Archive for the ‘email’ Category

Beyond the Click-through

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Whether you run an admissions, alumni, athletics, or any other university Web site, chances are you’ve run *some* type of marketing campaign.

The medium doesn’t matter – emails, newspaper ads, banner ads, search engine paid keywords, TV ads, the list goes on and on.

Let’s take email, for example. Do you send emails to students, applicants, or prospects? Alumni? Faculty? Staff? Do your emails have links back to your Web site? It could be reminders to register for classes, pay a bill, buy football tickets, whatever. If there is a link back to your Web site, that is an email that can be tracked and later, using the data, optimized (improved!).

Ok, so you’ve created a fantastic email (or series of emails) and are ready to send it (them) out.

Internal Email Usability – Stop the Madness

Monday, March 9th, 2009

We’ve all read numerous great posts about effective email marketing. Keep it short, Use obvious calls-to-action.

What about writing effective internal emails, though?

I know, I know. It’s not as important as our external emails and so, it takes a backseat. Understood. I have to tell you, though, we all need to have a refresher course in effective internal email writing.