Email Campaign Management

When To Ignore Grammar In A Marketing Email

I read a number of articles on email marketing every week. A lot. Every now and again one stands out, perhaps as useful, or maybe it’s an idea I have not thought of. Less frequently, I come across a suggestion that seems patently wrong, and even the strongest tut is an insufficient response. One came … READ MORE »

How To Improve Your Calls To Action

A call to action can seem a little intimidating for subscriber reading a marketing email. Some boxes can come across as too demanding. A ‘Click Me’ is nothing more than an abrupt demand for action and lacks the subtle encouragement that should be our norm. We need to do better. We don’t do ourselves any … READ MORE »

An Exciting Image Can Enliven Your Campaign

  It’s easy enough to identify those marketing emails where time and trouble has been taken to pick what they feel will be an image that could assist with completions. There appears to be two main criteria for picking images: pretty and representative. Most email marketing companies seem to stick to one or the other, … READ MORE »

Eliminating Words That Serve No Purpose

Every word or phrase in the copy of a marketing email must serve a particular purpose, one that’s not covered by any other. Copywriting is that simple. If there’s no reason for it to be there, get rid of it. It’s unwanted weight. The difficulty some people find when doing so is identifying superfluous words, … READ MORE »

Is Your Email Marketing Copy Boring?

Like a lot of writers, I regularly ask someone whose work I admire to check my copy. They don’t look for literals, poor grammar or the occasional over-used cliché, but instead read through a few randomly-selected submissions, not only for email marketing, and criticise them. It’s a bit of a risk, but only to my … 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 »

Newsletters Are More Than Just Lead Magnets

Most subscribers devour newsletters. Unlike marketing emails, when they see one in their inbox, they’ll put them to one side to read at leisure, probably with a cup of coffee and biscuit. Their brain will be at its most receptive. With defences down and scepticism hibernating, they are typical of a newsletter reader. It is … READ MORE »

Think Small

When Volkswagen’s advertising agency, the wonderful Doyle Dane Bernbach (DDB), produced the genre-confounding Think Small series of adverts for the VW Beetle, it was as much due to a change in the way their teams were organised as the actual graphic design. Their system has since been accepted as the norm across the industry, and … 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 »

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