A/B split testing works. You’d be hard pushed to find any email marketer that says it doesn’t. But to what degree it works and the best method to use are hot topics of debate.
"How did an 18-year old intern beat an Alchemy Worx subject line expert in a split test?"
You might think there isn't much 'Naked' about a run-of-the-mill subject line split test but this one was a little different. Here's why...
In promotional messages, the call-to-action (CTA) can make or break the campaign results, so marketers are keen to find the perfect combination of its positioning, color, size, style and wording to optimize conversions. In this test, we chose to test wording - specifically the hypothesis that giving the impression of an ultimatum would be more likely to elicit a response.
If you’ve been in email marketing for any length of time, you’ll know the stomach-churning panic of sending an email to the wrong segment of customers. How many complaints will we get? How many unsubscribes? Will we lose revenue? Was it my fault?
2012 is well under way and we've been busy spreading fresh ideas and keeping tabs on exciting new developments in email marketing. In this pick of recent web articles, we've highlighted news of an important step forward in email security and some new thoughts on A/B split testing.
Clearly defined testing programmes are the benchmark of accurate, finely-tuned email campaigns. They help increase the revenue you can generate from your email marketing activities, which is, after all, the ultimate goal. To ensure your testing continues to pay off in the long run, follow these 5 simple steps to help you develop an effective programme.
From split tests to customer engagement, we've scoured the web this month to bring you our take on the smartest email thinking online. We discuss articles by Tim Watson, Jeanne Jennings and Mark Brownlow, while Alchemy Worx CEO Dela Quist takes a fresh look at subject lines in his latest seminar.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But which picture? Here at Alchemy Worx we wanted to test the performance of images that contribute to a recipient's understanding of the content of an email. Specifically, we wanted to know what works best when sourcing imagery to accompany editorial content - the pretty or the pretty informative?