Can You Track Email Metrics With Google Analytics?
- November 6, 2012
- Blog PostsEmail Marketing
Tracking email metrics is not as straightforward as many would like to think. Open rates are misleading; links can be clicked multiple times by the same person; and on top of all that, it can be difficult to know which metrics actually merit your attention, and which metrics just aren’t that important. Everyone has their own opinion on which email metrics are the most important. However, those various arguments will have to wait for another blog post. Today we are going to discuss a slightly different email tracking dilemma: Is Google Analytics a good tool for analyzing the success of an email campaign? Today we will examine both its strengths and its limitations as it relates to email marketing.
5 Tips to Optimize Your Mobile Landing Pages
- October 30, 2012
- Blog PostsMobile Marketing
It’s no secret that mobile marketing is one of the biggest trends in the marketing world today. Even direct marketing purists are beginning to incorporate mobile into their marketing strategies, because there is no denying that consumers are accessing web pages and making purchases directly through their mobile phones in astonishing numbers. That being the case, it is more important than ever to make sure that you create mobile landing pages that are optimized for conversion, especially if you are running a marketing campaign that features a QR code. Don’t let those mobile visitors slip away because you weren’t prepared for them! Here are 5 tips to ensure that doesn’t happen.
Relevancy: The Key to Lead Generation Marketing Success
- October 23, 2012
- Blog PostsMarketing Strategy
In the direct mail marketing world, we have a common saying: “Junk mail is just mail delivered to the wrong person.” Now I know it sounds a little gimmicky, but there is actually truth in this saying, not just for direct mail but for all types of lead generation marketing. Junk mail ceases to be “junk” when the recipient actually needs or wants what that mail piece offers. At that point, it transitions into something useful, even welcome, especially if it solves a problem. The term “junk mail” refers, not to all promotional mailings, but to promotional mailings that were not relevant to the recipient.
Shelf Life of a Mailing List: Getting the Most Out of Purchased Lists
- October 16, 2012
- Blog PostsDirect Mail Marketing
When businesses dip their toes into the world of mailing lists for the first time, they often unwittingly make simple mistakes that jeopardize the success of their marketing campaigns. We know that being a first-time mailing list buyer can be tricky, because you simply don’t know what the best practices are. One of the most common mistakes we see with novice list buyers is that they’ll purchase or rent a mailing list, sit on it for a long time before using it, and then are surprised when their response rates are low. Respecting the shelf life of a mailing list is crucial to running a successful direct marketing campaign, so let’s clear this one up once and for all.