Tag: Social Media

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 »

Keep your subscribers coming back for more

We recently gave some ideas on gaining subscribers to your email marketing lists. Here are six ways to ensure they stay and continue to buy. 1/ Respond to loyalty This means more than just discounts and including them in generous email marketing campaigns, although don’t ignore coupons and special reductions. It can be much more … 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 »

Can anyone in email marketing trust Google?

Over the years Google has been more than willing to point out what shortcuts, or ‘cheats’, will lower SEO rankings. Everyone in online sales, as well as email marketing, will hear rumours of such developments and demand that the content manager ‘does something’. Protests that the only thing that matters is results are ignored. Enough … READ MORE »

How will email marketing develop in 2018?

One of the most remarkable trends over recent years, and which intensified in 2017, is the way that consumers have taken to new technology. No post Christmas lunch snooze for me. There was chatting to some of my family in Kyoto for a while, then moving westwards to Lucerne for a magnificent live view of … READ MORE »

Email marketing design for mobiles

Recently we covered the changing nature of how emails are read. No longer are customers sitting at desks but are now pushing their way onto trains while they check their inboxes. We need to design marketing emails to cope with the new reality. What is required is not just responsive emails, although that is an … READ MORE »

Do you really want to chance social media?

When used in support of email marketing a well-planned social media initiative can give a good return on investment. You will have seen the limitation though; it must be well planned. Let’s look at the process a little critically.  Ask yourself: 1/ Can we afford it? Whilst it might look all but free on the … READ MORE »

Is a blog useful for email marketing?

Why should you bother with a blog? After all, it takes time and effort, both of which eat into profit and email marketing is all about eliminating useless frills. You probably have other initiatives just waiting for the opportunity to prove themselves.  A blog on its own can bring visitors to your website which is, … READ MORE »

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