Cold emailing has always been the thing to look for every marketer out there. It's a practice that has seen many changes and transformations since its inception. No wonder cold email has helped marketers find and generate leads extensively.
In this blog, we'll see some specific ways cold emailing may change in 2022. It's good to adjust your current strategy to meet these trends.

Cold Email Tips You Should Be Using

Using Subject Lines that Grab Attention

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When your inbox is flooded with emails, generally, you scroll fast until you find something that catches your eye before crafting the subject line for your email campaigns. You will perhaps never write such short copy with such a significant impact as you will when you prepare the subject line of your cold emails, so make them concise, witty, fun, and above all, targeted to emotions, problems, and needs.

Personalizing Every Element

Personalization is critical in cold email campaigns. Suppose you're blasting emails to everyone without personalizing the subject line, body, and overall message. In that case, your prospects will likely overlook your emails or will not reply if they do read them. Emails crafted with personalized messages receive higher open rates and reply rates.

There's always a way to personalize an email, and there are areas you can personalize that you may have never thought to look. For instance, the first bit of text in the body of an email shows up in the prospect's inbox without them even opening the email. As it's sometimes called, this "second subject line" is situated next to the subject line and provides a preview to the recipient.

It also offers an excellent opportunity to tailor your content to a specific audience. Keep in mind that people don't respond well to messages that sound robotic or generic at the end of the day. When crafting your cold email copy, your words must seem personal and generate a personable mood. Refrain from a "one-size-fits-all" approach and speak directly to your audience.

A/B Testing for Performance

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A/B testing, or split testing, is essential for email marketing. However, many marketers and sales professionals fail to grasp the importance of A/B testing for cold email marketing campaigns. The reason is that A/B testing is conducted by comparing data from two or more groups, demographics, or campaigns. Because cold email campaigns involve less data than other types of campaigns, it's assumed that data collection and analysis aren't as important here.

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In reality, you need A/B testing to determine which campaigns will be successful before sending emails to your prospects. This testing allows you to see which approach is more successful in a given scenario. Data from previous campaigns is invaluable in determining the more exciting and engaging content for readers.

When it comes to email marketing, A/B testing can compare several variables, including multiple taglines, descriptions, subject lines, and especially the body of your emails. You'll want to test numerous emails in measurable ways to take a scientific approach to learn what makes your product or service compelling in the eyes of the everyday prospect.

Get to Know Your Prospects

Instead of pitching sales straightaway, it's much more beneficial to understand your prospect's business and the problems they may be facing and incorporate that information into your cold email campaigns. The key here is to avoid coming off as pushy and sales-driven. You want to come off as personable and helpful. To establish rapport, you should ensure that you grasp your prospect's problems throughout their workday.

You can call it intelligence-gathering or data-collection, but the goal is to learn as much as possible about your prospect, their business, and any problems or challenges that you can help with. Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter facilitate this process and make it easy to get to know your prospects.

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Using the Call to Action

When you start a email marketing campaign, your goal is not just to increase brand exposure. While it's great to get your brand name in front of as many eyes as possible, most prospects need to be guided through the buyer journey. In the case of cold email campaigns, the buyer journey is filled with points of interaction that start with the cold email campaigns and end with a sale. By the end of the first email, they should know exactly what to do to learn more about your product, service, or brand. To do this, marketers utilize the call to action.

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A call to action, or CTA, is a request or suggestion presented to prospects in a way that nudges them toward taking a particular activity. In other words, it's "the ask." The CTA should be included in every email because every email campaign has an overarching goal. However, if you put too much pressure on prospects to make a purchase immediately, they likely never will. So instead of pushing for a sale in the first email, it's better to push for a relationship. Crazy Egg founder Neil Patel put it: This is a relationship-building email. You aren't 'going in for the kill' right now. This cold email aims to introduce yourself, tell the person more about who you are, and take the first step in becoming business acquaintances.

Conclusion

If you haven't updated your cold email campaign strategies in a while, now is the time to act. These practical tips will help your brand thrive in any marketplace or niche. But, you can't send effective emails if you don't already have a list of prospects.

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