Tag: email marketing

Building Positive Emotion In Email Marketing

I write about a form of advertising and research it; I subscribe to a number of email marketing lists, most of which I would not have bothered with even if I had more money. I know which are effective. I can see when they’ve targeted their email well. I read them through, concentrating on method, … READ MORE »

Email Marketing Is Selling Happiness

I hate to break it to you, but what we do is simply advertising. That we do it online with our customers subscribing to email marketing lists and, critically, willingly sharing their personal details, in no way changes that fact. Bring back sales staff from the 1980s and they will recognise what we do instantly, … READ MORE »

Let Your Customers Tell You What They Think

Are online feedback forms worth all the effort? After all, only a small percentage of your customers will be bothered to complete it. That’s a lot of anticipation to get a few desultory dribs and drabs returned.  The answer is ‘Yes’, but only if you accept that you are unlikely to be overwhelmed by responses, … READ MORE »

Why Should You Use Customer Feedback Forms

It’s a valid question. You have lots of objective data on the subscribers to your email marketing list, and it increases every campaign. What on Earth could the value be in a subjective response? One of the many reasons given in support of feedback forms is that they give a way of improving customer satisfaction. … 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 »

There Are No Rules When Writing Email Copy

In my early days of copy writing I did a bit of proofreading for email marketing and newsletters. It’s a painful way to get your name known. It is also quite boring due to how repetitive it was; the same mistakes were made time and again.  For the English language to retain its edge, it needs … READ MORE »

Use Follow-Up Emails To Connect With Leads

You don’t want to let a customer, potential or actual, out of your control as that way you’ve lost them. If they’ve contacted you, for whatever reason, you want to pull them in. It’s the only way for successful email marketing. All you need is a valid reason to send an email. You might have … READ MORE »

Why Should You Send Follow-Up Emails

For once there’s a simple and easily understood suggestion for email marketing; you should send follow-up emails as often as possible. There it is, nice and clear. There are some caveats of course, but these are minor and rather obvious.  The only prerequisite is that there must have been some kind of contact between you … 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 »

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