Tag: email marketing

It’s Time To Include Videos In Email Campaigns

It’s been predicted for some years that video would become a feature of email marketing and website content, and you’d no doubt be a little wary of any suggestion that it has eventually arrived. It has arrived, eventually. The current situation gives a clue as to why. The theory is lockdowns and working from home, … READ MORE »

Don’t Tell Your Subscribers To Look Elsewhere

I’m firmly of the opinion that you can learn more from what you do right than from email marketing mistakes, and looking at the methods of those companies that have been successful is the way to go. Mind you, sometimes you just have to highlight the errors. At the end of November, I received an … READ MORE »

Profiling Subscribers Like The Detectives

Lockdown has meant I’m seeing more true-crime programmes on TV. I get excited when the detective gradually hones in on the offender by using all the tools of his trade, including, on occasion, a profiler. We do of the same in email marketing. Another description of profiling is building a persona. We tend to have … READ MORE »

Is It Worth Jumping On The Bandwagon?

Bandwagon is normally used as a pejorative. It contains contempt for those who can’t think for themselves and instead merely follow others. There was a talk by a chap who thought he’d cracked the system when, in a previous recession, competing shops around his closed, leaving him as the only retail outlet selling his particular … READ MORE »

When To Ignore Grammar In A Marketing Email

I read a number of articles on email marketing every week. A lot. Every now and again one stands out, perhaps as useful, or maybe it’s an idea I have not thought of. Less frequently, I come across a suggestion that seems patently wrong, and even the strongest tut is an insufficient response. One came … READ MORE »

How to build loyalty of subscribers

If I was to tell you that I know a way of encouraging 71% of your subscribers to make more purchases, 61% to recommend you to friends, 41% to join a loyalty program and 40% to write positive reviews comments, you’d either bite my head off to get at it or think it was a … READ MORE »

An Exciting Image Can Enliven Your Campaign

  It’s easy enough to identify those marketing emails where time and trouble has been taken to pick what they feel will be an image that could assist with completions. There appears to be two main criteria for picking images: pretty and representative. Most email marketing companies seem to stick to one or the other, … READ MORE »

Eliminating Words That Serve No Purpose

Every word or phrase in the copy of a marketing email must serve a particular purpose, one that’s not covered by any other. Copywriting is that simple. If there’s no reason for it to be there, get rid of it. It’s unwanted weight. The difficulty some people find when doing so is identifying superfluous words, … READ MORE »

Is Your Email Marketing Copy Boring?

Like a lot of writers, I regularly ask someone whose work I admire to check my copy. They don’t look for literals, poor grammar or the occasional over-used cliché, but instead read through a few randomly-selected submissions, not only for email marketing, and criticise them. It’s a bit of a risk, but only to my … READ MORE »

Use Auto Responders Appropriately

In the last five weeks I’ve lost two contracts. I’m not after your sympathy or advice; it happens, although more frequently nowadays. Both were expected. On the positive side, it’s given me an opportunity to do a bit of housekeeping, although I haven’t hoovered under the bed. I’ve concentrated on email marketing peripheries. I’ve gone … READ MORE »

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