Tag: email marketing

How to Work with Unresponsive Subscribers

You have a number of customers sitting on your email marketing list who do not respond to your campaigns. You leave them on there for ages hoping that they might, for some unexplained reason, suddenly burst into activity.  All they actually do is to mess up your returns, making a successful campaign seem less productive, … READ MORE »

Dealing with unresponsive subscribers

One indicator of whether a company is serious about email marketing or not is to assess how they deal with those who do not respond to email marketing campaigns. The urge not to do anything about them in case the conclusion is they should be removed is a bit of a test after all the … READ MORE »

Honesty & relationships in email marketing

When researching for articles I often come across examples of both good and bad marketing. It is best to focus on the former but sometimes I feel the need to share a warning. The promise was for 15meg of pdf on relationship building. As I was going on a train journey I thought I would … READ MORE »

The most irritating email marketing ploy

We’ve all heard it and probably all said it: ‘There is nothing worse than . . .’ Invariably it is wrong, as I can testify after rebreaking a toe about a week after I broke it originally. However, from my, regrettably, more experienced position, even I can understand some of the complaints about irritating email … READ MORE »

Double or single opt-in

It is an old argument in email marketing, and one that many thought had been settled long ago: whether to have single or double opt-in for your email marketing list.  The advantages and disadvantages of each are largely accepted. For single opt-in the benefits include more rapid list growth and no loss of subscribers due … READ MORE »

Corporate identity and branding

Integrated branding boosts email marketing returns. Your surface design, such as periodical advertising, posters, trade fair displays, signage and even down to business cards, should shout who you are, although doing so subtly is probably the best way. The dual pressures on email marketing design are the need to make them familiar in order to … READ MORE »

Style in email marketing

Everyone knows that a common design identity for all media is important to branding. Customers and targeted prospects should know at first glance that whatever they are viewing is about your company. Most people glance at adverts and emails. In that second they need to know it is from you. Given that you almost certainly sell by … READ MORE »

New year trends in email marketing

The art of prediction can backfire, especially if you tell anyone your conclusions. After all, someone nasty might look back a year later and point out where you went wrong. Or occasionally where they were spot on. So let’s do that. Not all the predictions made for 2014 were off target. The most popular one, … READ MORE »

Something new for the New Year

I am no big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. In this I feel I am joined, albeit a week or two into January, by those who do set themselves such targets. It felt a positive thing at the time but, experience shows, it normally fails. I am no big fan of target setting either, specifically … READ MORE »

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