Tag: email marketing

Landing page design

You will have designed a top-class marketing email. The customer will have been captivated by your offer. They have clicked through to a landing page. Ask yourself what they will want to be presented with. I prefer a clear and uncluttered design of marketing email and, more importantly, the landing page as well. Call me … READ MORE »

The basics of email marketing landing pages

There’s a maxim in chess, often repeated to beginners, although it goes for all levels: every move you make must threaten the opposition’s king. Some moves will do so indirectly, especially the better the player gets.  In email marketing, everything you place on the landing page must be directed towards ensuring a customer acts in … READ MORE »

Enhance email campaigns for mobile devices

We all know email marketing campaigns should be designed from the ground up for mobile devices. Statistics are great in support of a disputed point, but the argument is over. What you need to know is how to get the best from your next campaign. First the bad news; there is no single way that … READ MORE »

Design email marketing campaigns for mobile

I won’t insult your capabilities by quoting statistics for mobile verses laptop/desktop opening of emails. We all know the argument is over. You should now design initially for mobiles and then expand for other devices, the reverse of what used to be the norm. So how do you go about it? The good news is … READ MORE »

Ways not to ruin a marketing email: #1 – jargon

After reading this paragraph, you might wonder what car mechanics has to do with email marketing lists, but all will be revealed later. I was researching an article on servicing classic cars and was shadowing a mechanic replacing a steering box. He had placed the components he’d removed on a bench I was standing by. … READ MORE »

When to use jargon in email marketing

There are many who suggest you should never use jargon in a marketing email as it can put off the less knowledgeable. To a certain extent this is good advice.  Jargon has its uses and in many ways is indispensable when needing to reduce copy wordage. The General Data Protection Regulations takes five words and … READ MORE »

Say no to newsletters

We’ve said it before but that’s no reason for not saying it again. Email marketing is about exploiting all forms of interaction with your customers, actual or potential. Social media, forums, websites, counters etc should all be used to support email marketing. You might notice I’ve left out newsletters. Successful newsletters require a lot of … READ MORE »

Track subscribers to your email marketing lists

In a recent post, we've mentioned how few companies tracked their subscribers’ behaviour online. If this is you then you are missing out on a significant feature of email marketing. Those that do track have an advantage. The behaviour of subscribers to your email marketing list gives you metrics that can be used to segregate … READ MORE »

A Which? Report on Data for email marketers

You might not have thought that a Which? report would have much in the way of information relevant to us. Email marketing is rather specialist and isn’t the best place to find research that relates to your role from specialist blogs? However, we’ve always said; use varying sources for ideas.  Which? has produced a report … READ MORE »

What GDPR requires for portable data?

Every email marketing company should know the difference between personal data and portable data. One you should avoid transporting, the other is mandatory to send if requested.  The GDPR allows individuals to demand and reuse their personal data for their own purposes. The premise is that they might want to transfer their data to another … READ MORE »

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