Conversion Optimization 101: Email Marketing – Webinar Invites

This week's Conversion Optimization challenge is to take a look at the following email I received from WritersAccess.com with an offer to attend a webinar: The subject line was: Webinar Invite: Lessons Learned From 90,000 Content Orders What would you do to optimize this email so that more people … [Read more...]

It’s Not My Job: Why Marketing is Broken

I was in Moscow last week with Jeffrey, waiting in the lobby for a taxi. I passed the time taking screenshots of "promotional" emails and ads with their corresponding landing pages. After clicking through some ads and emails I needed to vent.  I posted the following message on my Facebook … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Increase and Retain Newsletter Subscribers

Newsletters continue to serve as an effective way for businesses, from retailers to B2B services, to stay in touch with their customers. In my last column, I shared the simple but powerful technique of using point-of-action assurances to convert more visitors into taking the actions you want … [Read more...]