Tag: email marketing list

The ICO’s Views On FIO Requests

As you can imagine, I have to do a considerable amount of research with regards to the intricacies of email marketing in order to validate what I post on here. I’ve recently spent time on the Information Commissioners Office website, https://ico.org.uk/ . During periods of change, it’s almost a second home for me as it … READ MORE »

Giving Away Something Brings Its Own Reward

I’ll take a wild stab in the dark and suggest that almost everyone enjoys getting something for free. I know I do. The recent holiday period showed that it holds true for my grandchildren as well, and there must be very few who look it in the mouth. If a company sends a gift to … READ MORE »

The Next Big Threat To Email Marketing

If you want to scare yourself, run an online search with the criterion, ‘data breach claims’. You will find a long list of companies offering ‘no-win no fee’ with the question, ‘Was your personal data leaked?’ If you remember the PPI frenzy, it might concern you. There are specifics in the search results, such as … READ MORE »

Newsletters Are More Than Just Lead Magnets

Most subscribers devour newsletters. Unlike marketing emails, when they see one in their inbox, they’ll put them to one side to read at leisure, probably with a cup of coffee and biscuit. Their brain will be at its most receptive. With defences down and scepticism hibernating, they are typical of a newsletter reader. It is … 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 »

How Altruism Can Gain New Subscribers

The ICO has been very strict with regards to profiteering from Covid-19 response and lockdowns. Tell a lie in a marketing email and you are in the crosshairs. That should not stop you from experimenting with ways of gaining an advantage because of lockdown and people’s wish for more dependable information. Google is a ready … READ MORE »

Have Your KPIs Changed Since The Lockdown?

I have heard it said that the biggest problem with email marketing is the fact that everything can be measured. It probably seems counter intuitive. Yet it was the same with desktop publishing when all of a sudden a multitude of typefaces and fonts were available and publishers seemed to want to use them all … READ MORE »

Split Testing Should Be Reductive Not Binary

One of the few benefits of lockdown is that every week my family enjoys what amounts to an online get-together where we catch up on what’s happened to the various members. We also play together, despite restrictions. One popular party game is what we call 20 Questions, although it probably has any number of other … 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 »

Will Your Demographic Change Post Lockdown

The subscribers to your email marketing list suffered under the coronavirus pandemic and government lockdown. You have a choice. You can obviously retrench and work to those who have suffered least and you believe will probably continue buying, or you can try to reach your old level or may be even expand your customer base. … READ MORE »

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