Email Data

Competing With Companies With Big Data

Four or five years ago, before Covid, I read a book called Man v Big Data. It wasn’t clear who won. The thought that went through my mind was ‘If only I had their problems’. SMEs depending on email marketing, and having to compete with big data held by big companies, would appear to be … READ MORE »

Statistics From Research Are A Useful Guide

The wonderful thing about email marketing is that a number of establishments and marketing companies fund and work on research which they are only too pleased to share with others. All we have to do is look for it. I’ve been not only reading specific results, but checking the conclusions with other research. While some … READ MORE »

Maintain Contacts Within Your Local Community

With the closure of retail outlets and the slowdown in high street footfall, we are in danger of damaging our relationship with the local community. This limits opportunities for lead generation. With all the other pressures on us, the last thing we want is a drop in quality subscribers to our email marketing lists. The … READ MORE »

Triple Hits Hurting Opportunities

Apart from rising fuel price, the increase in the costs of imported goods and raw materials, and inflation leading to calls for higher wages, how is email marketing going for you? If you deal mainly with SMEs you must be aware of how the current situation is hurting them as much as us. The fact … READ MORE »

Key Takeaways From The ASA Annual Report

The recently published ASA Annual Report 2021 makes interesting reading for anyone engaged in marketing, and particularly so for email marketing as it shows the ASA’s intent with regard to legislation, and its enforcement. It gives a number of pages to its staff, although many, if not most, readers will ignore them, and page through … READ MORE »

Helping Those struggling With Accessibility

There was an interesting online article entitled ‘Essential services websites in UK should be accessible to all’. It’s not aimed specifically at email marketing but the problems identified, which include the fact that many people have problems accessing the internet and emails, give some useful information for us when targeting our emails. The article concentrates … READ MORE »

Encouraging Community Spirit

One of the most ill-used words in common usage is ‘community’. It has an almost universal application to any group of more than one, and as such it has become meaningless as a description. If you split your email marketing list, you could call either group a community, yet they only have responses in common. … READ MORE »

Revolutionary Ideas Are Just An Exercise Away

The best thing we have going for email marketing is the immense amount of data we can obtain which makes it easier (I nearly said easy) to test any changes in our campaigns. It is the reason that so many companies are using email marketing, and, ironically, why we should consider trying something counter to … READ MORE »

Aphorisms Everyone Should Be Guided By

I love aphorisms; they give the impression of intelligence without all that tedious thinking. (That’s one of mine.) I spend hours online looking them up, undaunted by the fact that they’ll make little difference to how I’ll perform, but here are a few with particular relevance to email marketing. There are one or two general … READ MORE »

The Dangers Of Using Competitions

I’m a big supporter of using competitions in an email marketing campaign. The promise of reward can excite even the most laid back of us, especially when there is a significant prize, for instance, £5000. When a railway company (the railway) organised a competition as part of their “Build Back Better” promotion, they expected a … READ MORE »


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