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5 Creative Content Ideas For Your Email Newsletter

Posted by Prism Global Marketing Solutions | 3 Minutes to Read

Idea exchange concept. Ideas agreement Investing in business innovation and financial commerce backing of creativity. Open lightbulb icon with gear mechanisms. Funding potential innovative growthAn email newsletter can go a long way towards creating a connection with your brand and building trust with your audience. And while most businesses focus on connecting with their clients and prospects, an email newsletter can also foster connections with vendors, suppliers, and even other companies who may want to partner with your company. It's essential to think of all aspects of an email newsletter and how you can leverage it to make the most impact on your marketing efforts.  If you're going to put the time and energy into creating a consistent email newsletter, you want to ensure it provides value to readers. Your email newsletter needs to be seen as a powerful marketing tool that facilitates engagement and retention.

1. Updates To Products And Services Or New Product Information
As a business, you are likely constantly tailoring your offerings to meet the needs of your customers. This can be a great place to show that you listen and understand their needs as a customer. If you are ready to launch a new product, a newsletter is a perfect way to introduce it and any changes to your current products or services. Keep in mind that you don't want to mention those changes, but also discuss more in-depth why you are making them and, most importantly, how they will benefit your customers.

2. Company News
Remember that the point of a newsletter is to create a connection, so if any exciting updates or changes are happening in your company, feel free to share. As with new products and product updates, don't just tell the what, but the why. Explaining the thought behind your decision-making process will also give your customers a glimpse at your company culture and the values you stand behind, and this is increasingly important. Today, customers don’t just buy products because they need them, but because they align with the company's culture and values that produce them.

3. Interactive Content
An email newsletter should be a powerful piece of marketing material. As such, you will want a way to measure engagement. An interactive contest of some kind can not only help you measure engagement but can also help raise your visibility. Think about interactive content you can use in your newsletter. Consider a gif instead of a static image. Alternatively, if you just launched a video, you can include that in your email newsletter. There are many ways to use motion graphics in emails to stand out from other emails someone is receiving. 

4. Getting to Know You
Your brand is a compilation of all of the qualities and characteristics of the people that make up your business. One great way to create a connection is by introducing your followers to the faces that make up your business. You can do this by creating an employee spotlight section or posting photos of your office party, workplace decorating contest, or trick-or-treating for employees' children.

If your business is involved in any charity work, showcase that. This helps create a connection and also helps further showcase your company culture and values. Remember, people do business with other people, so learning about your culture and employees is essential for building connections and trust. 

5. Help Desk/Support Section
No matter what kind of product or service you offer, there are likely to be several common issues that arise. This can be a great place to address them or even let clients and consumers know about features you regularly discover they don't know available.

This can also create a fun opportunity for engagement and interaction as well. For instance, you can provide a link to your social media pages asking users to share their best tips and tricks. You can ask people to share how they use your product or service or even share their favorite thing about it.

When creating a newsletter, you want to offer a wide variety of content, from how-to videos to infographics and other helpful content. You want your newsletter to be full of valuable tips and tricks and fun, engaging content. With every piece that you assemble, you always want to be asking yourself, "why would our clients want to read this, and what value does it offer?" Remember that you are asking your clients and prospects to give you some of their valuable time just to read your newsletter, so be sure you are offering them something of equal or greater value in return.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Email Marketing

Prism Global Marketing Solutions

Posted by Prism Global Marketing Solutions

Prism Global Marketing Solutions is a HubSpot Diamond Partner based in Phoenix, Arizona helping businesses maximize their marketing investment with a strategic approach to inbound marketing.