Email Data

A guide for an email marketing survey

Surveys can be an effective method of obtaining data for your email marketing software. Here are ten considerations. 1/ Is the risk worth the benefit People don’t like them. Stand near a pinch point in a shopping mall with a clipboard and you will realise that people will bump into one-another rather than answer your … READ MORE »

Double or single opt-in

It is an old argument in email marketing, and one that many thought had been settled long ago: whether to have single or double opt-in for your email marketing list.  The advantages and disadvantages of each are largely accepted. For single opt-in the benefits include more rapid list growth and no loss of subscribers due … READ MORE »

Email marketing security

There has been a plethora of scare stories in the media regarding hacking and internet security. Sony has been particularly hard hit, with a film and their Playstation becoming headline news. This has implications for email marketing. Many of your customers will be concerned about security and terms like cyber pirates and cyber hacking doesn’t … READ MORE »

Hacking and email marketing

The last few weeks have not been entirely successful for Sony. Firstly they were subject to a high-level hack, reported frequently as a cyber attack, and then gamers were unable to access their website over the Christmas period. This is of concern for those with email marketing lists. In their last issue of the year, … READ MORE »

Using anniversaries in email marketing

It was my birthday earlier in the month. My day started with an opening of birthday cards and phone calls from my children, and then it was back to writing about email marketing. I have an email address I use for research on the subject and on Mondays I check to see what has been … READ MORE »

Personalisation and email marketing

Personalisation has been proved to be an effective marketing tool. If you build a working relationship with a customer, they are more likely to buy. Further, clicking the unsubscribe button becomes more difficult for them. Automated responses can be a simple way of making your email marketing campaign more personal and what better way than … READ MORE »

Email marketing & 7 steps to relationships

I was once taught how to form a relationship with those I would meet in the course of my then role. My role was to ensure their cooperation so as to elicit information, assistance or perhaps something that might cost them time and effort. It wasn’t in a sales oriented situation although the instructor was … READ MORE »

Not so random email marketing

In previous articles on testing the suggestion has been that you should divide your email list randomly. This is, statisticians reckon, impossible but the best you can do is good enough. However, there are times where it can be beneficial to be partial. If, for instance, you are disappointed to find that your click-through rate … READ MORE »

Basic Testing Methods

Testing all aspects of your email campaigns is the only way of ensuring you extract full value out of your email marketing software. The statistics that emerge are clear, precise and, unfortunately many feel, inarguable. Testing proves, and that is its strength. You will be able to access a considerable quantity of data through your … READ MORE »

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