Email Data

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 »

Cookie Legislation

Email marketing software depends to a certain extent on cookies, devices such as clear gifs which are included in marketing emails or dropped on web users' laptops, tablets, mobiles etc to access or store information on those devices. The information returned is a major factor in ensuring that marketing emails are tailored for individual subscribers. … READ MORE »

Recipient’s responses to an email

Email marketing software will allow you to fashion a marketing email that will stand the best chance of being read. Just trusting to luck is not good enough. The days of finding a few internal memos and a letter or two in your in tray are long gone. Most people have systems for dealing with … READ MORE »

Subscriber value

You will probably have seen the suggestion of the $100 billion flotation of Facebook, their major asset being, it is assumed, their 800 million subscribers. Whilst you are looking at the returns from you email marketing software, working out which subjects are most important, spare a thought for those on the massively subscribed social network … READ MORE »

Getting the best from your open rates

The open rate returns from your email marketing software might have given your confidence a boost when you checked them against those from the previous campaign. The subtle changes you made to the Subject line were obviously a brilliant idea and all that remains is to tell your boss. However, you might be missing a … READ MORE »

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