Tag: Split Testing

Advantages Of A No Blame Culture

Some years ago, way before I started in email marketing, I worked in another discipline, and discipline was the word. There were sanctions if you did anything proscribed, and there were lots of things proscribed. When new in the role, you can imagine how I felt when, during my first important job, I made a … READ MORE »

Results Of Split Testing Can’t Be Wrong

The mantra of ‘believe the data’ has served email marketing well over the years and has proved to be one of the most beneficial tools we have in our box. We test a single point and the data is returned much quicker than any other form of marketing and we are able to make an … READ MORE »

Do Your Processes Encourage Abandon Carts?

If you were to list the blockages to success in an email marketing campaign you would probably put opening the email up near the top, then might come engaging your subscriber sufficiently for them to be convinced, and coming in third might well be clicking on the ‘Buy’ link. After all, when they get to … READ MORE »

Email Marketing In The Post-Covid World

Pick a number, any number as long as it is not higher than 100. Now put this number in front of the search criteria, Reasons People Buy. This rather unsubtle suggestion is to show that there are any number of triggers for people to buy a product or service you are selling. But you knew … READ MORE »

Ensuring Your Subject Lines Stand Out

I’ve recently received a marketing email from Amazon offering 80 books at £1 each, this despite many of them being offered for 99p. Why not ‘under £1’ in the Subject Line? Moving on, Amazon email marketing is not an unending source of inspiration, but then they probably feel they don’t have to be as the … READ MORE »

Encourage Ideas Even If They’re Off-The-Wall

I used to work with a company where a mistake at middle management level could end a career. It was a deliberate policy, the hope being to ensure only those who never made errors were promoted. That’s not how it turned out. Those who ended up pristine were either the best at covering their mistakes … READ MORE »

Continue Investing In Market Research

Market research budgets are, according to research, being restricted year-on-year and the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly increased this trend. For us it might be good news. If other companies, particularly competitors of yours, are changing their targets for investment, it almost always means that a gap will be opening for others to exploit. And it … READ MORE »

Split Testing Should Be Reductive Not Binary

One of the few benefits of lockdown is that every week my family enjoys what amounts to an online get-together where we catch up on what’s happened to the various members. We also play together, despite restrictions. One popular party game is what we call 20 Questions, although it probably has any number of other … READ MORE »

What Covid19 Has Brought To Email Marketing

The most successful email marketing companies in the months, and possibly years, to come will be those which are able to respond to how their subscribers have changed in the post Covid-19 world. You might well be wondering how to plan for something so unpredictable. Read a dozen forecasts on what the new norm will … READ MORE »

Have Responses Changed In The Recession

There seems to be a general consensus that the current recession will continue even after the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, although an agreement between all experts does not necessarily mean it will happen. It follows that there will be a certain reluctance to spend. Email marketing is likely to be hit less hard than … READ MORE »

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