Email Data

Segment your email marketing lists differently

It is all too easy to use the same old metrics when segmenting your email marketing lists. After all, the way you slice them has worked in the past, and you are testing them all the time. They obviously work but the question to ask yourself is whether they could be better.  Many of the … READ MORE »

What is the latest email marketing idea?

There’s a simple answer to the question, but let’s leave it for a few moments and consider the difficulties of coming up with some revolutionary inspiration that will put your latest email marketing campaign into the vanguard. Most writers are asked where they get their ideas from and the answer often disappoints. Mostly it is … READ MORE »

Thinking outside the email marketing box

There’s probably a saying, no doubt wrongly attributed to the Chinese, that if you think the same as everyone around you, they and you are wrong. (I’ve Googled without success.) Whilst it is a bit shallow, there’s more than a grain of truth in it. It especially goes for email marketing. I’m a great believer … READ MORE »

Ways not to ruin a marketing email: #1 – jargon

After reading this paragraph, you might wonder what car mechanics has to do with email marketing lists, but all will be revealed later. I was researching an article on servicing classic cars and was shadowing a mechanic replacing a steering box. He had placed the components he’d removed on a bench I was standing by. … READ MORE »

When to use jargon in email marketing

There are many who suggest you should never use jargon in a marketing email as it can put off the less knowledgeable. To a certain extent this is good advice.  Jargon has its uses and in many ways is indispensable when needing to reduce copy wordage. The General Data Protection Regulations takes five words and … READ MORE »

How to start segmenting email marketing lists

It wasn’t a surprise to discover in a recent report that roughly half of email marketing companies do not segment their email marketing lists. However, it did come as a disappointment.  It might be, of course, that some of these companies operate in a niche market and their subscribers come from a very specific pool, … READ MORE »

Knowing the weaknesses of others

Have you ever had that feeling when reading the latest ‘in-depth’ report on email marketing that ‘I knew that already’? Some conclusions would have been remarkable only if they’d said anything different. Yet even the expected results can make you exasperated. A recent report stated that fewer than 50% of companies segmented their email marketing … READ MORE »

What do subscribers know about data?

Which?, the consumer magazine, has produced a report, the title of which, Control, Alt or Delete fails to explain its subject. The sub-heading, The Future of Consumer Data, is a little more enlightening. The full report, available to download here, rewards careful reading.  The very useful executive summary starts with: “Digitisation is remodelling consumer markets, … READ MORE »

Responding to GDPR requests for personal data

If you have email marketing lists it's likely that you will receive requests from subscribers for details of the personal data you hold. You might already have had some from those who, inspired by the saturation publicity that the GDPR has generated, just want to be first in their group to do so. We recommended some … READ MORE »

A Which? Report on Data for email marketers

You might not have thought that a Which? report would have much in the way of information relevant to us. Email marketing is rather specialist and isn’t the best place to find research that relates to your role from specialist blogs? However, we’ve always said; use varying sources for ideas.  Which? has produced a report … READ MORE »

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