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  • Blog Post: Email Marketing Analysis - Metrics and Demo Data

    Hi there, To give some context to the analysis metrics, it is important to understand the context of the demo data. The hypothetical company, Panoply Technologies, is a vendor of time and event management software. To boost sales they have decided to run an event in New York, and have built...
  • Blog Post: Email Marketing Segmentation - Implementation and Summary

    Moving on from our previous post , it is important now to turn some of this theory into practice and take a look at implementation. Once you have chosen your segments you need to consider the different methods available for using these segments. Some of the methods available for implementing segmentation...
  • Blog Post: Email Marketing Analysis - The Demo Story, Summary and Next Steps

    Hi there, In the final blog in both the "Analysis" phase, and in fact of the full 6 part series, we will revisit the demo data results in Sage CRM, have a short summary of the "Analysis" phase and look at some next steps. Revisiting the "Time/Management Event"...
  • Blog Post: We Need To Talk About Email Marketing - Complete Blog Directory

    Hi there! To ensure that you can easily access all the blog content on this subject (as of 2 weeks ago we had 30 blogs posted and 46,000 views - thanks to all!), please use this blog link as your directory for accessing each of the topics and themes covered since the series began last year. This will...
  • Blog Post: Email Marketing Analysis - The Top 3 Metrics Explained

    Hi there, Further to the previous blog introducing email marketing metrics, this week we are going to take a look at the principles surrounding the top 3 - clickthrough, open and deliverability. Clickthrough Rate: The most tracked email metric is click-through rates. With the tight integration...
  • Blog Post: Email Marketing Analysis - Metrics and Demo Data (2)

    Hi there, In this blog we will look at " Opens by email and unique opens by email" , "Clicks by link, unique clicks by link, unique clicks by email" and "Unopened, bounced, unsent" metrics. Opens by email and unique opens by email These two metrics are similar...
  • Blog Post: Email Marketing Strategy - SWOT Analysis

    The previous post looked at brand alignment and important consideration on your tactical activities. Let's move on to analysis of your email marketing strategy. An important part of forming your strategy will be to conduct a SWOT analysis. If you are not familiar with this term, it is a review...
  • Blog Post: Email Marketing Analysis - Quick Refresher (1/2)

    Hi there, As mentioned in the previous blog , at this point in this series we are going to do a quick "refresher" on some of key messages around integrated email marketing, take a quick look at some key in-product screens before analysing the demo data. Why integrated email marketing...
  • Blog Post: Email Marketing Analysis - Understanding ROI

    Hi there, When the figures from your campaigns start coming back, it is inevitable that ROI discussion will be a central topic, particularly with senior management. While it would be foolish to diminish the importance of ROI (particularly with those who are providing budget for your campaigns...
  • Blog Post: Email Marketing Analysis - Quick Refresher (2/2)

    Hi there, In the second part of this blog we will take a brief look at the other main UI screens in Sage E-marketing for Sage CRM: the E-marketing Campaign Summary Screen, E-marketing Campaign Analysis Screen and Report Screen . E-marketing Campaign Summary Screen: As the name would suggest...
  • Blog Post: Email Marketing Strategy - Setting Goals

    In the previous blog entry in this series, we explained an email marketing program in some more detail. In this post, we'll take this a step further by looking at goals. The first stage in formulating an email marketing strategy begins with outlining the objective(s) of the programme. Ideally...
  • Blog Post: The Email Marketing Programme Explained

    Building on my previous blog entry, let's take a look at what the steps in your email marketing programme mean in a little more detail. Strategy A consistent & long-term strategy is essential for successful email marketing. After all, if there is no overall plan as to the WHY & WHAT...
  • Blog Post: Email Marketing Analysis - Do a Campaign Review

    Hi there, An equally important part of the analysis phase of email marketing is to undertake a review of the campaign performance. This is from an organisational and delivery perspective, metrics don't really play a part in this process. With this in mind, it is useful to do a "health...
  • Blog Post: We need to talk about email marketing – again

    “There's no question; email remains the undisputed leader for marketing messages.” The above quote, from the blog “ Direct Marketing News ” should come as little surprise – email is still, in 2015, the central part of our working lives (for better or for worse!)....
  • Blog Post: Switching from Swiftpage to MailChimp

    If you want to switch your Emarketing solution from Swiftpage to MailChimp, you must first disable Swiftpage. To do this, run the DisableSwiftpage component to delete any Swiftpage data in the SQL tables. You can then set up a MailChimp integration. If you were using MailChimp, then switched to Swiftpage...
  • Blog Post: Email Marketing Strategy - Brand Alignment

    The previous post talked about thinking & setting key performance indicators (KPIs) - this time, I am talking about aligning your program with your brand. "Nearly a third of survey respondents (32%) said they have stopped doing business with at least one company altogether as a result of...
  • Blog Post: Email Marketing Segmentation - by Profile (1/3)

    The previous post looked at sources of data - now we move on to segmentation approaches, specifically the three different forms of segmentation ( profile, behaviour and lifestyle ). Profile based segmentation tends to be the simplest & most commonly used method for segmenting emails. Many people...
  • Blog Post: Email Marketing Segmentation - by Behaviour (2/3)

    Moving on from our last post on basic profiling, let's look at increasing the sophistication. A powerful way of segmenting your database is to look at 'click behaviour' as well as browsing or purchase history.In comparison to profile based segmentation ( which relies on customers to actually...
  • Blog Post: Email Marketing Segmentation - by Lifestyle (3/3)

    Moving on from our previous post , let's talk about lifestyle modelling. There are a number of ways in which you can use the data that you hold on your customers to build up a more accurate picture of the type of lifestyle and habits they are likely to have. This can be a very powerful way of...