Not everyone who subscribes to your emails is going to stay and while some attrition is normal, Adestra takes a look at what can be learned from unsubscribers and what can be done to reduce attrition.
A year after hitting the drawing board, Netsafe and DDB have launched Re:scam, an AI bot that’s taking on scammers by wasting their time. We talk to DDB about how the campaign is the result of marrying creativity and technology, and the value of putting over 10,000 hours into a single project.
Persuading half a million Kiwis to go online and opt-in sounds like Mission Impossible, especially when the track record’s not that good and the benefits are marginal. But that’s what Spark managed to do.
Growth HQ founder James Kemp says that part of the reason why he likes marketing automation is because he’s lazy. And it comes as an added bonus that it has also generated some favourable results for his business.
Direct mail doesn’t tend to get the same level of attention that other ‘sexier’ channels like online or TV get. But according to the ASA ad spend figures for 2012, it’s on the rise, with addressed mail up 16 percent to $58 million. So why the increase? And is it effective? NZ Post and Key Research attempted to find out.
Following on from requests from local advertisers and in an effort to replicate the success of parent ninemsn’s opt-in email initiatives, MSN New Zealand has released a new service called Hotmail Featured Offers that allows advertisers to promote their wares to local Windows Live Hotmail users.
It may be a relatively unsexy side of the digital marketing world. But there’s no doubt email is powerful (read this if you don’t believe it). And the Jericho Email Marketing Metrics Report for 2010, which crunched tens of millions of permission-based commercial emails in New Zealand, has shown that email drives massive readership and clicks—especially on Mondays.