

8. Use Retargeting Technology

When someone visits your website or buys something, it’s important to use the technology available to you to retarget them for buying something more. When your user receives your email and opens it, a software program can be used to install a cookie that will then allow specialized ads to be delivered to the user when they visit various web pages.

9. Ask for Reviews for Products Purchased

Whenever a customer buys a product, send them a thank you message and a series of follow-up messages. One of these can be a request for a product review after giving them enough time to try and use your product or service. The form they fill out for the review will also ask for more information about them. You can use this for further targeted marketing.

Even though most consumers are savvy enough to realize that a lot of email marketing is automated today, they still respond better to more personalization than less. Therefore, if you want to compete with others it is imperative that you use your software to its fullest potential by using as much personalization as it is capable of.

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24 thoughts on “9 Creative Ways to Personalize Emails

  1. I do not blog nor do I have a business presently. I do enjoy my mail, wether it be email or snail mail having a personal touch and I know that my email does not. I do not know what my software is capable of doing but will now look into that. I haven’t actually thought about it until now. Thanks so much.

  2. I need to get my butt in gear and jazz up my email lists. I have been so busy outside of my blog I haven’t even had time to grow my freelance business.

  3. Many great suggestions but I don’t personally email too much. I don’t have a blog or business but if I ever did I would definitely use some of your suggestions. Thank you.

  4. I don’t use a business email but I do love personalizing everything that I can. A personal touch adds so much.

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