Email Campaign Management

Pre-header Text Is The Cinderella Of Email

You might well have noticed a certain lack of professionalism regarding the use of pre-headers in email marketing being shown by the giants in the business. Yet their effective use can, and probably will, increase open rates dramatically. If you don’t plan your pre-headers carefully you are losing sales and therefore profits. I know I … READ MORE »

Encourage Ideas Even If They’re Off-The-Wall

I used to work with a company where a mistake at middle management level could end a career. It was a deliberate policy, the hope being to ensure only those who never made errors were promoted. That’s not how it turned out. Those who ended up pristine were either the best at covering their mistakes … READ MORE »

The Key To Success Is To Give Something Away

There has been a trend in the emails and newsletters over recent weeks, particularly noticeable since the start of the New Year, that shows there might be a sense of desperation in some companies. I’m getting marketing emails that are nothing more than adverts for websites. In other words, I’m given lists of products but … READ MORE »

Percentage Reduction or Price Reduction?

According to a television news programme, one of the major high street retailers is considering doing away with percentages when referring to reductions in pricing. It was not over the whole range; just about 50%. A quick perusal of their website shows that they haven’t yet entered wholeheartedly into a review of their price reductions. … READ MORE »

Solve All Your Problems One At A Time

One of my office managers was superb at her role but had one hang-up; she enforced on staff a regime of doing one thing at a time. If she saw someone in the office simultaneously typing and answering the phone, she would take control, perhaps by taking over the phone call, much to the staff … READ MORE »

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 »

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