Email Analysis

Basic Testing Methods

Testing all aspects of your email campaigns is the only way of ensuring you extract full value out of your email marketing software. The statistics that emerge are clear, precise and, unfortunately many feel, inarguable. Testing proves, and that is its strength. You will be able to access a considerable quantity of data through your … READ MORE »

Testing in Email Marketing

Testing is an essential in email marketing. Unless you test and test again you will not only fail to realise the full potential of any campaign but you will also lose a lot of ground to your competition. It is easy enough to ensure that your tests give accurate and useful data. The most common … READ MORE »

Myths of email marketing

Accepted wisdom is as much a danger to email marketing as any other industry. I was taken to a small animal zoo when I was a kid and presented in front of a vivarium over which the word CHAMELEON was displayed in various colours. Our guide told us that it was an exceptionally clever animal … READ MORE »

Don’t believe anyone in email marketing

This is especially true of those who are prescriptive and, whilst I find it hard to say this, it includes me if I say you must do it my way. This is not to suggest you should not go on reading this post, in fact, just the opposite. This is a warning against assuming that … READ MORE »

A good idea

Whilst there are many initiatives which will radically improve your email marketing, waiting for inspiration before embarking on a campaign is probably a bad idea. So look for what works for others as these systems will probably work for you. You might think that an article in the International Journal of Hospitality Management dealing with research … READ MORE »

Blown to one corner of the world

We’ve had a wander around which details are needed for an effective database without being in any way specific. Perhaps now is the time to define the nature of the email data you need. The answer is simple enough: it varies. Whilst a common generic name for what we do could be called bulk email … READ MORE »

Event Triggered Emails

Email marketing software will allow you to define the norm for the lifestyle of your typical subscriber so that you can, within limits, predict their behaviour. You can then intervene at opportune times to keep them purchasing. Like most things in email marketing you need to plan and measure so here are some ideas. 1. … READ MORE »

Personalisation Basics

Data Collection and Recording One of the most popular questions is what data to collect for email marketing software. For once the answer is simple and straightforward: as much as you can get. Become a hoarder, although within the limits of the Data Protection Act (DPA). Retain as much information as you can that will … READ MORE »

That Little Extra

The availability of free email marketing software means that most companies will make a bit of an effort when it comes to working out the best time of day and day of the week for sending their marketing emails. The good news is that few take the extra step of going for the best time … READ MORE »

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