Tag: email campaign management

Video in email marketing Vol.2

So you want to try a video in your next email marketing campaign. Good choice, but one that requires a bit of planning.  The decision to include video in the email should be made in the early stages. Trying to make it fit further into the planning process will ensure it deflects from its purpose. … READ MORE »

Video in email marketing

By the time you read this, one of my videos, used for search engine optimisation of a website, will hit 10,000 views. Whilst this might not seem a great deal in comparison with overall statistics for the site, the route by which people come to it generates completions. When costs of production are taken into … READ MORE »

When email marketing gets difficult

I write as a hobby as well as for profit. I love writing. That does not mean that I never have that sinking feeling when sitting in front of a blank Word document wondering if the words are ever going to come. Over the years I have developed processes to overcome this block on creativity. … READ MORE »

Refining email marketing lists

I frequently visit a couple of websites which support on my favourite sport. Both produce newsletters which are generated by events. If there’s nothing to report then a week can go by between editions. Following a match or a bit of news, I can have a dozen fall into my inbox during the day. Nirvana!  … READ MORE »

Overcoming writer’s block in email marketing

These are my suggestions after decades of writing when, for no apparent reason, I find it difficult to start. 1/ Avoid looming deadlines Give yourself as much time as possible to create the copy. If you won’t know the precise requirements of a marketing email until nearer sending time, you can, at the very least, … READ MORE »

Tailoring your emails

We, and I include me in this, speak a great deal about using email marketing software to define the design and other circumstances of your campaigns. After all, you might well feel you know more about a subscriber’s best interests than they do themselves.  Split testing will define the best time to send a marketing … READ MORE »

The use of forms in email marketing

So how long should a sign-up form be? There is, of course, no perfect length for all requirements but we can give limits: running onto multiple pages is a no-no, as is not asking for sufficient information. There are a number of points to consider when trying to decide how long a particular form should … READ MORE »

Jumping off roofs

A professor of Colorado State University suggests, in one of the TedTalk series, that changing behaviour is much easier than changing attitudes. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5d8GW6GdR0 Her conclusions can be useful when planning an email marketing campaign as well as other advertising mediums. In an attempt to reduce carbon emissions, an advertisement pointed out that houses were … READ MORE »

Removing common sense from email marketing

The problem with most problems is that they appear to be solvable by the use of common sense. This is not always, or even generally, correct. We should not be worried whether something ‘stands to reason’ so much as whether there is evidence available to show if a contention is true. It stands to reason … READ MORE »

11 Subject Line truths

You will agonise over the content on the subject line for you next email marketing campaign. If you accept that the eleven points below are correct, then it should make things easier. 1/ There is more than one Each Subject Line must to tuned to a section of your subscriber list. One size does not … READ MORE »

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