Tag: subscribers

Tailoring your emails

We, and I include me in this, speak a great deal about using email marketing software to define the design and other circumstances of your campaigns. After all, you might well feel you know more about a subscriber’s best interests than they do themselves.  Split testing will define the best time to send a marketing … READ MORE »

Jumping off roofs

A professor of Colorado State University suggests, in one of the TedTalk series, that changing behaviour is much easier than changing attitudes. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5d8GW6GdR0 Her conclusions can be useful when planning an email marketing campaign as well as other advertising mediums. In an attempt to reduce carbon emissions, an advertisement pointed out that houses were … 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 »

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 »

Subject lines that guarantee things

There is no guarantee of anything in email marketing except, perhaps, that being dishonest in a Subject Line will lose subscribers. Is there anything you can do to increase your open rates? One way of looking at a Subject Line is as a newspaper headline. They have, in essence, the same function: to get people … READ MORE »

Try a completely honest marketing email

As clichés go, ‘honesty is the best policy’ has a lot going for it and I make no excuses for using it. However, as an aphorism, it doesn’t go far enough. There are positives and negatives to the unexpurgated. No product is perfect. Everything is a compromise. You offer a hotel that is close to … READ MORE »

I reckon it’s not bad

Testimonials are the most influential device you can use in an email marketing campaign. The only differences in the results of surveys is how high the percentage is of those who trust them. A quick internet search shows that 60% is not unusual. If they are so good, you might wonder why everyone doesn’t use … READ MORE »

Testimonials in email marketing

The vast majority of customers would trust a recommendation from a friend regarding a product we were considering buying. A lower but still significant majority of them would also trust recommendations of a third party. It makes sense to highlight what previous purchasers thought of your products. Testimonials are an unerused resource that is just … READ MORE »

Which offer to make

It is one of the most persistent conundrums of email marketing: whether to include the cost of shipping in the headline price. If subscribers think you are being less than completely honest with them then you will lose sales, but a competitive price is one of the main reasons people will continue reading.  UPS have … READ MORE »

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