Email Newsletters: Do Your Company Even Need One If It Has a Blog?

Email Newsletters: Do Your Company Even Need One If It Has a Blog?

You’ve read up on the importance of running a company blog that you update at regular intervals with content relevant to the products or services you sell. You know that blogs and social media are essential platforms for capturing consumer interest. After all, Dream Systems Media reports that blogs and social media comprise 23 percent of all total Internet usage time.

However, you’re not sure what to do with email newsletters. Where does email fit into the marketing equation when social media and blogs seem so much more relevant to the modern Internet user? The answer may surprise you.


Some blogging platforms allow visitors to subscribe to email alerts that let them know every time your company updates its blog, but these are not the same as email newsletters your company puts together and sends independently of your blog. Email newsletters should showcase:

  • The latest and most important news about your company, products, and services
  • Information about new products and services, including exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming offerings
  • Highlights of company community efforts, interviews with staff members and other fun, seasonal content

Some of this information will be covered in your blog, but few consumers read every post of your blog. The biggest supporters of your company should sign up to get the most need-to-know news delivered to their email inbox’s. Incentivize signing up for the newsletter by offering coupons, special offers or exclusive content.


According to HubSpot, websites that use email newsletters that also blog get two times as much traffic to as the websites that don’t maintain a blog. A newsletter’s success does not mean you should stop updating your blog. In fact, you can link to the latest or most important blog updates in your newsletter and drive traffic to your website with every newsletter you send out. Encourage interactivity and you’ll get even better traffic numbers. Ask your newsletter readers to head to your blog to fill out a survey, for example, or to leave feedback.


Updating your blog at least once a week, if not three times a week or even daily, can prove beneficial to your company because it puts more original content on your business website, which will improve its search engine rankings. Plus, you can play around with SEO and increase your 

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