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The Best Teacher is Other People’s Errors

Gloating over someone else’s misfortune should not be so enjoyable. When the likes of Tesco makes an almighty mess of a promotion perhaps the better response is to think: “What lessons can I learn from this for my next bulk email marketing campaign.” Unlikely though it sounds, it all started over a £1.99 400g punnet … READ MORE »

Familiar Words

The advertising standards authority (ASA) has upheld a number of complaints recently (see http://www.cap.org.uk/News-reports/Media-Centre/2013/Holiday-Promotions.aspx) about wording in advertisements. The implications are of interest those of us engaged in bulk email marketing. There is nothing really earth-shattering in the decisions, in fact the real surprise was that a large company would choose the wording they did. … READ MORE »

Creating an Impression

The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has recently issued advice following complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) about the holiday industry, specifically on the subject of misleading advertisements. The matters were similar in that they concerned the ways a hotel and a prize draw were described. The decision has implications for every business, especially … READ MORE »

Emptying the Bin

Every now and again companies will send out emails to subscribers to ask if they wish to remain on their email marketing lists. Their desire is not to relieve their customers of the tedium of unwanted emails but to rid their lists of unresponsive addresses. You should have a system in place whereby you remove … READ MORE »

Email marketing: back to basics

As I write e-mail marketing articles I subscribe to dozens of lists and it can be an effort to read through them. Last year I made notes about which I liked and why. 1. Conform to the law: Customers are becoming more sophisticated and recognise those companies which ignore the requirements of the law. I … READ MORE »

Targeted email marketing tips

Targeted email marketing is seen as the safe way of going about our business but it is not. Safe is a misnomer: it is anything but. If you do not take risks then you are risking your company.  Any Google search using the words high street and closures will bring in hundreds of results. It … READ MORE »

Just what we wanted

Just what we wanted Email marketing is beset with rules and regulations, some of which are precise and easy to understand. We all know when an unsubscribe button must be included and if anyone fails to conform to this requirement they have only themselves to blame. In general most legislation is written in clear English, … READ MORE »

Getting the best out of free email templates

One overwhelming positive to going with a reputable email service provider is the quality of the free email templates. There is nothing worse than staring at a blank screen trying to be creative. Not only that, the temptation is to copy. You will, of course, have studied the creations of your competitors. Let’s face it, … READ MORE »

Royal patronage

There are opportunities during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations for those willing to try their luck with souvenirs. There is a tremendous choice of items and you will need your email marketing software to discover which give the best return on investment. More to the point, unlike the Olympics, there has been a lightening of … READ MORE »

Fun at last

You might think that email marketing is all about counting, statistics and return on investment. To a great extent you would be right. Every now and again though you get to do something creative. A few minutes playing with email marketing templates can be as refreshing as a drink of cold water on a hot … READ MORE »

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