Tag: Subject Line

Should You Go For A Humorous Subject Line?

Sir Robert Mark was the first Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police to work his way up from a foot-patrolling constable to the top police job in the country, a fact that he was, quite rightly, proud of. He certainly repeated it often enough. He suggested to his publisher that the title of his autobiography should … 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 »

Pre-header Text Is The Cinderella Of Email

You might well have noticed a certain lack of professionalism regarding the use of pre-headers in email marketing being shown by the giants in the business. Yet their effective use can, and probably will, increase open rates dramatically. If you don’t plan your pre-headers carefully you are losing sales and therefore profits. I know I … READ MORE »

Don’t Abandon Trusted Methods

  That there are testing times ahead for everyone in email marketing is probably an understatement. ‘Probably’ is even a little doubtful as there’s no doubt we are all going to have to be at our sharpest in the weeks to come. At least it’ll be exciting. What we must not do is to abandon … READ MORE »

What Voice To Use For Worried Subscribers

What to say on your marketing emails and enewsletters is, as always, down to what your data dictates. How to say it might have changed. The Coronovirus pandemic has, it seems, changed just about everything else. However, there are some dos and don’ts. The first thing to do is not mention Coronovirus, and never, ever … READ MORE »

Coronavirus Mistakes In Email Marketing

Your inbox is probably full of marketing emails which, like mine, have a Subject Line that includes the word Coronavirus. I’d count mine, but what’s the point? There are so many that it seems pointless to open one, apart from to use as a basis for a blog. One of the most irritating mistakes in … READ MORE »

Subject Lines For Christmas Campaigns

You are probably as fed up with Black Friday and Cyber Monday email marketing campaigns as are the subscribers to your email marketing lists. They’ve probably been more stressed than you as they will have seen their preview pane a mess of Black, Cyber, Friday, Monday and Weeks. How did you do? Were you as … READ MORE »

Effective use of preheaders in email marketing

We’ve recently mentioned how your email marketing open rates depend to a great extent on your choice of Subject Line. You’ll be pleased to know that they need to be supported by a preheader and that these need as much creativity as the Subject Line. As the preheader is known by other titles, I’ll clarify … READ MORE »

Essentials for your next email subject line

What makes you pull a book from the shelves of Waterstones? All you have to go on are the title, author and publisher yet, after a quick perusal, you will be able to pick a book that, even if you do not buy it, it will probably interest you. You can see why authors will … READ MORE »

Look to other professions for subject lines

I’ve mentioned before, and will mention again, that in order to get ahead of your competitors you must go outside of email marketing to look for ideas that might work for you. Take Subject Lines.  I’ve just written a book and I’m struggling, as always, to come up with the perfect title. It is non-fiction … READ MORE »

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