Email Analysis

The Key To Success Is To Give Something Away

There has been a trend in the emails and newsletters over recent weeks, particularly noticeable since the start of the New Year, that shows there might be a sense of desperation in some companies. I’m getting marketing emails that are nothing more than adverts for websites. In other words, I’m given lists of products but … READ MORE »

Percentage Reduction or Price Reduction?

According to a television news programme, one of the major high street retailers is considering doing away with percentages when referring to reductions in pricing. It was not over the whole range; just about 50%. A quick perusal of their website shows that they haven’t yet entered wholeheartedly into a review of their price reductions. … READ MORE »

Solve All Your Problems One At A Time

One of my office managers was superb at her role but had one hang-up; she enforced on staff a regime of doing one thing at a time. If she saw someone in the office simultaneously typing and answering the phone, she would take control, perhaps by taking over the phone call, much to the staff … READ MORE »

There’s Always Room For Improvement

If you’ve interviewed anyone for a post, you’ll be familiar with the rather trite self-aggrandisement of, ‘I am always looking for ways to improve my performance.’ I’m sure most of us have asked the follow-up question, ‘What have you done recently to improve your performance?’ Any of us could suggest, honestly, that we are always … READ MORE »

Covid-19 Caught Us All Out

It’s normally a self-flagellation exercise to look back 12 months to see which of your predictions for the year have proved correct. In mitigation, I’d point out that everyone else was way off on what they saw for the future this time last year. Covid-19 caught us all out. Mind you, merely being part of … 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 »

How Altruism Can Gain New Subscribers

The ICO has been very strict with regards to profiteering from Covid-19 response and lockdowns. Tell a lie in a marketing email and you are in the crosshairs. That should not stop you from experimenting with ways of gaining an advantage because of lockdown and people’s wish for more dependable information. Google is a ready … READ MORE »

Have Your KPIs Changed Since The Lockdown?

I have heard it said that the biggest problem with email marketing is the fact that everything can be measured. It probably seems counter intuitive. Yet it was the same with desktop publishing when all of a sudden a multitude of typefaces and fonts were available and publishers seemed to want to use them all … READ MORE »

Encourage New Customers To Subscribe

It would appear that most companies have seen an increase in online sales since the Covid-19 pandemic started. While there does seem to be some variation in the actual figure, it seems clear that many people have tried online purchasing for the first time as a means of overcoming lockdown. How many new online customers … READ MORE »

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