Email Data

Segmented email marketing lists – what’s next

We have recently mentioned the basic, single factor method of segmenting email marketing list for the purpose of targeting emails. For greater ROI, you need to go a little further. Let’s take the example of customer who bought a high level printer from you. A quick assessment of your data will show that 50% of … READ MORE »

Segmentation of email marketing lists Part 2

We have recently covered simple segmentation of email marketing lists based on age, gender, location, etc. Although it is quite basic it gives excellent improvement in returns, especially when the limited investment is taken into consideration. We can do more with segmentation though. Your returns should show you what you are doing right and what … READ MORE »

Safe Harbour 2: the saviour of email marketing?

Things have moved on to a limited degree since the final decision in the  Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner case which just about demolished the Safe Harbour provisions for data transfer to the USA. In what is seen as a significant move, the US Congress has passed, virtually nodded through, the Judicial Redress Act. It … READ MORE »

Safe Harbour: light at the end of the tunnel?

The Judicial Redress Act 2015 has passed through the US House of Representatives (The House) almost 'on the nod'. It gives foreigners the same rights of redress against American law enforcement agencies if they violate the right to privacy of data.  Both houses of Congress are historically reluctant to allow those outside the USA equivalency … READ MORE »

Segmenting email marketing lists

There are two reasons for segmenting your email marketing lists: for testing, and precise marketing. The difference between the two is significant: in the first case those in each list should be as similar as possible, and for the second there must be a difference. So it is important not to mix up the two. … READ MORE »

Segmenting an email marketing list

What three questions about email marketing would you like answered? Perhaps 'What is the best Subject Line?' Or maybe, 'How can we improve Open Rates?' Then again another popular one is 'What can I do to generate more click through?' There is one answer which applies to all: segment you email marketing list. Or rather, … READ MORE »

Alternative sources for data

There are numerous ways to obtain data. The main sources for us is the returns from email marketing campaigns and from cookies, but there are many others. For instance, you could talk to your customers, expand that into focus groups, use one of the many types of survey, such as telephone, mail, email and internet, … READ MORE »

Digital crime

We all like freebies, don't we. Offering a product for nothing is a proven way of gaining subscribers to an email marketing list. And who could resist taking possession of a USB stick found in the car park outside your offices? The recent successful attack on Talk Talk’s data should ensure that anyone involved in … READ MORE »

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