Keep calm & carry on coding – designing for iOS 11

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 10:00 am Written by

The latest incarnation of Apple’s mobile device operating system, iOS 11, became generally available on 19th September 2017, coinciding with the launch of the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X smartphones.   Predictably, the OS swiftly progressed through several update versions (the latest which, as of writing, is iOS 11.1.1... Read more

Marketing Strategy: The Marketing Mix of Email Marketing

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm Written by

How do you apply the Marketing Mix Email Marketing? Surely it’s easier to apply the Marketing Mix to a physical attribute? Sometimes people forget that these concepts can also be used in email marketing! The traditional 4Ps in the Marketing Mix has been expanded to 5Ps or even 7 dependent... Read more

From around the industry: MailChimp single opt-in and the GDPR

Posted on November 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm Written by

On the 24th of October 2017, MailChimp announced a u-turn to their customers which led to some social media trending with the hashtag #MailChimpGDPR. As most people know there is a new (well, already in place) law that will tighten up the data protection act to protect consumers and businesses... Read more

Marketing Strategy: Keeping your subscribers alive

Posted on October 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm Written by

As we approach the end of October, I felt that it was a good time to write about keeping your content engaging as well as your subscribers alive. In the current climate, 149,000 emails are sent every 60 seconds (Smart Insights, 2017) so how do you keep your own email... Read more

Marketing Strategy: Deliverability of your campaigns

Posted on October 20, 2017 at 11:00 am Written by

As I prepare my weekly blogs, I look at the types of conversations I have had with customers and colleagues over the last month. Inspiration for this blog came from a frequently asked question “how do I improve deliverability of campaigns?” One thing Email Service Providers should not do is... Read more

Behind the system: Design

Posted on October 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm Written by

This week’s blog looks behind the system in another direction, towards the Design Team. Annette West Project Manager Mike Nicol Digital Designer & UX Craftsman Tom Scott Digital Designer & UI Architect Mike & Tom, what are your respective job titles and what do your roles involve? I’m a Digital... Read more

Features: NewZapp’s most powerful tools

Posted on October 6, 2017 at 3:40 pm Written by

There are so many features within NewZapp not just with the software but also with the human side. This week’s blog highlights just a few of NewZapp’s most powerful tools that can help you get a return on your investment and understand what your subscribers like and don’t like. Your NewZapp... Read more

Legislation: What is the General Data Protection Regulation?

Posted on September 29, 2017 at 3:40 pm Written by

The big buzz word (or acronym) floating around the UK at the moment is GDPR. Everywhere we look, every phone call we get and every conversation about planning comes back to the General Data Protection Regulation which is in full force from May 2018. What is GDPR? It is a... Read more

Design: Accessibility in email marketing

Posted on September 22, 2017 at 11:00 am Written by

Accessibility in email marketing As someone who suffers from screen fatigue, I often use screen readers at home to read or listen to my emails and sometimes I really struggle when my screen reader doesn’t recognise pieces of text because the email isn’t set up to be accessible. I feel... Read more

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