Email Campaign Management

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 »

How To Stop Emails Being Diverted To Spam

To the question, ‘Is email deliverability an exact science?’ the answer is No and No. If it was either exact or a science it would be possible to ensure that our marketing emails were not classed as spam. But it’s not, and we have to work within that limit. It means there is no definitive … READ MORE »

Visual Hierarchy In Your Marketing Emails

We recently briefly mentioned visual hierarchy in the design of emails and webpages. You might think that, as the creators of your free email marketing templates have taken the matter into consideration, you can safely ignore it and just drag and drop your copy and images. What could go wrong? There is a slight difficulty … READ MORE »

Make Your Marketing Emails Accessible

I, like 15% of adults, have impaired hearing. I didn’t do it the cool way, by clubbing all through my life, or playing the drums in a rock band. That wouldn’t be so bad. Before I was into email marketing, I used to fire guns, mainly in a range. Who’d have thought that might harm … READ MORE »

Does The Children’s Code Affect You?

The Children’s Code is the common name for the Age Appropriate Design Code (AADC), which is described as a data protection code of practice for online services, such as apps, online games, and web and social media sites, likely to be accessed by children. While it’s not specific to email marketing, if your company has … READ MORE »

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