Tag: email marketing lists

Your About Us page – so what about it?

  Your website should be a source of leads and subscribers to your email marketing lists. So why clutter it with an About Us page? From what I’ve found when researching this article, most company websites have them. They are often beautifully laid out, the text generally inspired and the images well chosen.  How irritating … READ MORE »

Advocates, the holy grail of email marketing

The final stage of the marketing funnel model is Advocacy. It’s the aspect that gives the greatest returns. After all, potential customers believe reviews before whatever you say in an email marketing campaign. Get advocacy sorted and so is your company’s future.  It is not the easiest aspect of the marketing funnel to crack, though … READ MORE »

Listen to your customers and retain them

I’ve recently read that the chances of selling to an existing customer is twelve times that of selling to a new prospect. The figure should not come as a surprise. Your email marketing plan should take this statistic to heart.  Customer retention means higher profits and lower costs. The journey from lead to subscriber to … READ MORE »

Awareness – the start of the email marketing funnel

Making yourself apparent to your target audience has always been the difficult aspect of email marketing. No matter how good your offers are, if your customers are not aware of them, they won’t sell.  The more blanket forms of advertising, such as TV and other types of what we might call scatter-gun methods, have been … READ MORE »

Four ways to ensure that you are trustworthy

The trade journals, as well as mainstream news media, have frequent reports on how advertising doesn’t work, and how people believe they are unaffected by it. Both are fantasy, as you will prove. Email marketing is advertising, simple and, hopefully, pure. It works, or else you would not sell.  Facebook adverts, we are told time … READ MORE »

Multiple options can reduce open rates

We ensure our headlines can be not only read but understood in a fraction of a second. A few words are all that we need in the preheader. Completion must be just a couple of clicks away. Yet we so often allow the subscriber a multitude of choices in the, largely false, expectation that they … READ MORE »

Too much choice in email marketing?

I intended to buy a rather expensive item. I researched what was available, read the brochures, and, with girded loins to protect me, I invited my chosen company to send a representative. She left without me having signed on the bottom line and my reasons provide learning points for email marketing. Unknown to me the … READ MORE »

Preheader is important to your subscribers

It is best to assume that the default position is that everyone reads their email on a mobile. In other words, you work back from that premise, personalising your segmented email marketing lists for the few who do not. The natural follow-on is that you should design your email marketing campaigns to ensure all aspects … READ MORE »

Effective use of preheaders in email marketing

We’ve recently mentioned how your email marketing open rates depend to a great extent on your choice of Subject Line. You’ll be pleased to know that they need to be supported by a preheader and that these need as much creativity as the Subject Line. As the preheader is known by other titles, I’ll clarify … READ MORE »

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