Email Analysis

Use Auto Responders Appropriately

In the last five weeks I’ve lost two contracts. I’m not after your sympathy or advice; it happens, although more frequently nowadays. Both were expected. On the positive side, it’s given me an opportunity to do a bit of housekeeping, although I haven’t hoovered under the bed. I’ve concentrated on email marketing peripheries. I’ve gone … READ MORE »

Are Your Email Marketing Returns Falling

Many of us must feel we’ve become experts at noticing when performance has, for no apparent reason, dropped off. We’ve all struggled with such problems all our email marketing life. All of a sudden the percentages are lower, ROI is down and no matter how closely you study the circumstances, you can’t fathom why. One … READ MORE »

The Addictive Lure Of Email Marketing Statistics

There is a dichotomy in the way I view statistics. They are probably the single most important aspect of email marketing, giving it its class leading return on investment, one that has been consistently high year after year. On the other hand . . . If you were to ask me how much faith I … READ MORE »

How To Stop Emails Being Diverted To Spam

To the question, ‘Is email deliverability an exact science?’ the answer is No and No. If it was either exact or a science it would be possible to ensure that our marketing emails were not classed as spam. But it’s not, and we have to work within that limit. It means there is no definitive … READ MORE »

Plan Your Next Email Campaign In Stages

It should be exciting. You’ve got a pristine free email marketing template and you can do anything that will increase your ROI over the previous ones. Why is it so daunting? The number of stages to planning an email marketing campaign is a purely personal decision. Just work your way through the planning process, numbering … READ MORE »

Write Copy Your Subscribers Want To Read

Some years ago, when history was my main pastime, I belonged to a group which rented a rather well-known TV historian for a talk on the British Civil Wars. It was fascinating. However, the most memorable part was the post wine and finger buffet Q&A where, loosened by the rather decent vintage, the speaker wandered … READ MORE »

Improve Your Email Marketing Performance

Writers block is when you look at an empty document and have no idea what you are going to write. Nothing comes to you. It’s not particularly uncommon and most writers have developed methods to overcome the difficulty of pressing the first key. If you’re dissatisfied with your overall performance or just want to improve … READ MORE »

Think Like A Subscriber

The strength of email marketing is how much we know about our subscribers due to the considerable data we hold on them. It’s no good on its own. It has to be used and it has to be exploited, otherwise we’re just like any other form of marketing. My company had a new area manager, … READ MORE »

Results Of Split Testing Can’t Be Wrong

The mantra of ‘believe the data’ has served email marketing well over the years and has proved to be one of the most beneficial tools we have in our box. We test a single point and the data is returned much quicker than any other form of marketing and we are able to make an … READ MORE »

Predicting Post-Covid Shopping Behaviours

I’ve just read a report, dated 9 March, 2021, and rather intriguingly entitled ‘New Shopping Behaviours in Post-Pandemic UK’. You’ve probably guessed it’s predictive. The method it used was to ask a little over 1000 shoppers what their intentions with regards to shopping were once lockdowns were lifted. A lot of the conclusions are positive … READ MORE »

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