The Key to More Successful Email Campaigns: Time

Want to make your email marketing more effective? Make sure your production schedule allows enough time to develop great creative.

Can you develop and send an email in a couple hours? Sure. And sometimes you need to. But most projects are on the calendar well in advance; starting early will allow your creative team the time they need to give you great copy, design, and programming.

My standard production schedule for a brand new email campaign is six weeks. With my clients, this usually includes multiple audiences as well as multiple efforts. If you’re sending a single email to a single audience it can go faster. If you have a lot of audiences and efforts, it can take even more time. But when you’re starting from scratch, six weeks is a good guideline.

So why six weeks? Let me walk you through the kick-off meeting and the first two tasks, which are most critical for success.

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