Tag: email marketing

GDPR and how it does not affect Christmas

I know you are not that interested in my problems, not with Christmas coming and not knowing if Brexit is, but getting known as a writer on the GDPR and email marketing has a certain downside this time of the year. I’m being pointed to as the bloke who told the headmistress of my grandchildren’s … READ MORE »

Coping with conflicting demands for email

Email marketing works. The facts are unarguable so most departments will want to use it in their campaigns. There’s little cost and their budget will be able to cope. One problem is that there are constraints not fully understood by those who are not specialists.  As companies become larger, various specialities tend to separate and … READ MORE »

Difference between strategy and tactics?

Ask 17 people how to tell the difference between email marketing stratergy and tactics you’ll be no better informed than when you started. Try it yourself. I searched under ‘difference between email marketing strategy and tactics’ and gave up after clicking on 17 links. Most irritatingly, the same examples were used in various links for both … READ MORE »

Advertise for free and gain subscribers

One of the requirements of email marketing is to give things away. It is the single most effective tool for gaining subscribers to an email marketing list. It’s refreshing to know that there are lots of free ways for us to access advertising to increase our return on investment. There are methods that you are, … READ MORE »

How to get paid for new subscribers

I used to edit a monthly magazine; 72pp, A4, full colour. I won an award yet here I am writing a blog. That’s because email marketing is much less stressful. Most writers harbour an image of an editor, in god-like mode, sitting as a desk covered in submissions, sweeping most into the waste bin. It’s … READ MORE »

Make loyalty work for your email marketing

Why should those on your email marketing lists ignore the unsubscribe button? There are lots of other companies out there only too willing to offer them an advantage to change their allegiance. You can’t always get the balance between cost and quality just right. Most of the research on the subject supports loyalty as being … READ MORE »

Green is good for email marketing

One of the most vibrant movements over recent years has been the push for ethical consumption. Out have gone beards and kaftans to be replaced by statistics and horrific images. We will ignore the moral aspects and concentrate on the practical side of going green in email marketing, the vital aspect being that it is … READ MORE »

Segment your email marketing lists differently

It is all too easy to use the same old metrics when segmenting your email marketing lists. After all, the way you slice them has worked in the past, and you are testing them all the time. They obviously work but the question to ask yourself is whether they could be better.  Many of the … READ MORE »

Cheap ways of obtaining copyright free images

Email marketing, e-newsletters and websites eat images. Sourcing them from image libraries can be expensive and the requirements of Creative Commons might not suit everyone. If only there was a way of obtaining a steady source of copyright free images. We’ve recently given an overview of the legal side of copyright with regards pictures, and … READ MORE »

Using email to reassure your subscribers

Some years ago, before email marketing took up all my time, I indulged my inner nerd and created a fanzine website. The number of visitors would be seen as a disaster nowadays, but then it was bandwidth threatening. I learnt a costly lesson when I changed my web-authoring software. I took the opportunity to fundamentally … READ MORE »

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