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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 »

Incentives for Signing up to Your Email List

There is a temptation when planning a campaign to gain subscribers to your email marketing list, to wander down to the stock room to see what is not moving and then picking that as the offer. But if nobody wanted it when it was new why should they be overcome with desire now that it … READ MORE »

Effective Personalisation in Email Marketing

If, like me, you search the internet and chat rooms to identify trends of, and worries about, bulk email marketing it is never long before you realise that there is much argument over how to address your subscribers. Should it be by first name, with a 'salutation' or as Dear Customer. Despite the disputes and … READ MORE »

Personalisation Basics

Data Collection and Recording One of the most popular questions is what data to collect for email marketing software. For once the answer is simple and straightforward: as much as you can get. Become a hoarder, although within the limits of the Data Protection Act (DPA). Retain as much information as you can that will … READ MORE »

Image and Copy Check-list

Before starting out in e-mail marketing you need to accept one thing: nothing sells itself. If it did it would not be on your shelves. The marketing e-mail depends to a great extent on the words and images that it contains. Before giving the nod to the latest design there are a number of checks … READ MORE »

8 Email Marketing Design Essentials

Designing a marketing email is a creative exercise and one that can be very fulfilling. With the quality of current email marketing templates there is not even the daunting prospect of the blank white screen at the start. Whilst the templates are simplicity itself to complete, there are some things to bear in mind. 1/ … READ MORE »

Experimenting Can Be Fun

One essential in e-mail marketing is continuous improvement. Sooner or later, and most probably sooner, your competitors will catch up with you, probably by the simple procedure of copying. What works for you now will, most likely, hold you back in the future. We have discussed the ‘Subject’ and ‘From’ lines recently but, of course, … READ MORE »

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