Email Data

The challenge of big data

As titles go for an e-book, the Information Commissioner’s Office has not gone for one that grabs the attention and instead just stuck with descriptive. Let’s face it, if you saw a book in Waterstones entitled; Big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data protection you probably wouldn’t pick it for holiday reading. At 114 … READ MORE »

Segmenting email marketing lists – the edge

Every company segments their email marketing lists, at least all those you regard as competitors. The only difference is how well they do it. Most will use the obvious criteria, such as age, gender, location, which means that if you want to gain an advantage you need to do something special. You will be able … READ MORE »

Ways to segment your email marketing list

The one thing we all need in email marketing is a new way of doing things, at least, different to the way our main competitors are doing it. The constraints include taking the risks while others being able to copy you or that you try something that bombs and it costs you subscribers. Therefore we … READ MORE »

The one return that matters

If you were to run a side by side test of two segmented email marketing lists which differed only in the sending time, and one list came back with a 2% higher open rate, would you then change the sending time for all of the chosen demographic? After all, 2% is a significant figure. If … READ MORE »

All data sources have value

The returns from an email marketing campaign are comfortingly dependable. There can be no arguments about the raw data although it does have to be interpreted to an extent. But there are other sources of information that can be used with such metrics to target subscribers. Further, not all subscribers are created equal and calculating … READ MORE »

E-newsletters in disguise

I don’t shine at meetings. It was with some reluctance that I attended one early this week to put forward a suggestion. It was for an e-newsletter to fit in between our bi-monthly magazine, my fear being the two month gap might be a big enough hole for competitors to exploit. I was then hit … READ MORE »

What to do about an unsubscribe peak?

No matter how relaxed or confident you feel in your own abilities, the unexpected peak in unsubscribes brings a stab of fear. Your immediate reaction is to change something. Your first assumption is that your are doing something wrong and your email marketing list is suffering. There is only one truth, and that is that … READ MORE »

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