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Targeted imagery in email marketing

When I was a young, aspiring writer I knew the first names of editors but was frightened of using them. My rejection rate gradually dropped as I fathomed what each one favoured. I was targeting my submissions before email marketing was invented. My next step was to predict the style of image each editor would … READ MORE »

Targeted email marketing tips

Targeted email marketing is seen as the safe way of going about our business but it is not. Safe is a misnomer: it is anything but. If you do not take risks then you are risking your company.  Any Google search using the words high street and closures will bring in hundreds of results. It … READ MORE »

Whatever you want, email marketing can do it for you

What is your next email marketing campaign going to do for you? Will it just be selling a product that you need to move? If so, then you are missing one of the strengths of email marketing.   Whilst many will say that each email marketing campaign should focus on one aspect and one aspect … READ MORE »

Segmenting email marketing lists: the basics

It is the one thing that unites us all; all of us who are successful that is. If you don’t segment your email marketing lists you are condemning yourself to lower returns on your investment.  One of the most frequently asked questions is how to go about it and, like much in email marketing, the answer … READ MORE »

The basics of email marketing landing pages

There’s a maxim in chess, often repeated to beginners, although it goes for all levels: every move you make must threaten the opposition’s king. Some moves will do so indirectly, especially the better the player gets.  In email marketing, everything you place on the landing page must be directed towards ensuring a customer acts in … READ MORE »

Issues with email marketing click-through rates

Some years ago I paid to attend a problem-solving course. In many ways, it changed my life despite the methods I was taught being all too obvious. I was given a model, with lots of sub-routines, but the main thrust was to break a problem into many smaller ones. The model works for wars as … READ MORE »

Can anyone in email marketing trust Google?

Over the years Google has been more than willing to point out what shortcuts, or ‘cheats’, will lower SEO rankings. Everyone in online sales, as well as email marketing, will hear rumours of such developments and demand that the content manager ‘does something’. Protests that the only thing that matters is results are ignored. Enough … READ MORE »

Not time to lose; GDPR and email marketing

I’ve had some strange emails over the last week or so. Some are ostensibly email marketing, others are newsletters, and most of these have been generated by the need to check my permissions. This is cutting it fine. There is a variation of forms of enquiries. One, from a company which I subscribe to their … READ MORE »

Email marketing copywriters; be nice to them

Everyone is a writer in the same way that everyone is a plumber. You turn on a tap and water comes out. That’s cool. However, if you fail to secure a compression joint the same thing happens only in the wrong place. That’s writing for you. Writing for an email marketing campaign is not easy … READ MORE »

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