Tag: subscribers

Now Is Not The Time To Trick Your Subscribers

I’ve noticed a few underhand methods recently in marketing emails that have dropped into my inbox. In most cases, it has been newly started-up companies, probably moving into online sales because of closure of retail outlets. Most are easy to spot. Crude is the best way of describing the attempts. There was the one with … READ MORE »

‘No-reply’ In Non-Marketing Emails

Don’t you just hate them?  There are very few absolutes in email marketing. It means you normally have to discover what’s hurting your RoI yourself, but some factors are obscure, and if everyone else does it, why shouldn’t you? That’s the mantra of failure. You have to find out what works for you. I am … READ MORE »

Covid-19 Caught Us All Out

It’s normally a self-flagellation exercise to look back 12 months to see which of your predictions for the year have proved correct. In mitigation, I’d point out that everyone else was way off on what they saw for the future this time last year. Covid-19 caught us all out. Mind you, merely being part of … READ MORE »

How To Use Fake Reviews To Your Benefit

Everyone reads the reviews and the star-ratings when deciding whether to buy one product over another, despite what they might tell you to the contrary. Yet we know many are suspect. We note the average ratings and then wander through the two- and one-star reports to see the reasons for the low scores. Should we … READ MORE »

Convey Emotion To Your Subscribers

I had a revealing Zoom meeting with my elder daughter on Sunday. She was telling me about her recently single best friend whom she had been helping most of Saturday to pick a likely man from an internet dating site. It’s not my normal source of email marketing research, but it was revealing. She said … READ MORE »

Inform Your Subscribers During Lockdown

Over the last couple of days, I’ve received a number of marketing emails offering advice and suggestions for help during the lockdown in England. Some appeared hurried and most were generic. I can see the, rather obvious, intent of such offers as helpfulness brings its own reward. By being constructive and offering good advice they … READ MORE »

How Altruism Can Gain New Subscribers

The ICO has been very strict with regards to profiteering from Covid-19 response and lockdowns. Tell a lie in a marketing email and you are in the crosshairs. That should not stop you from experimenting with ways of gaining an advantage because of lockdown and people’s wish for more dependable information. Google is a ready … READ MORE »

Productive Words To Use In A Subject Line

The Subject Line has more than one function. It needs to catch the attention of our subscribers to our email marketing lists without putting them off with sensationalism. It has to intrigue, excite and encourage. The marketing email that is not opened is a waste of effort, so much depends on the Subject Line. Some … READ MORE »

Is The Customer Always Right?

I'm evidently seen as the go-to person for all things IT and email marketing in my family, as not only do they come to me with their problems but they tell their friends to give me a call. It is fair to say that I enjoy the fame. Mind you, for the majority of the … 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 »

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