Why we love email automation and you should too

Email marketing is one of the most powerful marketing tools in our modern-day marketing arsenal. But if your email marketing still only consists of pumping out one-off campaigns and newsletters that go to your whole list, you could be missing out big time. We ♥ email automation because it’s personalised, micro-targeted, timely and efficient communication […]

Good ol’ email marketing. Still the king after all these years!

We’re all familiar with email. Before the advent of social media and all the cool tools that kids use nowadays, email was the de facto electronic communication method. And in a way, it still is. The first ever email was sent in 1971, but it took another 7 years for someone to realise that they […]

Why SOME newsletters fail

Let’s get straight to the point and define what the success of a newsletter looks like and how this success can be measured. Before we do so, it’s important to note that today 99.9% of newsletters are emailed and no longer sent in the post. And horse drawn carriages are no longer the primary form […]

The importance of proofing

The Oxford English Corpus has collated a list of the most commonly misspelled words in the English language. Accommodate, believe, chauffeur, embarrass and tomorrow are up there with the worst offenders and don’t forget i before e with receive. Pop Quiz! Yes or No, are these words spelt correctly? bureaucracy liaison jewelry occurrance entrepreneur If […]

7 tips for writing non boring copy!

When was the last time you read some great copy? Think: websites, e-newsletters, social media posts, blogs, ads (online and offline) or any writing anywhere that was designed to promote a product or company message, but didn’t bore you senseless and (*gasp*) even piqued your interest? Anything coming to mind? These ‘content unicorns’ are rare. […]

Creating a voice for your brand

Wouldn’t it be cool if when your company started talking, your customers knew it was you even before you introduced yourself?  It’d be kind of like it was in the olden days before caller ID, when you picked up you knew it was Aunty Sue just from the way she launched into the boring-est story […]