Tag: Personalisation

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 »

Blown to one corner of the world

We’ve had a wander around which details are needed for an effective database without being in any way specific. Perhaps now is the time to define the nature of the email data you need. The answer is simple enough: it varies. Whilst a common generic name for what we do could be called bulk email … READ MORE »

Effective Personalisation in Email Marketing

If, like me, you search the internet and chat rooms to identify trends of, and worries about, bulk email marketing it is never long before you realise that there is much argument over how to address your subscribers. Should it be by first name, with a 'salutation' or as Dear Customer. Despite the disputes and … READ MORE »

5 Ways to Get Personal in Email Marketing

Everyone agrees that personalising an email generates more sales and increases ROI. It is easy enough as a concept but with the high numbers on your email marketing lists, you cannot possibly treat everyone as an individual. However, there are simple steps you can take. 1. Call them by their preferred name A frequent question … READ MORE »

Personalisation Basics

Data Collection and Recording One of the most popular questions is what data to collect for email marketing software. For once the answer is simple and straightforward: as much as you can get. Become a hoarder, although within the limits of the Data Protection Act (DPA). Retain as much information as you can that will … READ MORE »

The Final Check

The planning is long over and the email is ready to send. Before clicking the button, one last check can stop you wasting your investment in the campaign. Read through the email putting yourself in the frame of mind of the type of subscriber that that particular section of your email marketing list is aimed … READ MORE »

Image and Copy Check-list

Before starting out in e-mail marketing you need to accept one thing: nothing sells itself. If it did it would not be on your shelves. The marketing e-mail depends to a great extent on the words and images that it contains. Before giving the nod to the latest design there are a number of checks … READ MORE »

Gender stereotyping is now cool

It used to be easy to tell women from men according to my grandfather. He said they were the ones who danced backwards. Times have changed and nowadays it is not that simple. So why do we bother to collect stats on subscribers based on gender with our email marketing software? There is a bus … READ MORE »

Email marketing’s biggest risk?

Email marketing is not, perhaps, the funniest of businesses so there is a certain temptation to enjoy other people’s disasters. There is only one thing to do with such temptation: give into it. Twenty years ago Hoover ran their ill-fated air miles promotion. It became notorious yet we have recently had the ‘biggest fresh soup … READ MORE »

Creating the email

The big fear of those new to email marketing seems to be the email itself. They feel that the creative process requires skills they do not posses and procedures they do not understand. The reality is somewhat different. There can be no argument: the design of the email is critical. It will have got past … READ MORE »

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