Friday, December 15, 2017

Your email promos are failing: change the subject

Craft email promo subject lines that entice readers to open!

Smart hotel marketers know that marketing emails sent to targeted audiences are one of the best tools for driving direct bookings.

However, those emails are worthless if they’re ignored or worse, swiftly deleted without being opened.

There is only ONE way to amp up your email’s chances of being opened: Write a damn good subject line. If it doesn’t get opened, it doesn’t get read… or booked.

Here are our tried-and-true tips for writing arresting subject lines that get your hotel’s marketing emails opened, read and clicked on.

Be brief and brilliant
People scan their emails nowadays, so keep subject lines succinct and snappy to stand out.

Avoid “free”
SPAM filters are notorious for flagging emails with the word “free” in the subject line (as opposed to “freebie).

Focus on the benefit
Why should a guest open your email? You have to make the benefit very clear. Use “Snag Last-Minute Rooms at 35% Off,” instead of “Last-Minute Deals.”

Create urgency
An effective way to grab a readers attention: creating urgency. This will encourage readers to open, read and act on the email now, rather than later.

Use numbers
Most email subject lines are vague, with ambiguous statements. Including a number is a fantastic way to get your emails noticed. Numbers demonstrate a straight-forward message and also set the right expectations.

Lead with a verb
Actionable email subject lines inspire readers to click by instilling excitement and urgency. For example, compare “Savour an Intimate Seaside Dinner for 2,” compared to “Romantic Oceanfront Dinner.”

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