Is email marketing dead? Not if it’s done right! The key is doing your homework before you even start: identify the goals of the campaign, define your audience, determine how you will engage that audience, and build the best possible target list. Many businesses struggle with email marketing, but a well thought out plan often leads to success. Obviously, the email should look good, but more important are an effective subject line and engaging copy. The call-to-action should be prominent and unambiguous and spell out exactly what you want your audience to do. Whether it’s a one-time eblast or a longer-term lead nurturing campaign, make your emails timely, relevant, interesting and valuable, and your audience will begin to look forward to your next mailing!