Tag: subscribers

A dozen pointers to a good e-newsletter

Learn from the criticisms of others. These are comments from subscribers to e-newsletters (from now on just newsletters) gleaned from forums and blogs. Some appear to contradict which merely means you have a choice. 1/ Clear, simple and short For a newsletter which arrives every morning containing a précis of, for instance, news of a … READ MORE »

E-Newsletters: Helpful or Harmful

E-newsletters, now newsletters, can be of tremendous assistance in an integrated email marketing campaign, as imaginative companies have discovered. Unfortunately, many publications fold after just a few issues and this can harm a company’s image in a number of ways. The problem publishers have is how to move their newsletter on, giving the subscribers what … 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 »

A common language

Most people prefer the familiar. It is reassuring and, probably more importantly, they don’t have to think. This is especially so of text and has been recognised by the newspaper and periodical industry as, when you are asked to write an article, you are normally send a ‘style of the house’, a brief (although not … READ MORE »

10 ways to segment your email marketing list

Simple segmentation tips that will help you figure out your subscribers: 10/ By demographics Most subscribers can be usefully divided by age, gender, location, position in company, etc. These are more or less static criteria and define a customer with a very broad brush. If you are just starting out in email marketing then such … READ MORE »

Email marketing and genders

With International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day occurring within the last week or so now is probably the time to discuss gender issues in email marketing. The differences between men and women would appear to run deeper than most of us realise. When planning a marketing email it doesn’t matter whether this is through nature … 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 »

10 Email marketing turnoffs and some more

Don’t be irritating. This is sound advice for everyone in all walks of life and for all purposes. However, it is especially applicable to email marketing. If the phrase ‘there’s nothing worse than’ is used for any aspect of an email marketing campaign of yours, then you are doing something wrong. More to the point, … READ MORE »

Eight ways of increasing open rates

If you ask someone engaged in email marketing what their major concern is, the majority of times they will say it is their open rate. All rather odd as they must realise that the completion rate is the only one that matters. With that caveat, here are some pointers on to how to increase your … READ MORE »

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