Tag: email copy

Can We Avoid Using Clichés In Email Marketing?

You will note that the heading is a question. This is not a list of clichés to avoid like the plague, but more when you can use them to your advantage. You should exercise care, but you can say that about all words in an email marketing campaign. Some clichés are pleonasms, such as bent … READ MORE »

Using Humour In An Email Marketing Campaign

The film Gattaca had four letters, ATGC, highlighted on posters and the title sequence. I found it graphically jarring. I was told later, by a rather smug IT-type, the letters were, pause for a little titter, the initials of the building four blocks of DNA, and the design was rather ‘clever’. It seemed I was … READ MORE »

How To Choose A Voice For A Marketing Email

You don’t use the same tone of voice to speak with all of your friends, relatives and colleagues. It would be inappropriate. You tend to be serious in the office, especially when your contract is up for renewal. With friends, you’ll be more light-hearted. Not perhaps quite so jovial when discussing the appalling performance of … READ MORE »

Add Lightness To Your Email Campaign

In bygone days, where there were no minimum weight limits, there was an adage in a formula one team design studio that ran; ‘simplify and add lightness’. It has a certain ring to it. As adages go, it covers all the essentials. It was expressed by others in a manner not quite so musically; ‘the … READ MORE »

Research Can Improve Your Email Marketing

In-depth research is a great method to improve performance. It is expensive, so it’s much better if someone else does it for you. Recent, well supported, research shows that the best wordage for an email marketing campaign is between 75 and 100 words. You should treat the research of others with care, especially if you … READ MORE »

How To Find The Best Copywriter

If you’ve been writing your own copy since you started in email marketing, but now believe your time could be best spent doing your proper job, you’ll want a copywriter. There are lots out there. How difficult can it be to find the one you want? Evidently, it can be very difficult. There’s a lot … READ MORE »

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 »

How to use stock images in email marketing 

The general advice is not to use stock images for email marketing and website design. The reasoning is quite persuasive. Unique works and your subscribers might think more of a company that has obviously put a bit of effort into the design of an email. One of the most difficult aspects of email marketing to … READ MORE »

How to get paid for new subscribers

I used to edit a monthly magazine; 72pp, A4, full colour. I won an award yet here I am writing a blog. That’s because email marketing is much less stressful. Most writers harbour an image of an editor, in god-like mode, sitting as a desk covered in submissions, sweeping most into the waste bin. It’s … READ MORE »

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