This week I got this interesting email from the Croc’s email list I’ve been on.
Check it out below and tell me what stands out to you in the messaging?
What stands out for you that you don’t get with your usual mailing list messages?
I bet you it was the celebration of the 1-year of loyalty for staying on the email list. At least that is what it was for me.
I felt appreciated. And giving me a 20% off code to anything in their store was a nice incentive for me to click through and see if I could find anything that might be worth it to use it.
The great part of this is that you don’t have to offer all of your subscribers the same discount. This is all done through an autoresponder. In your email list marketing service (Aweber, Mail Chimp, etc), you can easily set-up the feature where a specific email is triggered based on the number of days from the day of sign-up.
Imagine if you reward your email list subscribers in incremental fashion? Give them something at 90 days, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, and more! For a retail operation, discounts or bonus goods are obvious.
But what could a nonprofit or church organization do to reward the subscriber? How about some of the following to get your brainstorming started:
- “Certificate” for a free coffee or meal with a staff member or leader
- Create some downloadable eBooks or recordings that are of value to your subscribers
- Arrange for discounts to events or attractions.
- iTunes or Amazon mp3 gift card for a song download? Redbox code for a rental?
- Branded merchandise that your audience will actually use or wear (don’t be cheap!)
What else could a nonprofit or church organization give away as a reward that is affordable yet of high perceived value to the subscriber? Please leave an idea or two in the comments.