Tag: quality content

How to use video in a marketing email

What is stopping you opting for video in your next email marketing campaign? Is it the new skills, all the hassle or just not knowing what to do? Don’t worry; it is as simple and straightforward as adding a picture. A video should not be an add-on, dropped in at the last moment to fill … READ MORE »

7 Design tricks for email marketing campaigns

The most useful lesson I learned at art college was that I lacked talent. I was in the same lectures as those with real ability, one or two of whom went on to be quite famous in graphic design. You'd think I'd stand no chance but I completed my course with distinction despite my potential … READ MORE »

You can design a marketing email

Email marketing templates are a superb resource. They generally offer a vast range of designs that can be modified to suit your specific needs and at the same time look original. What might worry you is that you know nothing about graphic design. Here you are with all that opportunity and no idea what to … READ MORE »

The validity of endorsement in email marketing

A few weeks ago we mentioned endorsements, pointing out that they were an effective way of generating click throughs and completions and are particularly effective in email marketing. The post was mainly practical but the Committee on Advertising Practice (CAP) has come out with guidance on the matter.  The advice, which is described as for … READ MORE »

CAP Help Note on Testimonials & Endorsements

We covered the practical use of testimonials a few weeks ago, endorsing them, so to speak, as extremely useful in email marketing. Right after publication, the Committee of Advertising Practice produced a Help Note on Testimonials and Endorsements (the Guidelines) which thankfully contain no contradictions of the main thrust of the article.  The Guidelines tend … READ MORE »

11 Subject Line truths

You will agonise over the content on the subject line for you next email marketing campaign. If you accept that the eleven points below are correct, then it should make things easier. 1/ There is more than one Each Subject Line must to tuned to a section of your subscriber list. One size does not … READ MORE »

Do not overload the email

There has been a great deal of research on choice overload, in essence more is often less. It has been shown that if you offer a choice of half a dozen broadly similar items you will get better returns than offering sixty. This is not taking into account the savings associated with smaller stock ranges … READ MORE »

Choice overload

I needed a new washing machine. Whilst this might not seem relevant to email marketing, stick with me for a while. Conforming to male stereotyping, I attacked the internet, becoming confused by the multiplicity of offerings in the various ’10 best . . . ’.  I caught myself considering a machine that only had a … READ MORE »

Free email marketing campaign content

It can be irritating to have to give away material in order to attract customers. Whilst the efficacy of a loss leader is beyond doubt, have you ever wondered what it might be like to receive free items for your business? A friend of mine, a keen amateur photographer, once submitted some images to a … READ MORE »

The line between irritation and satisfaction

One of the most significant risks you take when sending a marketing email is to be irritating. Most subscribers will take the rough with the smooth but limits are often low and easily reached. The difficult thing is to know what might wind them up the wrong way. Ask yourself what irritates you, makes you … READ MORE »

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