Tag: email marketing

WizEmail Blog – Alt text in email marketing

Images can sell if picked with care. They should be used in support of text and have the same importance. A picture should explain, enhance and encourage. The problem is how to go about it. Picture editing is a remarkably difficult task. To get to professional standard takes years of application and a tendency to … READ MORE »

Designing the perfect email newsletter

E-newsletter (email or html newsletter) design is the Cinderella of email marketing. Despite many companies using it as one of their main sources of new subscribers to their email marketing list and subsequent sales funnel, the sophistication of some email design is often poor. Let us start at the beginning for the perfect newsletter. 1. From … READ MORE »

17 Basics for designing an email newsletter

Everyone loves a list, here's one with 17 basics for designing your email newsletter. Ensure the From Address is the one you always use for your email marketing. The Subject Line should make it clear that it is your newsletter (not a sales message/advert). When opened, the newsletter should have a similar appearance to your marketing emails but … READ MORE »

Taking a risk in email marketing

We recently mentioned the advice given by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) on what can and cannot be claimed in non-broadcast advertisements, including the best email marketing. Our suggestion was that you should still push the boundaries. However, throwing caution to the wind has never been the sensible option. Whilst we all enjoy the … READ MORE »

Good advice from CAP?

The Copy Advice Team of the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has recently published a Frequently Asked Questions article on non-broadcast adverts, including email marketing. It focuses mainly, rather predictably, on the legal aspects of copy. See: New CAP FAQs  I have a lot of time for the CAP. Their advice is normally quite clear … READ MORE »

Multiple bespoke landing pages

It comes as a bit of an effort to suggest that you should try designing multiple landing pages. After all, extra effort in email marketing is something that I preach against. Doing just enough to get to the on top is my suggestion.  The problem with having one landing page for an offer is that … READ MORE »

Seven landing page essentials

With the current heavy emphasis on subject lines and the design of the email proper, landing pages have become the Cinderella of the email marketing world. As long as subscribers click through it seems as if everyone is happy. Yet the conversion rate is probably the most important statistic you receive. Just to clarify, the … READ MORE »

5 reasons to bother with multiple landing pages

If a landing page works for one person you might wonder why you need more. Here are some reasons to invest that little bit of extra effort. Targeting It is as important to target the landing page as it is the marketing email design. Just as there is no universal design of email to suit … READ MORE »

What’s so good about your landing pages?

It can be useful to leave the confines of email marketing when looking for ways to improve performance, even into sports science. The senior coach with my rugby team will, if we lose like last Saturday, demand of each player in the huddle after the final whistle: “What did you do well today?” No glib … READ MORE »

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