Email Analysis

Event Triggered Emails

Email marketing software will allow you to define the norm for the lifestyle of your typical subscriber so that you can, within limits, predict their behaviour. You can then intervene at opportune times to keep them purchasing. Like most things in email marketing you need to plan and measure so here are some ideas. 1. … READ MORE »

Personalisation Basics

Data Collection and Recording One of the most popular questions is what data to collect for email marketing software. For once the answer is simple and straightforward: as much as you can get. Become a hoarder, although within the limits of the Data Protection Act (DPA). Retain as much information as you can that will … READ MORE »

Moving Targets

Ignore email marketing research. A great deal of money and time is invested in them and the conclusions can be extremely useful but whatever you do, don't base your next campaign on them. All research is historical. It is a record of what used to happen. Further, once the conclusions become general knowledge in the … READ MORE »

The Final Check

The planning is long over and the email is ready to send. Before clicking the button, one last check can stop you wasting your investment in the campaign. Read through the email putting yourself in the frame of mind of the type of subscriber that that particular section of your email marketing list is aimed … READ MORE »

8 Email Marketing Design Essentials

Designing a marketing email is a creative exercise and one that can be very fulfilling. With the quality of current email marketing templates there is not even the daunting prospect of the blank white screen at the start. Whilst the templates are simplicity itself to complete, there are some things to bear in mind. 1/ … READ MORE »

Experimenting Can Be Fun

One essential in e-mail marketing is continuous improvement. Sooner or later, and most probably sooner, your competitors will catch up with you, probably by the simple procedure of copying. What works for you now will, most likely, hold you back in the future. We have discussed the ‘Subject’ and ‘From’ lines recently but, of course, … READ MORE »

5 ‘Subject’ Lines

Whilst your regulars might well trust you to make them a relevant offer, for those new to your email marketing list, the ‘Subject’ line is probably the one on which the decision whether to open the email or not is based. In other words, this one bit of the email might well be the most … READ MORE »

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