Tag: email marketing

Email marketing for mobile devices

I reviewed a couple of articles I’d written two or so years ago on the subject of how mobile devices are changing email marketing and I was surprised to find words I hardly use nowadays, such as Blackberry. Obviously, many people still prefer them but they are becoming niche. It shows how quickly technology develops … READ MORE »

Main mobile mistakes with email marketing

The argument is over. Mobile devices have won with regards to email marketing. According to recent research, most websites are visited via mobile devices and it appears that it won’t be long before the majority of purchases are completed via them as well. Remarkably a significant number of marketing emails are not mobile friendly. Here … READ MORE »

A company new to email marketing – 2nd step

You’ve got over the initial problems. Some were expected, others were almost unique, but you are now starting to trade. The number of unique visitors to your website increases steadily, having doubled over the last month. A veritable success story. Or so it seems until you realise that sales are low and your email marketing … READ MORE »

Email marketing list attacked by ransomware

Recently we went through ways you can protect yourself from cyber attacks, particularly with regards to ransomware. There is a well known, and rather depressing aphorism that goes: A fence keep out only those who don’t really want to get in. In other words, regardless of what you do you still might be attacked. The … READ MORE »

Is gated content good for email marketing leads

Received wisdom should be met with caution, but you can believe that in email marketing, anything that generates leads is good. After all, how are we supposed to build an email marketing list without them? Leads are not visitors. Whilst any new business will want to increase the number of unique visitors to their shiny … READ MORE »

Email marketing lists & Ransomware

You might have seen in newspapers or perhaps trade magazines that ransomware is an increasing problem that threatens every company. For once the alarm is not hyped. It is something that only the foolish would ignore. Part of the reason for the recent press coverage is that the ICO has recently published a blog and … READ MORE »

Being held to ransom

Email marketing is particularly vulnerable to ransomware attacks and, to make matters worse, it is one of the few IT problems where tabloid journalism has got the fear factor just about right. It is scary. The process behind ransomware is simple enough. A bit of software encrypts files on local and often networked computers. The … READ MORE »

Powerful words to use in a marketing email

Words can describe the universe. We’ll have to accept that mathematics does it quicker although no more accurately. On top of that, you need words for poetry where a phrase can define an emotion. One subtlety of the English language is that a word can have a different effect on different people. Much might depend … READ MORE »

SEO and email copywriting

You see it far too often. The copy that is in the marketing email is the same as that on the landing page. Whilst I know that consistency is reassuring for customers, these companies are missing a trick. Email marketing is a precise craft. Everything, from the From line to the last, short, paragraph must … READ MORE »

The Google fine & email marketing

 The EU’s decision to take on Alphabet’s Google Search (Google) was always going to be viewed differently depending on which side of the Atlantic you were. When the US Federal Trade Commission declined to take steps against Google the EU took action.   The fine looks eye-watering; €2.4 billion (£2.1bn) is getting on for twice … READ MORE »

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