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Email Marketing Hurdles

The common phrase of ‘there’s nothing worse than’ is frequently used when there are things which are much, much worse. That said, few would disagree that in email marketing there is nothing worse than managing to run the gauntlet of spam filters only to have your marketing email vegetate unopened in the inbox. There is … READ MORE »

A lesson for email marketing

Email marketing thrives on imagination and inventiveness and the executives who supported the Tesco ‘Pricecheck’ will need such skills when coming up for excuses for the fiasco. Whilst anyone can make a mistake, those that are very obvious should, very obviously, be avoided. So what went wrong? That is not easy to answer. The inherent … READ MORE »

Email Marketing Campaign Essentials

There are a number of variables that have to be considered in any email marketing campaign. The email itself has to be designed, the offer costed and even the precise time you are going to send it is another decision. However these are secondary to the most important one of all: which of those on … READ MORE »

Email Marketing Budgets

Despite its inherent cost effectiveness, email marketing success requires careful attention to budgeting. Whilst the only real expense is the creation of an email list, it should be remembered that your competitors are also enjoying the reduced costs. Fail to compete and you will fail. What to include when trying to work out how much … READ MORE »

Email Marketing Research

You must discover what your competitors and others engaged in email marketing are doing. You will be pleased to know that there is no need for expensive and illegal industrial espionage. All you have to do is subscribe to a few email lists. Create a number of email addresses to keep specifically for research purposes. … READ MORE »

Bouncing e-mails

Once you have sent your creation into the ether the sophistication of email marketing becomes apparent. You now have to set to work examining the returns from your email marketing software. And be aware that the statistics will be arriving almost immediately. The first figures of note will be your bounces. This is where your … READ MORE »

What is the point of statistics?

Email marketing software provides lots and lots of figures, all precise, and some with many columns to the right of the decimal point. You might be wondering if they have any function over just looking tremendously clever. If you are starting in the discipline of email marketing then for you some will have little relevance. … READ MORE »

Planning a new marketing campaign

The ultimate purpose of any email marketing campaign is to increase your profits. This simple statement belies the multitude of techniques available to us. It is a bit like chess: the aim is to call a checkmate. The only problem for players is that there is somebody against them and there is a multitude of … READ MORE »

Profiling subscribers

You should not always, if ever, go for the safe option in email marketing. It is a very crowded market and with the high street suffering and online sales taking up what little slack there is, it is probable that more and more companies will look to email marketing to see them through the current … READ MORE »


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