Email Analysis

Productive Words To Use In A Subject Line

The Subject Line has more than one function. It needs to catch the attention of our subscribers to our email marketing lists without putting them off with sensationalism. It has to intrigue, excite and encourage. The marketing email that is not opened is a waste of effort, so much depends on the Subject Line. Some … READ MORE »

How A New Company Can Navigate Spam Filters

Spam filters are your friends. It probably seems difficult for anyone involved in email marketing to believe, but it’s been said before by many commentators, and will be said again. Email marketing would be impossible without spam filters. Inboxes would be overflowing. It stands to reason therefore that you should work with spam filters rather … READ MORE »

Will The New Lockdowns Impact Email Marketing

I'm telling you nothing you didn't already know when I say that the Prime Minister's latest press conference is worrying for anyone engaged in email marketing, not to mention the rest of the business community. I always try to see the bright side at such times but I, probably like you, am struggling to do … READ MORE »

Split Testing Should Be Reductive Not Binary

One of the few benefits of lockdown is that every week my family enjoys what amounts to an online get-together where we catch up on what’s happened to the various members. We also play together, despite restrictions. One popular party game is what we call 20 Questions, although it probably has any number of other … READ MORE »

What Covid19 Has Brought To Email Marketing

The most successful email marketing companies in the months, and possibly years, to come will be those which are able to respond to how their subscribers have changed in the post Covid-19 world. You might well be wondering how to plan for something so unpredictable. Read a dozen forecasts on what the new norm will … READ MORE »

Do You Depend On Experts?

I used to work for a large, non-email marketing, company that was under considerable public scrutiny as it was often the source of quite startling headlines. Senior staff were demoted sideways if their department was the target. Fault was an inconsequence. I was given the task in coming up with a defence in the, rather … 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 »

The Best Skill Is To Be A Problem-Solver

The highly memorable poem by Rudyard Kipling, ‘If’, is much loved but, from an email marketing point of view, it leaves out one skill. While it would probably not have improved it, it might have been useful to include; If you can solve other people’s problems while ignoring your own . . . You know … READ MORE »

Refining Social Proof In An Email Campaign

We mentioned recently the advantages of social proof in convincing your subscribers to complete. There’s nothing quite as convincing as wondering why, if everyone is doing something, you are left out. We highlighted six general headings. This alone is not enough; like everything else in email marketing you need to target. For instance, one of … READ MORE »

Considering A Post-Lockdown Economy Drive?

Way back when, predating the Internet and email marketing by some years, I used to be part of a team that designed corporate imaging. We provided logos, letter headings, pretty but threatening invoices and colour coding for vans and retail outlets. It was lucrative but the inevitable predictable recession came as something of a surprise. … READ MORE »

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