Implementing Hubspot Workflows for Email Marketing Automation
Email Marketing Automation is vital for any business in order to harvest major opportunities and keep your target audience permanently engaged.
Email Automation helps convert leads into customers, encourages additional purchases through targeted promotions, and engages customers in different activities regarding your brand. The campaigns are executed automatically and are personalized based on customer behaviors or attributes to improve accuracy and impact. This eliminates tasks that are resource-heavy and allows marketers to focus their attention on tasks that cannot be automated.
One of the Hubspot tools that help you build email automation is the workflow area. In Hubspot, a workflow is a set of predetermined actions based on a starting condition. The condition is a rule that fires when a lead enters a workflow and this can be triggered by all kinds of events, such as when a contact submits a form or visits a page.
With Hubspot Marketing Automation you can automate your campaigns without any code. You just select the triggers, conditions, and actions and you're ready to go.
Steps to Automate Email Workflows
1. Identify the target group/enrollment criteria: decide to whom you will send the email. You can use different criteria to start a campaign for a selected audience. For example, you can use the lifecycle stage as the main trigger and send a personalized email when a contact converts into a customer or select all inactive contacts and send them an email. You can also include other conditions such as time since the last website visit or past purchases to help upsell or cross-sell to customers.
2. Determine the campaign goal. When a contact meets the goal it will automatically unenroll from the email campaign and will not receive any more emails, even if the workflow was not completed. The goal can be anything quantifiable, such as a purchase, a form, or a website visit.
3. Test your setup: Hubspot offers the option to test your workflows without turning them on. Simply select one of your contacts and you will be able to see if they will be enrolled and the branches they would go through.
4. Make your workflow live and see the results: once the workflow is on, the reporting are in your workflow will start to populate with insightful data. You can constantly check this area to understand what emails from your campaign are working better, and also identify potential errors in the process.
When the email workflows are set up correctly, your work is half done, now it’s time to watch how people are responding to them so you can apply additional optimizations.
OPTI Systems has over 15 years of experience in software development and is a Hubspot implementer in Romania. Looking for ways to bring more value into your company by implementing email marketing automation? Reach out today.
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