Email Campaign Management

Eight considerations with a gift campaign

Don’t run away with the idea that there is little to go wrong in a campaign where you give away products. Some major companies, many with massive turnovers, have made basic mistakes. Here are some things to consider when choosing an item to give away in your campaign. 1/ Define the purpose You need to decide … READ MORE »

Giving it all away

The thing with free is that it has benefits for all sides; take Valentine’s Day. The recipient gets a buzz not only for the present but also for the fact that someone regards them highly enough to buy them whatever it was. A win:win for the giver. It’s a bit different for email marketing campaigns, … READ MORE »

Consider newsletters

The vast majority of companies involved in B2B marketing have e-newsletters. The majority of these seem not to target them in the same way they would an email marketing campaign. They are missing a trick. All the reasons to segment lists go equally for e-newsletters as for email marketing campaigns, the only difference being that … READ MORE »

Believing in your price

The rush to the lowest possible price benefits no company. You need to work to a business plan that gives you a fair return, allows you to invest and to improve. There are companies that are in it for the short term and these can eat into your profits. I'm telling you nothing new of … READ MORE »

Is the design of your marketing email poor?

Then ask yourself these five questions. 1/ Is the design the same as you were using a year ago? Subscribers like familiarity and feel reassured when they recognise that the email comes from someone they trust. It can be sufficient to keep the banner and logo more or less that same for some time, but … READ MORE »

There is no excuse for an ugly marketing email

Way back, when I was a graphic design student, I had an instructor who used a phrase that every student dreaded. It was said in English with a heavy German accept:  “There is no excuse for ugly.” It wasn’t particularly helpful with regards to specifics, but it made his feelings apparent, as were one’s chances … READ MORE »

Technical considerations & video

The planning is complete, the video is made, and the only decision is what to do with it. The most frequently asked questions are: 1/ Do I embed it in the email? A year or so ago, the answer would have been no. As many email clients did not support video, it was clearly a … READ MORE »

Taking risks

We have mentioned the ASA's Copy Advice Team a number of times, our suggestion being that it is sensible to follow their advice. It would appear that Protein World is either not a follower of this blog or chose to ignore it.  Everyone remotely involved in advertising must have heard of the poster campaign they … READ MORE »

Ready for a viral email marketing campaign?

You are almost certainly aware of Protein World’s Are You Beach Body Ready? advertising campaign. It is the most talked about and controversial, the two often going together, poster of the year. Unlike the country at large, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) were already familiar with the company, having considered and upheld at least nine … READ MORE »

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