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Key CCG Services

A financial services executive approached CCG about one of her clients: an online-only retailer with 10 million products and nearly three billion in sales. The retailer had 25 million registered users, had dabbled in email marketing and was now ready to move forward with a consistent approach. Specifically, the retailer wanted a streamlined, more efficient approach allowing it to announce new products or sales events via email.

Here’s the catch: The retailer wanted an agency to provide quick turnaround on a lean budget. In addition, the agency had to have experience with the company’s email deployment platform — and be able to offer fresh creative ideas.

The executive knew this client presented a huge opportunity, and she wanted to ensure the job was not only done fast, but also done well. There was no room for error. That’s when she called on the financial marketing experts at CCG.

Success Highlights

Strong Track Record Leads to More Opportunity

Based on CCG’s past experience creating and deploying successful financial services email marketing campaigns for the executive, we were tasked with the following three objectives for the work:

Build an email template with staying power — one that could be used again and again while remaining fresh and relevant.
Utilize a simple, clean design.

Financial Services Email Marketing Best Practice Strategies Key to Implementation

CCG’s established process ensured that the email was based on industry best practices, and our zero-error policy ensured the project would go smoothly. We leveraged our long-standing customer-centric approach to financial marketing and our history of proven financial services email marketing strategies to incorporate a perfect balance of current digital trends and email best practices.

These strategies included:
Financial services email marketing template

End Result: Flawless Execution + Higher Opens, Clicks and Revenue

Using best practices that included responsive design, simple clean layouts enabling flexible image and copy swaps, as well as an agile approach, CCG was able to work with the retailer to build a solution that fit its needs, creating a quality product within a specified budget.
To enhance tracking capabilities, CCG created unique URLs that allowed the retailer to quickly and efficiently determine how well each email performed. In all, 23 unique emails were sent to the retailer’s registered users that year. The emails not only resulted in higher numbers than the retailer had ever seen before, but also surpassed industry averages.
Overall, the email open rates topped 47%, nearly twice the industry average. Click-thru rates were nearly triple industry averages at 8%. Additionally, the emails generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in new sales. Based on these results, CCG was asked to create additional emails for the online retailer throughout the following year.

Mission accomplished.

Key CCG Services

Strategic Customer Initiatives

Strategic CRM consulting
Account management

Customer Data, Analytics & Research

Database analysis & mining
Modeling, including predictive, look-alike & regressive modeling (e.g., decision trees)
Customer scoring
Marketing & email performance analysis
Statistical Loyalty Program OptimizationTM
Qualitative & quantitative customer research
Email reporting, industry benchmarking and KPI benchmarking
Testing design & analysis
Segmentation & cluster analysis
Factor analysis
Data sources
County record data
Estimated home value data
Pre-mover data
Demographic data

Content & Creative Services

Implementation support
QA process

Digital & Interactive Services

Marketing campaign conception
Information architecture and wire-framing
Mobile-first responsive design
Email deployment using Oracle’s Responsys, Epsilon DREAM or ExactTarget platforms
Strategic use of dynamic and variable content for targeted and personalized messaging
Social media
Experience design
User interface design
Website development and management
Interactive media

Are you next?

Ready to create efficiencies with your financial services email marketing programs — or give your campaigns an overhaul? CCG’s financial marketing experts can help with everything from strategy to content and creative development to deployment. Complete the form below or call us at 303.986.3000 to schedule a free consultation and see how we can help you.