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Thursday, January 20 2022
7 Reasons Why Your e-Mail Campaigns Aren't Generating Any Sales Leads

7 Reasons Why Your e-Mail Campaigns
Aren’t Generating Any Sales Leads Or Referrals

By Glenn Fallavollita, President of & Drip Marketing, Inc.

  • Word Count: 598
  • Time To Read: 2.4 Minutes

After sending 113+ million e-mail campaigns on behalf of our clients, I have listed the top e-mail marketing mistakes I see most payroll services make. They are:

Reason #1: No Follow-Up Call Was Ever Made – The #1 reason why an e-mail marketing campaign(s) fails is the lack of a follow-up call. My suggestion:

  • After sending an e-mail marketing campaign, i.e., press release, intro letter, etc., create a list of e-mail addresses/contacts who opened or clicked on a link.
  • Provide your sales team with a script to use during their phone blitz session.

Reason #2: Poor Messaging And Subject Lines – Another top reason why your e-mail marketing results are lackluster is this: Poor messaging and copy. And yes, your subject line falls in this category as well. My suggestions:

  • Create an engaging subject line.
  • Send an educational message (versus selling something).
  • Use your company’s name in the “from” e-mail address field.
  • Use headlines and sub-headlines when writing copy.
  • Add a high visibility low-risk offer or call-to-action.

Reason #3: Sending Too Many Or Too Few e-Mails – Have you ever received an e-mail from someone and then received 3 to 4 e-mails in the first 72 hours? If you have, you know it does more harm than good. My suggestions:

  • Keep your cadence of e-mails from one per week or every other week.
  • You can send more e-mails to your database of active clients versus a purchased list of e-mail addresses.

Reason #4: Not Segmenting Your Databases By Target Audience - Many e-mail marketing campaigns fail because the information that is e-mail is nothing more than a generic newsletter blast. My suggestions:

  • Segment your e-mail list by clients, prospects, chamber members, past clients, referral partners, etc. Once done, develop a series of e-mail marketing campaigns for each database on file.
  • Personalize your e-mail campaigns using someone’s first name, last name, and company name.

Reason #5: Not Using A Low-Risk Offer – By not having a highly visible low-risk offer or call-to-action, you are missing out on some potential sales leads and referrals. My suggestions:

  • During the design stage, write five low-risk offers to use (keeping it relevant to your target audience). This could be an exclusive trial offer, whitepaper download, special purchase price, etc.
  • Add a coupon or headline offer within the body of a campaign.

Reason #6: Not Having An e-Mail Strategy - One of the top reasons your e-mail marketing efforts fail is this: Not having an e-mail marketing strategy. My suggestions:

  • Plan a campaign’s message/low-risk offer based on its target audience.
  • Test different subject lines, copy, low-risk offers, send times, databases, etc.
  • The time of the day and the day of the week will significantly impact a campaign’s “open and click-through rate.”

Reason #7: Not Constantly Building A Database Of Prospect e-Mail Addresses – If you are not continually building your database of e-mail addresses, your “prospect” open rates will flatline over time. My suggestions:

  • Make it a priority to build your e-mail database of clients, prospects, referral partners, past clients, dealers, etc.
  • If you have a sales team, make sure each salesperson is expanding their database of prospects, referral partners, chamber members, etc., every week (sales leaders need to measure this number). And not with,, info@, etc., e-mail addresses. 

Executive Summary: The days of blasting a generic, one-size-fits-all newsletter to everyone in your e-mail database and expecting a sales lead or a referral are over. Be smart and create a plan of action AND a sales follow-up plan. Once you do this, you will see a dramatic improvement in your sales results. 

About The Author:

Glenn Fallavollita is a nationally recognized keynote speaker providing money-making advice to help payroll service owners, sales pros, and marketing gurus build more profitable relationships with their database of prospects, referral partners, and clients.

Additionally, Glenn is the president of and Drip Marketing, Inc. and has written 50+ whitepapers and three sales/self-marketing books Supercharge Your Payroll Sales NOW!, Stop Whining AND Start Selling, and Drip Marketing: A Powerful New Marketing Strategy That Gets Prospects To Buy From YouHe also writes blogs for LinkedIn and other national websites.

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