Email Campaign Management

How To Write Impactive Email Marketing Copy

My English literature teacher did not like Ernest Hemingway. Even in those days, when he was all but eulogised, she found his machismo repellent and, as a hater of cruelty to animals, his love of bullfighting placed him, as far as she was concerned, beyond the pale. Yet she constantly praised his writing style. He … READ MORE »

Post Covid Is The Time To Try Newsletters

Three of my favourite magazines have ceased publication in the last nine months, with the problems of Covid-19 and lockdowns identified as the cause. It brings the total over the last 14 months to four. Casual purchases, it would appear, by people browsing in newsagents was a significant proportion of their sales, plus the drop … READ MORE »

First Impressions Count In Email Marketing

If you are introduced to a stranger, you will probably have made some basic decisions about them before they talk with you. People give off messages even when they are silent. It’s called non-verbal communication and, given that a marketing email is not verbal, it is what we do every day, or at least every … READ MORE »

Can Body Language Help Email Marketing

It might seem a bit of a stretch to suggest body language can be useful in our craft, but read on. I used to teach communication methods to sceptical students. I would walk into the class, put up a flipchart onto the board and reveal the lesson’s title to expected moans and sounds of resignation. … READ MORE »

Be Clear About Price In Your Campaign

A couple of years ago I was going to buy a new car. Following my normal exhaustive procedure before spending out on big ticket objects, I checked the reviews from various sources, such as motoring magazines, eventually coming up with a shortlist of three vehicles from two manufacturers. It was then a visit to see … READ MORE »

Use Humour More Frequently In Email Marketing

It was rag week at a London teaching hospital and the behaviour of the student doctors encouraged you to avoid entering hospital unless absolutely necessary. One particular jape consisted of a skeleton tied to an automatic traffic signal, thumbing for a lift with a piece of cardboard reading Timbuktu around its neck. It caused traffic … READ MORE »

Opportunism In email Marketing

You are, no doubt, wondering how marketing strategies will change due to Covid-19 and which direction you should take in planning email marketing campaigns. Histories will be written on the subject and, as they will all disagree, how can we hope to be definitive? The one thing you might consider is to check for trends … READ MORE »

Customers Can Relate To Realism

Some years ago, too many to count, I had a girlfriend who was, oh so many suggested, out of my league. When I introduced her to my father he said that there was obviously more to me that he’d discovered. Still, the attack on my self-confidence was a small price to pay. Her smile is … READ MORE »

Will The High Street Ever Recover?

It would seem that most consumers feel that the high street has changed for ever and it will not return to what it was pre-Covid-19. In an online magazine, dated 23 January 2020, there was the headline, ‘With so many shops closing, will the UK high street ever recover?’ If you can remember back that … READ MORE »

Make A Subscriber Stop Scanning Copy

I have few claims to fame, none of which have made me famous. I was attacked by a snake for about 50 minutes, which is very handy if the conversation dies at a dinner party. I, quite naturally you will agree, feel that this is something which deserves recognition even if it showed a level … READ MORE »

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