Email Campaign Management

Tempting templates

The ease with which email marketing templates can be completed is a designed-in feature. It has taken somebody a lot of effort and we should be grateful to them. This simplicity is, oddly enough, a potential weakness. You could casually populate it with words and pictures and then send it out. There is more to … READ MORE »

Measuring reactions

Email marketing software gives an insight into the unconscious minds of you subscribers, something that occupies MRI scanners for some hours according to a recent television programme. It would appear – according to Horizon – that most people do not react logically. They just react. There is a lot of evidence, although not sourced via … READ MORE »

How to compete

There is a delicious naughtiness about pinching other people’s ideas. Firstly, it is cheap, an essential in email marketing. Secondly, you might well bring a fresh perspective to the situation and improve the product. Thirdly, no reputations collapse if it all goes wrong. You have someone to blame. If you go to Competition Hunter you … READ MORE »

Gender stereotyping is now cool

It used to be easy to tell women from men according to my grandfather. He said they were the ones who danced backwards. Times have changed and nowadays it is not that simple. So why do we bother to collect stats on subscribers based on gender with our email marketing software? There is a bus … READ MORE »

Email marketing’s biggest risk?

Email marketing is not, perhaps, the funniest of businesses so there is a certain temptation to enjoy other people’s disasters. There is only one thing to do with such temptation: give into it. Twenty years ago Hoover ran their ill-fated air miles promotion. It became notorious yet we have recently had the ‘biggest fresh soup … READ MORE »

The prime suspect is email marketing

Television detectives have a fascination for most of us. From the fantasy of Sherlock Holmes to the police procedural of the Prime Suspect series they excite us with their clever deductions from limited information. There seems little connection to the hum-drum world of email marketing software. DNA revolutionised police systems, the ability to be definitive … READ MORE »

Email marketing & the Titanic

It is a truism in email marketing that you should experiment, changing an aspect and then studying the returns from the email marketing software to see whether it gives a greater return on investment. It is another truism that you should not risk losing subscribers to your email lists. You should bear these two restrictions … READ MORE »


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