Email Campaign Management

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 »

Words Should Encourage Emotion

Saying, for instance, Northern France can be entrancing might influence a potential holiday maker, but how much better is it to have a Monet picture of his time in the area? ‘Water skiing is fun!’ is a bald statement of fact, but an image of a wave being pushed up by someone dressed in just … READ MORE »

Reassure Your Subscribers Now

I recently spent what to me is a considerable sum of money on an IT item that was not essential, otherwise called a luxury, after it was pushed on a particularly convincing marketing email. I visited the FAQ page on the supplier’s website. I obviously wanted to ensure what I was buying was exactly what … READ MORE »

Optimum Number Of Words For A Landing Page

It's a question that is often asked. Should there be as few as were on the marketing email or is now the time to try and convince by overwhelming the subscriber with facts? The answer is simple enough. As in most things to do with email marketing, there is no optimum; it depends. I've recently received … READ MORE »

Landing Page Images; Expansion Not Repetition

Many email marketing companies use the same image, or one very similar, on the landing page as on the marketing email, yet normally opt for different copy for the change in function. This shows one of two truths: either the original image or the one on the landing page is not optimal. They have different … READ MORE »

Emotional Response From Landing Page Image

The suggestion is that our brain processes images many times, many thousands of times, faster than copy. So let’s concentrate on landing page images. Your marketing email has made your subscriber aware that you have a solution to a problem they may or may not have been aware that they had. They’ve clicked through to … READ MORE »

Using The Expertise Of Magazine Publishers

The process of publishing a periodical is very similar to that of email marketing. We can learn from it. Publishers receive feedback from unsold magazines, albeit a couple of months after that particular issue was sent to the printers. They need to grab a passing customer’s attention, using images and words to get them to … READ MORE »

Unending Source Of Inspiring Subject Lines

The search for effective Subject Lines for an email marketing campaign is the bane of anyone whose job it is to write it. It’s bad enough sitting in front of a blank Word document waiting for inspiration to hit, but it’s much worse trying to pick the few words on which the success of the … READ MORE »

What Makes An Effective Email Marketing Image?

It is common advice that when selecting an image for an email marketing campaign you should not go for one merely because you find it attractive. After all, you are not trying to sell to yourself. An image should catch the attention of a subscriber just long enough to ensure they do not to click … READ MORE »

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