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Write Copy Your Subscribers Want To Read

Some years ago, when history was my main pastime, I belonged to a group which rented a rather well-known TV historian for a talk on the British Civil Wars. It was fascinating. However, the most memorable part was the post wine and finger buffet Q&A where, loosened by the rather decent vintage, the speaker wandered … READ MORE »

Convince Subscribers Of Long Term Benefits

There is a Simpsons cartoon which shows Homer struggling with whether to choose the immediate gratification of a tasty snack or a winning lottery ticket. It will come as no surprise to know he chose the former. The attractions of instant gratification trump delayed advantage. Don’t laugh. How many times have you left a website … READ MORE »

Don’t Make Subscribers Calculate Prices

When at school, I was rather good at mental arithmetic. Totalling seven-figure columns was, if not easy, then required little effort on my behalf. I took part in inter-school competitions where my lack of speed held me back. It’s proved little use to me in any job I’ve had since. That is, until the advent … READ MORE »

How To Re-Engage Lapsed Subscribers?

I know someone who works with a charity that tries to divert youths on the cusp of a life of crime. It is a worthy project, as I’m sure you will agree. The person in charge has described their intent as attempting to discover as much about each individual as possible and then to evolve … READ MORE »

Now Is Not The Time To Trick Your Subscribers

I’ve noticed a few underhand methods recently in marketing emails that have dropped into my inbox. In most cases, it has been newly started-up companies, probably moving into online sales because of closure of retail outlets. Most are easy to spot. Crude is the best way of describing the attempts. There was the one with … READ MORE »

Convey Emotion To Your Subscribers

I had a revealing Zoom meeting with my elder daughter on Sunday. She was telling me about her recently single best friend whom she had been helping most of Saturday to pick a likely man from an internet dating site. It’s not my normal source of email marketing research, but it was revealing. She said … READ MORE »

Inform Your Subscribers During Lockdown

Over the last couple of days, I’ve received a number of marketing emails offering advice and suggestions for help during the lockdown in England. Some appeared hurried and most were generic. I can see the, rather obvious, intent of such offers as helpfulness brings its own reward. By being constructive and offering good advice they … READ MORE »

How Altruism Can Gain New Subscribers

The ICO has been very strict with regards to profiteering from Covid-19 response and lockdowns. Tell a lie in a marketing email and you are in the crosshairs. That should not stop you from experimenting with ways of gaining an advantage because of lockdown and people’s wish for more dependable information. Google is a ready … READ MORE »

Reassure Your Subscribers Now

I recently spent what to me is a considerable sum of money on an IT item that was not essential, otherwise called a luxury, after it was pushed on a particularly convincing marketing email. I visited the FAQ page on the supplier’s website. I obviously wanted to ensure what I was buying was exactly what … READ MORE »

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