Email Data

Asking the right email marketing questions

I’m no politician. However, if I’m asked how to stop customers unsubscribing from email marketing lists, I will answer a completely different question. It’s the one you really want the answer to. You can’t stop people unsubscribing. The legislation controlling email marketing is quite explicit on the point and requires us to facilitate those who … READ MORE »

The Biggest Danger To Every Company

I attended – those were the days – a two-day seminar which was headlined as ways to avoid the habitual problems of SMEs. The various mistakes made by other companies were covered. It had particular relevance to email marketing as it focused on data security. Let me put you out of your misery with regards … READ MORE »

Do-It-Yourself Copywriting

I have a close relative who runs a copy agency, employing a dozen or so creators, each concentrating on a particular subject. Others are called on as and when required. The latter includes me. If her dedicated creator struggles with high demand, I get a phone call.  She was worried that contracts might slow given … READ MORE »

The Desire To Conform With Email Marketing

The need to conform is an effective technique sales staff use when speaking with potential purchasers. It’s a gift that keeps giving. Much research has been conducted on it over recent years and some of the findings have been remarkable. Look it up. While it is fascinating, you might be wondering what it has to … READ MORE »

Has The Behaviour Of Our Subscribers Changed

I can’t have been the only person searching the Internet using ‘how has email marketing changed during the pandemic’, reading a few of those presented, and then wondering how this affects us in general, and of course, me in particular. We are all selfish when it comes to business. We should be. In trying to work … READ MORE »

Make Use Of Your Historic Data

We all want to know if the pandemic and lockdowns have damaged email marketing. After all, we need to be fully aware how it has affected our businesses.    The first thing to concern us is whether we should change our methods. Most reports suggest that subscribers’ behaviour was modified to cope with each crisis, … READ MORE »

Don’t Blindly Follow Best Practices Or Rules

Anyone new to email marketing would, no doubt, search online for best practices in order to ensure they make as few mistakes as possible in their introduction to our craft. However, it is all but impossible to be prescriptive. The number of ‘You must do this’ and ‘You must not do this’ are very few … READ MORE »

Change The Focus Of Your Email Campaigns

I have a friend. I’ve mentioned him before, and he’s easily described. His nickname is not Tigger, mainly because we felt it too cruel as it was too apt. I introduced him to email marketing and, with his normal commitment and bouncing energy, he and his company made a success of it. They’ve taken a … READ MORE »

How To Differentiate Between Subscribers

We must accept one point: everyone is an individual. It’s impossible to decant them into specific compartments. Segmenting your email marketing lists is not simple, but can be accurate and worthwhile. I’ve often referred to the old-time sales staff who would be in face-to-face contact with the customer, and have used their techniques as an … READ MORE »

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