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5 min read

Are Email Newsletters Still Worth the Effort?

By Wendy Coombes on 22-Jul-2020 17:52:55

You may think them a bit twee, a bit old fashioned. Given the array of ways in which you're able to communicate with your target audience are they even worth the effort? Have email newsletters peaked and are they fast becoming a digital curiosity?

If you've pondered these questions, it might surprise you that 80% of marketers, in 2019, reported an increase in email engagement.

Newsletters are still one of the most cost effective and highest converting tools to have in your digital toolkit. One of the main reasons is that your readers need to opt-in to receive it. Effectively they are saying that they want to hear from you. So while you don't want to spam them, a newsletter with relevant topics can really boost audience engagement and conversions.

If it has been years since you did a newsletter or you're not sure where to begin, below are some pointers to get your started.

Topics: email marketing marketing automation
3 min read

Chatbots for small business: crucial or overkill?

By Wendy Coombes on 23-Apr-2020 17:02:04

They're here and you're probably dealing with one on a regular basis. Chatbots are here to stay. But, should small business owners be adopting them or are they just the latest shiny distraction?

Read on, if you’re wondering what the fuss is all about and why more and more businesses (yes even small ones) make them a part of their marketing automation strategy.

Topics: digital marketing marketing automation
9 min read

Email and Marketing Automation: a Guide for the Tech-Shy

By Wendy Coombes on 16-Apr-2020 14:11:51

Email Automation or Marketing Automation? Aren't they just the same thing? If not, what's the difference between the two and how do you know which one you need for your business.

Topics: inbound marketing marketing automation