But if you’re like the 52% of marketers surveyed by Hubspot, you have a “great need to improve your email database segmentation.”
So if you want to get better at segmentation, I’m about to show you a new and easy tool to do this. But before we dive in, let’s review why it’s so important to segment your list.
According to Mailchimp, these are the improvements you’ll see once you segment your campaigns:
The bottom-line: Segmenting your list gets you more opens, clicks and sales.
Why is segmentation such an effective way to improve email campaigns?
Your Buyers Aren’t All the Same
It’s true. Right now, without even looking at your email database, you know it’s made up of contacts who are at varied stages of interaction with your business.
Some subscribers know your brand well and are repeat customers.
Others may have just recently opted-in to your list and have no idea what you sell or why they should buy from you.
Clearly these 2 groups should not receive the same messages, right? So by segmenting this list, you’re creating relevant messages for each subscriber.
Of course, there are many other ways to “slice ‘n dice” your list than length of time.
For example, if you’re an SaaS company, you’d want to segment to send your list the right message at the right time. (Relvelancy is key to better email marketing.) This is why SaaS company Vero has divided their list into 54 different segments!
It’s also how the Obama campaign raised $500 million using email marketing. They segmented this to identify supporters who donated to their 2008 campaign. Then they send those supporters a releveant message about “renewing their support.”
Okay. You get it. Segmenting is awesome. But if you’re still struggling with segmentation, you’re not alone.
According to Hubspot, 32% of marketers say segmenting their email database is one of their organization’s top objectives in the next 12 months.
I found myself thinking… If only there was another way… Until I spoke with the founders of Powerfacet. Then I got quite excited because they’re on a mission to make segmentation easier for every marketer.
Their vision is to automatically segment based on your list and the keywords in your email… but that’s another story.
This week, the founders gave me a look behind-the-scenes at their product. They’re doing some amazing things that I’m excited to share with you:
1) Fast Segmentation Tools
With the unique Search and 1-Click Segments features, you can easily locate campaigns, build recipient segments, and export to ESP in record time so you can send better messages – faster.
2) Keyword Analysis
Use Powerfacet’s detailed keyword analysis of your subject and message to build segments that increases response rates based on campaign data.
3) Smarter Segmenting
Instead of using “friction inducing keywords” that appear in email subject and body, Powerfacet will help you use the keyword metrics provided by the search results or campaign view so you know the best keywords to use.
4) Visual Email Campaign Metrics
Easily compare key metrics of many campaigns in a single view. Learn from the best performing keywords to increase response rates and decrease churn.
Campaign and response data is continually pulled from your ESP. This is a multi-pass incremental process, depending on ESP restrictions the ETA for completion may vary.
Using NLP algorithms, keywords and entities are extracted and correlated with campaign response data. Final data is persisted for search and segmentation.
Using innovative UI and efficient analytical techniques, 1-Click Segments simplifies the process of building your segments from response data, and keyword metrics.
Want to try Powerfacet? Click here for an invite.