Tag: Email Marketing Campaign

Welcome emails

You no doubt wish that you could transfer the open rate for your newsletters to an email marketing campaign. Oh! The dream. However, there is one email that you send which has a much higher open rate than even your newsletter; a welcome email. Yet these are often sent with little thought and, remarkably, without … READ MORE »

Omnichannel – the next step in email marketing?

If a new word arrives which requires acres of copy to explain why it is different to another one, even the least cynical among us might think that someone is trying too hard. When looking for the definition, or even explanation of what omnichannel is, I found a proliferation of phrases such as ‘is essence’ … READ MORE »

What price email marketing

The CTSI Guide to Pricing Practices (the Guide) will require changes to your systems of managing pricing. The requirements in the Guide mean that there are no longer prescribed systems to comply with. Instead each case must be taken on its merits. While this may seem an imposition, the old system led to significant abuses. … READ MORE »

CTSI in particulars

We introduced you to the broad intent of the CTSI Guide to Pricing (the Guide) recently but it is too much of a fundamental change to cover in 500 words. Here we go into a bit more depth, although we’ll limit ourselves to practical advice. You must read the Guidance to understand its full provisions. … READ MORE »

CTSI Guide and email marketing

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute Guide to Pricing Practices (The Guide) will be an essential for email marketing. It replaces the Pricing Practices Guide (PPG), with which you will no doubt be familiar, and similarly, it is not legally binding and merely a series of recommendations for best practices. However . . . It is … READ MORE »

All metrics are not born equal

With email marketing software becoming more sophisticated year on year you will, no doubt, wonder if there is one that is more important than all the others. I'll take an educated guess; most of those involved in email marketing would suggest that the open rate is the one essential. After all, if an email is … READ MORE »

The one return that matters

If you were to run a side by side test of two segmented email marketing lists which differed only in the sending time, and one list came back with a 2% higher open rate, would you then change the sending time for all of the chosen demographic? After all, 2% is a significant figure. If … READ MORE »

Eight considerations with a gift campaign

Don’t run away with the idea that there is little to go wrong in a campaign where you give away products. Some major companies, many with massive turnovers, have made basic mistakes. Here are some things to consider when choosing an item to give away in your campaign. 1/ Define the purpose You need to decide … READ MORE »

Giving it all away

The thing with free is that it has benefits for all sides; take Valentine’s Day. The recipient gets a buzz not only for the present but also for the fact that someone regards them highly enough to buy them whatever it was. A win:win for the giver. It’s a bit different for email marketing campaigns, … READ MORE »

E-newsletters in disguise

I don’t shine at meetings. It was with some reluctance that I attended one early this week to put forward a suggestion. It was for an e-newsletter to fit in between our bi-monthly magazine, my fear being the two month gap might be a big enough hole for competitors to exploit. I was then hit … READ MORE »

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