Email Analysis

Thinking outside the email marketing box

There’s probably a saying, no doubt wrongly attributed to the Chinese, that if you think the same as everyone around you, they and you are wrong. (I’ve Googled without success.) Whilst it is a bit shallow, there’s more than a grain of truth in it. It especially goes for email marketing. I’m a great believer … READ MORE »

Check your email and landing page design

On advanced motorcycling courses riders are taught to have a final look, over their shoulder or along a road, before performing a manoeuvre. This is called, without any over-dramatisation, the life-saver. A final check of a marketing email or landing page is somewhat similar. Go through it systematically. It is all too easy to become … READ MORE »

A quick way to check email marketing copy

Whether you have a professional copy writer or you do it in-house, you should always complete a final check of a marketing email, and landing page come to that, before going live. There is one fail-safe way of doing so. I used to check official documentation, material that might go before a court or be … READ MORE »

Newsletters support your marketing campaigns

Just as Thor thought that every problem in the world could be solved by hitting it with a big hammer, those who think newsletters are a good idea tend to suggest that they solve most of your email marketing problems. Whilst out of the two, the latter has more evidence to support it, the fact … READ MORE »

Ways not to ruin a marketing email: #1 – jargon

After reading this paragraph, you might wonder what car mechanics has to do with email marketing lists, but all will be revealed later. I was researching an article on servicing classic cars and was shadowing a mechanic replacing a steering box. He had placed the components he’d removed on a bench I was standing by. … READ MORE »

Say no to newsletters

We’ve said it before but that’s no reason for not saying it again. Email marketing is about exploiting all forms of interaction with your customers, actual or potential. Social media, forums, websites, counters etc should all be used to support email marketing. You might notice I’ve left out newsletters. Successful newsletters require a lot of … READ MORE »

Track subscribers to your email marketing lists

In a recent post, we've mentioned how few companies tracked their subscribers’ behaviour online. If this is you then you are missing out on a significant feature of email marketing. Those that do track have an advantage. The behaviour of subscribers to your email marketing list gives you metrics that can be used to segregate … READ MORE »

Do you believe email marketing research?

The internet is awash with reports on email marketing published by various organisations. They should obviously be treated with care and in many cases should be tested in case they are particular. What is dangerous is that most of the shocking conclusions are those which support prejudices. I doubted that most email marketing companies tested … READ MORE »

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