Having an email marketing strategy in place allows marketers to layout their email advertising process ahead of time. In turn, other business stakeholders can know what they need to do at each given time, thus ensuring synchronicity while implementing an email campaign.
With an email marketing strategy, a company can plan when to send time-based promotions or non-promotional emails. Time-based promotions are emails containing time-sensitive messages which prompt recipients to take action, for example, purchasing a discounted product, registering for a new class, or booking an appointment. For these promotions, marketers should consider planning a short three-part marketing email series comprising of an announcement (preferably two weeks in advance), a reminder (1 week to the event), and the last chance (1 or 2 days before the event.)