Email Campaign Management

Email marketing and internal communication

The Metropolitan (London) police force were recently derided for publishing an internal document of instructions on what their officers and staff should consider when sending emails. This gave rise to much hilarity in daily papers, the suggestion being, it would appear, that officers should instinctively know such things. Few would argue with the suggestion that … READ MORE »

Do what the police tell you

Although not aimed at email marketing of course, the Metropolitan (London) police force recently produced guidelines for internal and external emails. Whilst some newspapers, hungry to fill space, were critical, if looked at sensibly, there was a lot of sense in them. In brief, the 10 points were: 1/ Keep the title simple and clear. … READ MORE »

Cost free marketing email design

A company producing software I use frequently has a forum where one of the threads asks for ideas for the next incarnation of the product. In other words it was using their customers to complete their research for them. Heineken went a different route.  They ran a promotion, ‘Reinvent the draught beer experience’, to generate … READ MORE »

Free email marketing campaign content

It can be irritating to have to give away material in order to attract customers. Whilst the efficacy of a loss leader is beyond doubt, have you ever wondered what it might be like to receive free items for your business? A friend of mine, a keen amateur photographer, once submitted some images to a … READ MORE »

A common language

Most people prefer the familiar. It is reassuring and, probably more importantly, they don’t have to think. This is especially so of text and has been recognised by the newspaper and periodical industry as, when you are asked to write an article, you are normally send a ‘style of the house’, a brief (although not … READ MORE »

The safety of your email marketing lists

There is a saying which goes along the lines of: if you get the basics right, the rest will follow. I’m not sure that’s entirely right but the reverse is spot on. You can’t do anything without the fundamentals in place. A large travel insurance company has recently been heavily fined for contravention of the … READ MORE »

10 ways to segment your email marketing list

Simple segmentation tips that will help you figure out your subscribers: 10/ By demographics Most subscribers can be usefully divided by age, gender, location, position in company, etc. These are more or less static criteria and define a customer with a very broad brush. If you are just starting out in email marketing then such … READ MORE »

Segregation of email marketing lists and beyond

We have mentioned before that segregating email marking lists is the quickest route to better returns. Research shows it will improve, amongst other returns, open rates, completion rates and unsubscribes. It also ensures that you don’t waste a window by sending a general, untargeted offer. There are a number of straightforward ways you can split … READ MORE »

Email marketing and genders

With International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day occurring within the last week or so now is probably the time to discuss gender issues in email marketing. The differences between men and women would appear to run deeper than most of us realise. When planning a marketing email it doesn’t matter whether this is through nature … READ MORE »

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