Email Campaign Management

8 essential considerations for e-newsletters

Despite the prognostications of those in the know, e-newsletters, from now on email newsletters, are not in decline and, if anything, are more popular than ever. Before taking the plunge, here are some considerations. What is the point? For some companies, email newsletters are vanity projects, there to support the name and provide some gravitas. … READ MORE »

Six pros and cons of an e-newsletter

The subject of e-newsletters, newsletters from now on, frequently comes up in discussions on populating email marketing lists. The main question is whether their benefits outweigh the costs. The odd thing is the answer is always the same: it depends. There is little doubt that you will benefit from a well produced newsletter. Many people … READ MORE »

Pushing boundaries: covering your nuts in honey

It is what we all should be aiming for: memorable and exciting marketing emails. If yours look like everyone else’s then there is nothing to distinguish them from the crowd. We want an edge, a little advantage over the competition. 1% would be great. One tried and tested technique is to place a new, or … READ MORE »

10 Landing Page Design Pointers

The landing page, i.e. the page the email subscriber would click through to from a marketing email, is critical. You have the potential customer’s attention and all you've got to do is to close the deal. The design of the landing page should reflect this single purpose. Here is a literally top-to-bottom run down of … READ MORE »

Taking a risk in email marketing

We recently mentioned the advice given by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) on what can and cannot be claimed in non-broadcast advertisements, including the best email marketing. Our suggestion was that you should still push the boundaries. However, throwing caution to the wind has never been the sensible option. Whilst we all enjoy the … READ MORE »

A well designed landing page

I used to build flying model aircraft. One rather hurtful criticism of my abilities in controlling them was made at the club annual dinner when I received a special award for the way I landed my planes. The comment was that: 'they didn't so much land as arrive.' This is an apt description of many … READ MORE »

2014 CAP FAQs

First a short explanatory paragraph:   There is a Copy Advice Team (CA Team) working under the Committee of Advertising Practice which writes and maintains the UK Advertising Codes as for the Advertising Standards Authority. The CA Team have produced a list of frequently asked questions for those concerned about the content of their non-broadcast adverts, … READ MORE »

Good advice from CAP?

The Copy Advice Team of the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has recently published a Frequently Asked Questions article on non-broadcast adverts, including email marketing. It focuses mainly, rather predictably, on the legal aspects of copy. See: New CAP FAQs  I have a lot of time for the CAP. Their advice is normally quite clear … READ MORE »

Multiple bespoke landing pages

It comes as a bit of an effort to suggest that you should try designing multiple landing pages. After all, extra effort in email marketing is something that I preach against. Doing just enough to get to the on top is my suggestion.  The problem with having one landing page for an offer is that … READ MORE »

Seven landing page essentials

With the current heavy emphasis on subject lines and the design of the email proper, landing pages have become the Cinderella of the email marketing world. As long as subscribers click through it seems as if everyone is happy. Yet the conversion rate is probably the most important statistic you receive. Just to clarify, the … READ MORE »

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