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COVID-19 or Coronavirus: Which is worse in a Subject Line?

As the current crises began to unfold, I was interested to note that while we started out by calling the disease Coronavirus the name COVID-19 began emerge as the favorite among email marketers for use in Subject Lines (SL). So, a couple of days ago I decided to dig into the Touchstone - which uses Machine Learning to predict Open Rates - to see if I could learn anything of value.

Dela Quist Featured in October Entrepreneur Magazine

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March 5, 2020

Alchemy Worx CEO Dela Quist has been featured in the October Issue of Entrepreneur Magazine in an article on sending practice

Case study: Driving quotes for Aviva through email frequency testing

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March 5, 2020

Find out how Aviva UK Direct Insurance, the UK's largest insurer implemented a new email marketing strategy that generated four times as many clicks from prospective customers and led to a 48% increase in the number of car and home insurance quotes requested.

Why you should be investing in functional links

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March 5, 2020

Find out how the hidden functional links in your marketing emails could be driving a surprising amount of revenue... For many, the role of email is to drive people to a company's website. Then the site can do what it does best and convert prospects. Getting email recipients to click is the primary goal for many email campaigns. So it's not surprising that KPIs (key performance indicators) for email are often centered on click rates, with subject lines, creative, content and calls-to-action all crafted with maximum clicks in mind. Why do clicks matter? Clicks are one of our favorite metrics. For a start, they are much more reliable than open rates, and can be analyzed in a variety of ways to provide a significant amount of insight. For example...

10 easy tips for a more effective sign up process

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March 5, 2020

A fresh look at the art of organic list growth...

How to bring inactive subscribers back to life

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March 5, 2020

Don't just write off apparently dead email addresses - see them as an opportunity to reinvigorate your email list... Looking at your list is like being the boy in the film The Sixth Sense - you see dead emails everywhere.

7 ways to make your landing pages pay

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March 5, 2020

Landing pages have fallen out of favour lately. But are they really worth the extra effort?

The Uncomfortable Truth About Segmentation

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March 5, 2020

The Uncomfortable Truth about Segmentation Everyone says you should segment your database and it’s been repeated so often it’s taken as read. It’s just common sense, right?

Optimize your email campaign with A/B split testing

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March 5, 2020

The key to A/B split testing in email is patience. Wait as long as you can to analyze results and you're more likely to get a true picture of what will happen when you roll out your eventual email campaign.

Checking a query – or how to avoid sending your emails to the wrong people

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March 5, 2020

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?

Give your incentives a reality check

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March 5, 2020

Everyone wants a reason to purchase or interact with your brand online, so give them a little incentive... Whether you choose to send specific and triggered messages within your email activity, or use them in your regular communications, incentives are a powerful tool to convince people to open your emails, click through from them, and ultimately make a purchase.

The Curious Case of Roddy the Spam Troll and His Employer Sky's Glass House

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March 5, 2020

Sky News Producer and Data Directive litigation Troll Roddy Mansfield has apparently won his 3rd '€victory'€ against a brand - in this case John Lewis, who (soft) opted-him-in for marketing by using a pre-ticked consent box after he had registered his details with John Lewis' website.

A Fresh Look at Winning Trust

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March 5, 2020

When new visitors or existing customers come to your website, you have a very limited time to convince them to part with their email address - and to give you permission to email them.

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