Tag: ROI Return on investment

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 »

Using Brexit concerns to boost your ROI

The UK has one of the lowest ‘buy locally’ beliefs in the world; for food products it is 51% compared to 63%. It has been suggested that this will change post Brexit. If you have British-made products in your lists, now is the time to start planning email marketing campaigns. Whilst buying British is often … READ MORE »

Rebranding your email campaigns; is it worth it?

I used to design logos. It was fun, it was remunerative and the little company I ran, with three others, would push for a rebranding. Nowadays I would tell the manager to visualize the impact the new website and matching documentation. As for their next email marketing campaign, it could be their best ever.  It … 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 »

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 »

Do you believe email marketing research?

The internet is awash with reports on email marketing published by various organisations. They should obviously be treated with care and in many cases should be tested in case they are particular. What is dangerous is that most of the shocking conclusions are those which support prejudices. I doubted that most email marketing companies tested … READ MORE »

Testing your click-through rate

There’s only one way of assessing the overall success of an email marketing campaign and that is by the return on investment. It’s the only metric that matters. However, you need to concentrate on the details rather than go for changes to the total.  The function of a marketing email is to get your subscribers … READ MORE »

What will 2018 bring for email marketing?

It is that time of year again when last year’s predictions for email marketing are reviewed and rated according to outcomes. There is danger in this as there is a temptation to take the safe option and predict that everything will be the same except more so. We all knew that mobiles would increase their … READ MORE »

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