Email Campaign Management

Now Is Not The Time To Trick Your Subscribers

I’ve noticed a few underhand methods recently in marketing emails that have dropped into my inbox. In most cases, it has been newly started-up companies, probably moving into online sales because of closure of retail outlets. Most are easy to spot. Crude is the best way of describing the attempts. There was the one with … READ MORE »

Convey Emotion To Your Subscribers

I had a revealing Zoom meeting with my elder daughter on Sunday. She was telling me about her recently single best friend whom she had been helping most of Saturday to pick a likely man from an internet dating site. It’s not my normal source of email marketing research, but it was revealing. She said … READ MORE »

Inform Your Subscribers During Lockdown

Over the last couple of days, I’ve received a number of marketing emails offering advice and suggestions for help during the lockdown in England. Some appeared hurried and most were generic. I can see the, rather obvious, intent of such offers as helpfulness brings its own reward. By being constructive and offering good advice they … 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 »

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 »

Is The Customer Always Right?

I'm evidently seen as the go-to person for all things IT and email marketing in my family, as not only do they come to me with their problems but they tell their friends to give me a call. It is fair to say that I enjoy the fame. Mind you, for the majority of the … 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 »

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