Tag Archives: Webinar best practices

7 Webinar Invitation Mistakes You Can’t Ignore

How do you prevent your Webinar campaign from being lost in the crowd? Here are 7 mistakes you’ll want to avoid, as illustrated by an email received recently from email marketing provider Silverpop: 1. If you must use a graphic header, make it count. Graphic headers are a necessary evil… Read More

Checklist: 5 Ways to Minimize Webinar No-Shows

First, a question. From a marketing perspective, does it matter if prospects actually attend Webinars once they register? Some would argue: no, especially if those who register are net new leads, where the real value is simply getting the person to sign up in the first place. Anecdotally, our experience… Read More

Webinar Invitations: Sell the Event, Not the Product

Easily the #1 mistake that tech companies make when promoting Webinars is that they forget that they’re selling an event. In order for a prospect or customer to register for your event, it’s critical that your email invitation convince him/her that the benefits of attending the Webinar make the investment… Read More

Email Critique: Adobe Webcast Invite Keeps It Simple

I’ve praised Adobe’s marketing design before in this space, and the email below is yet another example of how a well-constructed brand standard can work equally well across multiple media. In this case, an invitation to download a recorded Webcast, Adobe combines a clean email design with clear, concise selling… Read More

7 Mistakes To Avoid In Your Next Webinar Invitation

I’ve written a number of times in this space about how to maximize response from email Webinar invitations. The campaign below from Parallels, a Swiss-based software company, provides a handy illustration of those techniques by displaying what key mistakes to avoid. For example: 1. Sell the offer, not the product…. Read More

Novell Webinar Invitation Needs a New Approach

As I have often lectured in this space, much of what makes for an effective email has less to do with deliverability, mobile compatibility, social media functionality, and all the technical bells and whistles that most people fret about, and more about basic direct response principles such as a strong… Read More

Salesforce.com Webinar Invitation Gets It Right

There are many things that work well in the Webinar invitation below from Salesforce.com, but one of my favorite elements is the smallest: the link at the top left corner that reads: “View on a PDA.” Click and you’re linked to a hosted, plain text, narrow-column version of the same… Read More