The brain is the most powerful instrument there is. Modern marketing is trying to catch up on how the mind works luckily we can now understand a bit more on how to make the most out of mental momentum.
Expressions like “the first step is the hardest” or “In for a penny, in for a pound” become popular sayings for a reason. They are known to be true and more interestingly, describe a state of mind. Continue reading »
Mobile email is on the rise, as more and more people check their emails on smartphone or a mobile device like a tablet.
I searched near and far for all (useful) available statistics and compiled the ultimate mobile email statistics overview with insight into the current state of mobile email. Continue reading »
Ever wonder why toothpaste is always “new and improved”?
You would think that after 20 years they would have run out of room for improvement. But in the case of toothpaste, it isn’t product innovation. For the biggest part it’s marketing.
Consumers like “new”, they like to try new things, it’s hard-wired into our brains. Continue reading »
Airbnb has been storming the fortress of travel. Matching individual travellers with spare bedrooms and apartments for rent, they might be the embodiment of market disruption and certainly the hottest travel brand in town.
I talked with George DiGuido, while he was head of Email Marketing at the global HQ of Airbnb. Today he is heading up Email Strategy at About.com. Continue reading »
A lot has been written about persuading consumers to click and buy. But what are the differences in B2B email marketing and what does a strong B2B email campaign make?
Especially when tapping into the strengths of B2B email marketing to promote your products and services, it is important to strike the right chord.
In the quickly-evolving world a lot has changed in the way brands and consumers communicate. Email marketing is known to be a trusted and versatile marketing channel.
What will the future for marketers that use the email channel? We can already spot the trends that hold the key to the evolution of email marketing. Continue reading »
Last year Vodafone Netherlands started with a new email marketing prospecting program. Growing their customer base is a real challenge, seeing the mobile phone market is shrinking.
Immediately after launching the email program, they started with Marketing Performance Improvement.
Vodafone is also using some innovative list-growth techniques, which are certainly paying off. Continue reading »
I had the pleasure speaking on the Keynote stage at the Festivak Industry Event. Kim Do of Atmost TV interviewed me about the theme of the presentation; Quickly learning from other people’s mistakes to avoid those pitfalls, whilst brisking up your own business success.
That is the perfect cue for with several email marketing tips. Enjoy. You will see, if you ask me for ONE golden dialogue marketing tip, I will always try to sneak in a second one. Continue reading »
This story begins during World War II. The English were starting to bomb targets in Germany. Of course they wanted to quickly improve the armour of the planes. The planes that came back from their bomb runs were carefully inspected for damage.
Engineers analysed the bullet holes and made an overview of the parts that were hit the most. The planes were reinforced in those places before sending them on their next flight.
They are silent, not very obvious. And not seen by the untrained eye. Your gut says everything is all right and you get results and sales from your emails. Your design even looks great!
But it takes more than a fantastic starting point to reach the finish line of conversion. Here are some of those “silent conversion killers” you wouldn’t spot at first glance. Continue reading »
Ever heard the business term continuous improvement? It means you want to keep on improving. Improving your skills, your company, or even the results of your email marketing campaign.
Several components are necessary for continuous improvement of your email program. But often one of these is missing…. Continue reading »
In life you say “Live and learn”, in email marketing that is rather test and learn. A/B split testing is a proven way to optimize your email marketing.
Even though companies know they should be testing and optimizing their email marketing more, they don’t. Sometimes that is for valid reasons, often it is not. Continue reading »