Email Campaign Management

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 »

Moving Targets

Ignore email marketing research. A great deal of money and time is invested in them and the conclusions can be extremely useful but whatever you do, don't base your next campaign on them. All research is historical. It is a record of what used to happen. Further, once the conclusions become general knowledge in the … READ MORE »

Make Email Marketing Templates That Work For You

It seems odd to criticise companies for offering so many free email templates but it can create a problem. With so many to choose from it is tempting to pick one and just run with it. As with so much in email marketing, a bit of extra effort pays dividends. There are a number of … READ MORE »

The Final Check

The planning is long over and the email is ready to send. Before clicking the button, one last check can stop you wasting your investment in the campaign. Read through the email putting yourself in the frame of mind of the type of subscriber that that particular section of your email marketing list is aimed … READ MORE »

Image and Copy Check-list

Before starting out in e-mail marketing you need to accept one thing: nothing sells itself. If it did it would not be on your shelves. The marketing e-mail depends to a great extent on the words and images that it contains. Before giving the nod to the latest design there are a number of checks … READ MORE »

8 Email Marketing Design Essentials

Designing a marketing email is a creative exercise and one that can be very fulfilling. With the quality of current email marketing templates there is not even the daunting prospect of the blank white screen at the start. Whilst the templates are simplicity itself to complete, there are some things to bear in mind. 1/ … READ MORE »

Experimenting Can Be Fun

One essential in e-mail marketing is continuous improvement. Sooner or later, and most probably sooner, your competitors will catch up with you, probably by the simple procedure of copying. What works for you now will, most likely, hold you back in the future. We have discussed the ‘Subject’ and ‘From’ lines recently but, of course, … READ MORE »

Attention Grabbing ‘Subject’ Lines

The design of the ‘Subject’ line in direct email marketing will depend on the recipient to a great extent. If we take a subscriber who has been on your email marketing list for some time and is a regular, if intermittent, purchaser, then you will be aware what excites their interest. For those who have … READ MORE »

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