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A Coronavirus Article About Email Marketing

Well, mainly about email marketing actually, but wandering into the effect of the virus on businesses in general. You might think you are immune to the downturn, especially if those 70 and over are going to be confined to their homes, ordering online those items they normally bought in shops. You will still need to … READ MORE »

Building Positive Emotion In Email Marketing

I write about a form of advertising and research it; I subscribe to a number of email marketing lists, most of which I would not have bothered with even if I had more money. I know which are effective. I can see when they’ve targeted their email well. I read them through, concentrating on method, … READ MORE »

Email Marketing Is Selling Happiness

I hate to break it to you, but what we do is simply advertising. That we do it online with our customers subscribing to email marketing lists and, critically, willingly sharing their personal details, in no way changes that fact. Bring back sales staff from the 1980s and they will recognise what we do instantly, … READ MORE »

Let Your Customers Tell You What They Think

Are online feedback forms worth all the effort? After all, only a small percentage of your customers will be bothered to complete it. That’s a lot of anticipation to get a few desultory dribs and drabs returned.  The answer is ‘Yes’, but only if you accept that you are unlikely to be overwhelmed by responses, … READ MORE »

Why Should You Use Customer Feedback Forms

It’s a valid question. You have lots of objective data on the subscribers to your email marketing list, and it increases every campaign. What on Earth could the value be in a subjective response? One of the many reasons given in support of feedback forms is that they give a way of improving customer satisfaction. … READ MORE »

Use Follow-Up Emails To Connect With Leads

You don’t want to let a customer, potential or actual, out of your control as that way you’ve lost them. If they’ve contacted you, for whatever reason, you want to pull them in. It’s the only way for successful email marketing. All you need is a valid reason to send an email. You might have … READ MORE »

Write Copy For Subscribers Not The Product

Do you know what particular words and phrases your customers respond to best? More importantly, have you segmented your email marketing list to take this into account? How to ensure that the words and phrases you use in the body of the email relate to the specific subscriber might seem all but impossible, but we have … READ MORE »

Soft Selling In Your Marketing Campaigns

  I was once on a course that had nothing to do with sales and email marketing. It was all about questioning techniques. The biggest problem for anyone engaged in interviews is trying to get to the truth and we were introduced to a number of methods of, they said, getting the person to open … READ MORE »

7 Things Not To Do For Black Friday Campaigns

I have an email address that I use for subscribing to email marketing lists in order to discover the latest trends and see what works and what doesn’t. Over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday (hereinafter Black Friday) weekend, I discovered, with little surprise, that I had 17 emails which included the heading Black Friday. What chance … READ MORE »

Problem With Targets In Email Marketing

Have you ever worked under one of those bosses who was personable, convincing, enthusiastic, and, given a target, would chase it? A 20% increase in an email marketing list? Off they’d go, like a rat on a rocket down a drain, everything ignored except that figure.  Their management tactics would have begun with setting targets. … READ MORE »

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