Email Campaign Management

How to Work with Unresponsive Subscribers

You have a number of customers sitting on your email marketing list who do not respond to your campaigns. You leave them on there for ages hoping that they might, for some unexplained reason, suddenly burst into activity.  All they actually do is to mess up your returns, making a successful campaign seem less productive, … READ MORE »

Dealing with unresponsive subscribers

One indicator of whether a company is serious about email marketing or not is to assess how they deal with those who do not respond to email marketing campaigns. The urge not to do anything about them in case the conclusion is they should be removed is a bit of a test after all the … READ MORE »

Honesty & relationships in email marketing

When researching for articles I often come across examples of both good and bad marketing. It is best to focus on the former but sometimes I feel the need to share a warning. The promise was for 15meg of pdf on relationship building. As I was going on a train journey I thought I would … READ MORE »

The most irritating email marketing ploy

We’ve all heard it and probably all said it: ‘There is nothing worse than . . .’ Invariably it is wrong, as I can testify after rebreaking a toe about a week after I broke it originally. However, from my, regrettably, more experienced position, even I can understand some of the complaints about irritating email … READ MORE »

Double or single opt-in

It is an old argument in email marketing, and one that many thought had been settled long ago: whether to have single or double opt-in for your email marketing list.  The advantages and disadvantages of each are largely accepted. For single opt-in the benefits include more rapid list growth and no loss of subscribers due … READ MORE »

Corporate identity and branding

Integrated branding boosts email marketing returns. Your surface design, such as periodical advertising, posters, trade fair displays, signage and even down to business cards, should shout who you are, although doing so subtly is probably the best way. The dual pressures on email marketing design are the need to make them familiar in order to … READ MORE »

Style in email marketing

Everyone knows that a common design identity for all media is important to branding. Customers and targeted prospects should know at first glance that whatever they are viewing is about your company. Most people glance at adverts and emails. In that second they need to know it is from you. Given that you almost certainly sell by … READ MORE »

WizEmail Blog :: Economy of design

I regularly drive two different makes of cars: one has control stalks on both sides of the steering column, the other only on the left. One wonders if the designers want the windscreen wipers to be activated if I run someone over. I should not have to concentrate on something that could be automatic. There … READ MORE »

New Year resolutions for email marketing

I have a friend who will insist on using the term New Year revolutions. When corrected, by someone knowing him for less than twelve months probably, he justifies the terminology by saying that the same old things come around every year. I’ve no wish to encourage him, but he is spot on, especially so for … READ MORE »

8 reasons to use a common design

You know it is an Amazon email or web page even if you cannot see the logo. The appearance is unique, shouting its source. I’m not suggesting that you should follow the example of the company in all things, but it is not a bad starting point when considering a new campaign. A single theme … READ MORE »

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