Email Data

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 »

The Most Effective Way To Use Split Testing

You will have been told that you should test everything you do, and then test again. An email marketing campaign that doesn’t include a split test somewhere in it is a waste. You’ll never get that opportunity again. Split testing is a simple system of problem solving. You identify something that is of concern, for … READ MORE »

Can You Trust The Returns From A Split Test?

Split testing is just about as dependable a tool as we have for validating a change in an email marketing campaign. We have an original, the control, and we compare it to one, the variant, that has a single feature that is different from the control. It stands to reason that if the variant gives … READ MORE »

Why So Many Emails Go To Spam

  It’s what we all have done, are doing or will do; worrying about the proportion of marketing emails being classed as spam. Internet service providers have various ways of defining spam and the reason your latest email marketing campaign has fallen foul of so many is, to put it kindly, because it deserved it. … READ MORE »

Maximise Your Email Marketing Returns

The best thing about email marketing is, in some respects, its very worst factor. You were, no doubt, excited at the prospect of lots and lots of data from the returns of a campaign. Then it cascaded in and you had no idea what to do with it all. Understanding what the various terms mean … READ MORE »

Using Landing Pages To Improve Conversion

You might well be like the rest us. We all feel overwhelmed by the returns from email marketing campaigns. Even concentrating on one aspect, such as landing page returns, can still make you wonder what on earth you’re supposed to do with all the data. The difference between email marketing and most other forms is the … READ MORE »

Advice for SME’s with the approach of Brexit

It is with a degree of embarrassment I admit to publishing, about a year ago, a calendar on the countdown to Brexit. The idea was to point out what small and medium sized email marketing companies needed to do to ensure a smooth transition. My only defence is that I was not the only person … READ MORE »

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