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Email Marketing Budgets

Despite its inherent cost effectiveness, email marketing success requires careful attention to budgeting. Whilst the only real expense is the creation of an email list, it should be remembered that your competitors are also enjoying the reduced costs. Fail to compete and you will fail. What to include when trying to work out how much … READ MORE »

What Is User generated Content

There is a dichotomy in the way the purchasing public views reviews. On the one hand, everyone professes not to believe them while on the other, a certain percentage of bad reviews can make an object unsaleable. How can you convince your subscribers on a marketing email that almost everyone loves your product?  What we … READ MORE »

Regulatory Oversight Post Adequacy Agreement

First, the good news for those in email marketing who are based only in the United Kingdom, are processing personal data and are unlikely to affect individuals in any other EU or EEA state: the answer is the ICO. However, UK-based controllers or processers who carry out cross-border processing of personal data, across member state … READ MORE »

How Much Do You Spend On Online Advertising?

It is probable that every email marketing company spends a not so inconsiderable proportion of its marketing budget on online adverts. Everyone else does. Its efficacy is supported by this fact and there’s the feeling that not to follow the crowd without evidence is the way to disaster. I’m part-way through Subprime Attention Crisis, by … READ MORE »

Continue Investing In Market Research

Market research budgets are, according to research, being restricted year-on-year and the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly increased this trend. For us it might be good news. If other companies, particularly competitors of yours, are changing their targets for investment, it almost always means that a gap will be opening for others to exploit. And it … READ MORE »

Have Responses Changed In The Recession

There seems to be a general consensus that the current recession will continue even after the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, although an agreement between all experts does not necessarily mean it will happen. It follows that there will be a certain reluctance to spend. Email marketing is likely to be hit less hard than … READ MORE »

Solving The Problems Of Your Subscribers

You’ve got your own problems. Haven’t we all? You, no doubt, want to concentrate on finding your own solutions rather than getting bogged down with someone else’s concerns. And who could criticise you? Well I will. Your function, whatever it is that you sell or produce, should go some way to solving the problems of … READ MORE »

Points To Consider About Coronavirus

I read more marketing emails than most people. Research can be fascinating, fun and revealing although every now and again it becomes wearing, irritating and frustrating. I’ve learned that there are a number of lazy norms that many marketing emails conform to. And it is hurting sales. Here are my observations from the last three … READ MORE »

Email Marketing Is Selling Happiness

I hate to break it to you, but what we do is simply advertising. That we do it online with our customers subscribing to email marketing lists and, critically, willingly sharing their personal details, in no way changes that fact. Bring back sales staff from the 1980s and they will recognise what we do instantly, … READ MORE »

How Will Brexit Change Email Marketing Norms?

The last day of January is when we will leave the EU. It is, whatever your wishes, a momentous day, not only politically, but many suggest there might be a threat to business interests, including email marketing. When the EU signs off the Withdrawal Agreement there will be an interval that has been called the Transition … READ MORE »

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