Tag: email lists

Testing for email marketing excellence

Everyone knows how to test in email marketing. Every now and again you pick something to that might respond to a slight change, you split your email marketing list and if the returns show one gives better results than the other, you use that forever more. Whilst this might seem a bit patronising, it is … READ MORE »

Take notice of the ASA’s notices

It was fun. The sign gave everyone who saw it a bit of a laugh and provided a talking point. On top of that, it demonstrated the type of premises, in this case an arty café run by youngsters for, it was suggested, the young at heart. It intrigued me and in the two minutes … READ MORE »

Yahoo!’s security breach & email marketing

500 million is just a number. It is so big that it is impossible to take in. It could be described as one person for every mile to the Moon but it would not explain the sheer quantity of victims. We might just as well say it’s a really big number. The news was widely … READ MORE »

The Yahoo! hacking & email marketing

From late December 2013 to early January 2014 advertisements on the yahoo.com website contained malware, or to use the company’s explanation, did not meet editorial guidelines. Malware can collect passwords, credit card numbers and other personal details. In effect, it spies on your computer activity. I remember the occasion with some degree of clarity as … READ MORE »

User experience in email marketing

It has been said many times, and often on here, that email marketing is just the same as what we called selling. The same techniques that proved successful in the ‘old days’ can be used just as effectively now despite email marketing lists giving us so much more information. You can see such processes in … READ MORE »

Believing in your price

The rush to the lowest possible price benefits no company. You need to work to a business plan that gives you a fair return, allows you to invest and to improve. There are companies that are in it for the short term and these can eat into your profits. I'm telling you nothing new of … READ MORE »

Improving user experience & email marketing

For a change, I’ll answer the question set by the title in the first paragraph: it will increase profits. There is much research available on the subject and the conclusions only disagree by how much improving user experience will benefit a company selling online. They all agree it is an essential. It sounds like something … READ MORE »

Personal email marketing

We’ve mentioned personalising your email marketing campaigns before on these pages, but there is a further step you can take that can provide a number of benefits. It requires careful planning. To be personal means opening the details of your business, or even private, life to a limited extent. It is a big step and … READ MORE »

Email marketing price wars

It is your worst nightmare. You’ve priced everything from planning to delivery, picked a price that is competitive but which still returns a reasonable profit, perhaps a little above your baseline to allow for ‘specials’, and your email marketing campaign is about to go live when you are undercut by a similar item from your … READ MORE »

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