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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Heppell

5 Marketing Activities You Need To Automate Right Now

In the past, we used to heavily rely on traditional ways of advertising. But now, things have changed. More and more businesses are turning to automation to make their marketing work smoother and easier.


Think about your daily routine. How much time do you spend sending emails, setting reminders, checking leads, and organising your contact lists? Instead of doing these same tasks over and over again, just picture this: your team could be brainstorming exciting ideas to grow your business.


It's a world of possibilities if all those repetitive tasks you and your team do every day could be handled automatically. Statistics say that over 70% of successful companies use automation. That's why using automation in marketing isn't just an option anymore; it's a must if you want to stay competitive and reach your target audience effectively.


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Why Automate Marketing Activities?

Before diving into the specific activities, let's briefly understand the advantages of automating marketing processes:


Time Savings Automation allows you to complete repetitive tasks faster, giving you more time to focus on high-value activities, like strategy development and creative content creation.


Consistency

Automated processes ensure that tasks are performed consistently and accurately, reducing the risk of human error.


Data Insights

Automation tools often provide detailed analytics, offering valuable insights into the performance of your marketing efforts.


Scalability

As your marketing efforts grow, automation can help you scale operations without a proportional increase in manual labour.



Now, let's explore the marketing activities that can benefit from automation:


1. Email Marketing Campaigns

Email marketing is a powerful tool, and automation can enhance its effectiveness. Platforms like Mailchimp, Constant Contact, and ConvertKit simplify email campaign management. Investing in email marketing can yield remarkable returns, up to $42 for every dollar spent.

Automation can streamline the process, sending messages at intervals to guide leads toward purchases and nurturing customer relationships with automated thank-you emails. You can also create automated welcome emails for new leads, segment qualified leads, and clean up your email list using tools like GetResponse. This automation optimises your email marketing efforts, allowing you to focus on other essential tasks.


2. Social Media Posting

Maintaining a consistent social media presence is essential, but it can be time-consuming to manually post on various platforms. With approximately 4.48 billion people having social media accounts (around 57% of the world's population), building a social media presence offers a significant return on investment. However, managing content creation, distribution, and performance tracking can be repetitive and dull.


The good news is that these monotonous tasks can be automated. When combined with social media automation tools, you can schedule content to be posted on specific dates. Social media management tools like Buffer, Hootsuite, and Sprout Social let you schedule posts and track engagement.


3. Analytics and Reporting

To succeed in your marketing efforts, it's important to gather and analyse data efficiently. Using automation tools, you can consolidate data, create reports, and schedule regular distribution. Having a functional feedback system is essential for improvement. Tracking your actions and generating detailed reports is a must. Before marketing your website, set up Google Analytics and Search Console for basic analytics.

Two employees looking at the analytics of their company.


If you're promoting affiliate products on your blog, use UTM tags to identify top-performing links and posts. With UTM tracking, you'll know which affiliates are converting best and can boost them with paid ads. Apply the same strategy to email marketing by tracking subject line open rates. In short, monitoring your every move helps you understand what works and what doesn't, allowing you to focus on what's successful and eliminate the rest.


4. Paid Advertising

Automating advertising is a valuable addition to marketing, especially when it comes to managing and optimising paid advertising campaigns. Platforms like Google Ads and Facebook Ads provide automation options that allow you to easily adjust bids, target specific audiences, and automatically track performance. With features like automated ad rotation, scheduling based on dates or performance, and the ability to set ads to run at optimal times throughout the day, you can simplify your advertising efforts. Additionally, automated alerts based on metrics like cost per action (CPA) ensure you stay informed about campaign performance.


5. E-commerce Recommendations

In the world of e-commerce, automation is your best friend. By automating processes like personalised product recommendations based on a customer's browsing and purchase history, you can not only boost sales but also make your customers happier. Imagine sending product recommendation newsletters to your valued customers automatically, aiming to cross-sell or up-sell items. This not only saves you time but also enhances customer satisfaction and drives more sales.

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Incorporating automation into your marketing activities is not about replacing creativity or personalization but rather enhancing efficiency and effectiveness. By automating repetitive tasks, you can devote more time to strategic planning, creative content creation, and building stronger relationships with your audience. Don't wait—start automating these marketing activities now to stay ahead in the competitive marketing landscape.


Get in touch with us today, and let's begin the conversation about your first step into marketing automation.


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