Tag: subscribers

Generating metrics for segmentation

We all could do with more metrics for segmentation in email marketing campaigns. You might well feel frustrated at the rate at which the information comes to you. However, there are ways to encourage subscribers to give you more information. There are, I am informed, two types of people who buy software: those who consider what … READ MORE »

Cheap ways of obtaining copyright free images

Email marketing, e-newsletters and websites eat images. Sourcing them from image libraries can be expensive and the requirements of Creative Commons might not suit everyone. If only there was a way of obtaining a steady source of copyright free images. We’ve recently given an overview of the legal side of copyright with regards pictures, and … READ MORE »

The right things to say in a marketing email

If you run email marketing campaigns frequently, you will know how difficult it is to maintain quality of copy. An internal weekly legal magazine managed it by the tried and tested method of enlisting a columnist. He became well known both inside and outside the industry. Despite knowing that the question must have been put … READ MORE »

How to start segmenting email marketing lists

It wasn’t a surprise to discover in a recent report that roughly half of email marketing companies do not segment their email marketing lists. However, it did come as a disappointment.  It might be, of course, that some of these companies operate in a niche market and their subscribers come from a very specific pool, … 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 »

Knowing the weaknesses of others

Have you ever had that feeling when reading the latest ‘in-depth’ report on email marketing that ‘I knew that already’? Some conclusions would have been remarkable only if they’d said anything different. Yet even the expected results can make you exasperated. A recent report stated that fewer than 50% of companies segmented their email marketing … READ MORE »

What do subscribers know about data?

Which?, the consumer magazine, has produced a report, the title of which, Control, Alt or Delete fails to explain its subject. The sub-heading, The Future of Consumer Data, is a little more enlightening. The full report, available to download here, rewards careful reading.  The very useful executive summary starts with: “Digitisation is remodelling consumer markets, … READ MORE »

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