Email Design

Convey Emotion To Your Subscribers

I had a revealing Zoom meeting with my elder daughter on Sunday. She was telling me about her recently single best friend whom she had been helping most of Saturday to pick a likely man from an internet dating site. It’s not my normal source of email marketing research, but it was revealing. She said … READ MORE »

Will The New Lockdowns Impact Email Marketing

I'm telling you nothing you didn't already know when I say that the Prime Minister's latest press conference is worrying for anyone engaged in email marketing, not to mention the rest of the business community. I always try to see the bright side at such times but I, probably like you, am struggling to do … READ MORE »

Words Should Encourage Emotion

Saying, for instance, Northern France can be entrancing might influence a potential holiday maker, but how much better is it to have a Monet picture of his time in the area? ‘Water skiing is fun!’ is a bald statement of fact, but an image of a wave being pushed up by someone dressed in just … READ MORE »

Optimum Number Of Words For A Landing Page

It's a question that is often asked. Should there be as few as were on the marketing email or is now the time to try and convince by overwhelming the subscriber with facts? The answer is simple enough. As in most things to do with email marketing, there is no optimum; it depends. I've recently received … READ MORE »

Landing Page Copy Should Reassure Subscribers

Your marketing email has performed well and a subscriber has clicked through to the landing page. From here on in you can only mess it up. You should remember that nothing is over until money has changed hands, and just because the subscriber has shown an interest does not mean they will complete. You’ve still … READ MORE »

Landing Page Images; Expansion Not Repetition

Many email marketing companies use the same image, or one very similar, on the landing page as on the marketing email, yet normally opt for different copy for the change in function. This shows one of two truths: either the original image or the one on the landing page is not optimal. They have different … READ MORE »

Emotional Response From Landing Page Image

The suggestion is that our brain processes images many times, many thousands of times, faster than copy. So let’s concentrate on landing page images. Your marketing email has made your subscriber aware that you have a solution to a problem they may or may not have been aware that they had. They’ve clicked through to … READ MORE »

Using The Expertise Of Magazine Publishers

The process of publishing a periodical is very similar to that of email marketing. We can learn from it. Publishers receive feedback from unsold magazines, albeit a couple of months after that particular issue was sent to the printers. They need to grab a passing customer’s attention, using images and words to get them to … READ MORE »

What Makes An Effective Email Marketing Image?

It is common advice that when selecting an image for an email marketing campaign you should not go for one merely because you find it attractive. After all, you are not trying to sell to yourself. An image should catch the attention of a subscriber just long enough to ensure they do not to click … READ MORE »

An Inspired Choice Of Image

There seems to be an increasing use of stock images on marketing emails and newsletters. I’ve nothing against them. If you lack the ability or facilities to produce stunning images that will help convert a campaign, then the options are rather limited. But that’s no excuse for uninspired images. A bare picture of the product … READ MORE »

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