Friday Freebie: Your Email Promos are Failing: Change the Subject!

March 3, 2017 • By

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Welcome to the Friday Freebie!

Each week we share one FREE impactful hotel marketing tactic that you can implement immediately to drive more conversions and more revenue. 

This Week’s Freebie: Craft email promo subject lines that entice readers to open! 

Smart hotel marketers know that marketing emails sent to targeted audiences are one of the best tools for driving direct bookings.

However, those emails are worthless if they’re ignored or worse, swiftly deleted without being opened.

There is only ONE way to amp up your email’s chances of being opened: Write a damn good subject line. If it doesn’t get opened, it doesn’t get read… or booked.

Here are our tried-and-true tips for writing arresting subject lines that get your hotel’s marketing emails opened, read and clicked on.

Be Brief and Brilliant People scan their emails nowadays, so keep subject lines succinct and snappy to stand out.

Avoid “Free” SPAM filters are notorious for flagging emails with the word “free” in the subject line (as opposed to “freebie).

Focus on the Benefit Why should a guest open your email? You have to make the benefit very clear. Use “Snag Last-Minute Rooms at 35% Off,” instead of “Last-Minute Deals.”

Create Urgency An effective way to grab a readers attention: creating urgency. This will encourage readers to open, read and act on the email now, rather than later.

Use Numbers Most email subject lines are vague, with ambiguous statements. Including a number is a fantastic way to get your emails noticed. Numbers demonstrate a straight-forward message and also set the right expectations.

Lead with a Verb Actionable email subject lines inspire readers to click by instilling excitement and urgency. For example, compare “Savor an Intimate Seaside Dinner for 2,” compared to “Romantic Oceanfront Dinner.”

Get more: 3 Quick Ways to Drive More Bookings From Hotel Marketing Campaigns


About Tambourine

Tambourine uses technology and creativity to increase revenue for hotels and destinations worldwide. The firm, now in its 33rd year, is located in New York City and Fort Lauderdale. Please visit: www.Tambourine.com