Email Campaign Management

Testing your click-through rate

There’s only one way of assessing the overall success of an email marketing campaign and that is by the return on investment. It’s the only metric that matters. However, you need to concentrate on the details rather than go for changes to the total.  The function of a marketing email is to get your subscribers … READ MORE »

Use words customers respond to

There are two main ways to use words in an email marketing campaign: you can convince by logic or you can persuade by emotion. They are not mutually exclusive and this makes it all too easy to become unfocused. For instance, you might be selling household security devices, such as alarms. You could be logical … READ MORE »

Pick words for an email marketing campaign

Words are powerful, or so it says in a TV advert for a newspaper. They should be picked with . . . well, there’s the point of the advert. They put a series of words which are synonyms and decide on the most appropriate. This is what you should be doing in every email marketing … READ MORE »

Email marketing copywriters; be nice to them

Everyone is a writer in the same way that everyone is a plumber. You turn on a tap and water comes out. That’s cool. However, if you fail to secure a compression joint the same thing happens only in the wrong place. That’s writing for you. Writing for an email marketing campaign is not easy … READ MORE »

Support your writers

If your company is ambitious then you will have someone who is the dedicated writer for email marketing campaigns. This might be someone remote although many are now opting for in-house. Whilst writers are not delicate, they are a big investment so to get your money’s worth, take care of them. The first step in … READ MORE »

Abandoned shopping carts

Your email marketing campaign is a triumph. Your click-through rate is the best you’ve ever had. Yet it was all wasted because of the high number of abandoned shopping carts. Don’t despair; most problems are easily fixed and with some careful changes your rate could drop considerably.  A report suggests the average rate of abandonment … READ MORE »

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 »

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