Tag: email campaign management

A good idea

Whilst there are many initiatives which will radically improve your email marketing, waiting for inspiration before embarking on a campaign is probably a bad idea. So look for what works for others as these systems will probably work for you. You might think that an article in the International Journal of Hospitality Management dealing with research … READ MORE »

Let others do your work for you

It is an unfortunate fact that basic research costs. Once we have an idea of what might work, email marketing software can tell us whether it does or not, but for initial direction we have to pay for it ourselves. Or we could pinch other people’s research. Professor Wansink of Cornell University, writing in the … READ MORE »

Designing emails for mobile devices

If at the moment most of your marketing emails are not read on mobile devices then I feel confident in saying that it will not be long before they are. The statistics are quite definite. Indeed, the main reason people buy smartphones is to read their emails on the go. The advice in the past … READ MORE »

Mobile email marketing

As far as email marketing is concerned, the argument is over: you should design for mobile devices intitally. Reading emails is one of the main reasons – the one according to some surveys – for people to buy and use a smartphone. Historically, the layout and choices when designing a marketing email have been made … READ MORE »

Blown to one corner of the world

We’ve had a wander around which details are needed for an effective database without being in any way specific. Perhaps now is the time to define the nature of the email data you need. The answer is simple enough: it varies. Whilst a common generic name for what we do could be called bulk email … READ MORE »

Prove what you claim in email marketing

Regulatory bodies on both sides of the Atlantic have in recent months had to decide on whether comparative claims used in advertising were fair. Words like best, most, top and such-like make for high open rates in email marketing. The decisions have much in them that is useful when planning a campaign, not the least … READ MORE »

Starting a blog

A quick Google will show that the number of blogs covering your particular product line is considerable. I know this because there are lots for every subject. There will be links to articles with headings of: 100 best [insert your type of product] blogs. So what is the likelihood of obtaining any benefit to your … READ MORE »

Agile Email Marketing

We all know that bulk email marketing is full of various business models and so a new one normally creates little fuss. So it is all the more remarkable that agile email marketing, emanating from computer programming, has had so much publicity. Here is some more. The basis of the agile model is that response … READ MORE »

Working with Automated Responses

Using events to trigger emails saves time and money. Effective planning can increase the gains. All you need to do is work out what you want from each intervention. Some events are common to us all, such as a customer subscribing to an email marketing list. The purpose of an automated response would be to … READ MORE »

Event Triggered Emails

Email marketing software will allow you to define the norm for the lifestyle of your typical subscriber so that you can, within limits, predict their behaviour. You can then intervene at opportune times to keep them purchasing. Like most things in email marketing you need to plan and measure so here are some ideas. 1. … READ MORE »

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