Tag: email copy

What To Check In An Email Before Sending

As with most mistakes, the most important response is to ensure you do not make it again. It’s not a simple case of ‘Oh, I’ll remember that’. You’ve already missed the error once. What’s to say you would not make an identical mistake again by just not seeing it?  For this article we’ll assume you … READ MORE »

Describe Your Email Marketing Campaign

I used to edit a magazine. The layout, design, images and copy are there to encourage the person to read the article and become lost in it. It means, hopefully, that they will come back for more. The problem is that editors and graphic designers look at the page from their specific skills point of … READ MORE »

Use Humour More Frequently In Email Marketing

It was rag week at a London teaching hospital and the behaviour of the student doctors encouraged you to avoid entering hospital unless absolutely necessary. One particular jape consisted of a skeleton tied to an automatic traffic signal, thumbing for a lift with a piece of cardboard reading Timbuktu around its neck. It caused traffic … READ MORE »

Make A Subscriber Stop Scanning Copy

I have few claims to fame, none of which have made me famous. I was attacked by a snake for about 50 minutes, which is very handy if the conversation dies at a dinner party. I, quite naturally you will agree, feel that this is something which deserves recognition even if it showed a level … READ MORE »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Emotion Is Still The Biggest Motivator

There’s no argument against the biggest factor in people buying, from marketing emails to visits to superstores, is emotion. All the evidence supports it. If you don’t focus on it as the main motivator of your subscribers, you are missing out financially. It is just as important in the present crisis, if not more so.  … READ MORE »

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 »

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