Email Data

Pressures on open rates

Anyone concerned about open rates would look first to the Subject Line. They might consider being a bit more familiar or think that a more ‘in-your-face’ explanation of the offer might work. However, every aspect of email marketing is interconnected and if your open rate suddenly drops, the most likely cause are your previous email … READ MORE »

Beyond your email marketing software

A recent article covered surveys and it was mentioned that there are some questions that are best answered by your email marketing software and the returns from your campaigns, and others where the information has to be gleaned elsewhere. One complements the other and you need to work out the best one to use to … READ MORE »

Questions, questions & email marketing data

In a recent blog we mentioned surveys as a way of collating information about your subscribers or targets which would not be so easily obtained via returns from your email marketing software. What questions to ask is the critical point in all of this. You do not want to waste your time asking for something … READ MORE »

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 »

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