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Posted by Elise Daniel on February 16, 2010 at 4:32 pm 

In this white paper, MarketingExperiments offers several good tips for how to get recipients of your e-mail messages to click your links. (One thing to be aware of, though: Their focus, and language, is from the for-profit marketing realm.) Here’s one of them, which they illustrate with a specific example in the white paper:

“Effective communication in every medium unfolds in a logical, orderly way. A comedian would never start a joke with a punch line, a magician would never start a trick by showing his assistant already sawed in half, and marketers should never start an email message with a direct sales pitch.

“Effective email messages that drive customers to action are little more than engaging conversations. By assigning a goal to each piece of your email (’From:’ field, subject line, headline, etc) that allows it to build on the piece before, you can guide your customers to the desired action.”

Posted by Elise Daniel
February 16, 2010 at 4:32 pm
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