super charge your data

Maximising your data to its full potential

So, you’ve built up a substantial mailing list from newsletter signups or customers, and you regularly send out your emails to them. Job done? Not even close. The next step is to evaluate if you are maximising the full potential of your database, and if not, consider factoring this into your future email marketing strategies. Ensure your database is clean There are a few things to consider in ensuring your data is clean, and you’ll want to whip your database into shape before setting your sights on any further marketing escapades. One place to start is that people can make mistakes when manually entering email addresses, so you can run a process on the data to clean up any typos.…

JSON the space saver

Having lots of information about your customers can be a great thing in the email marketing world – you can segment and target for better results, recognise patterns and generally be smarter with the way you approach your marketing. But, on the downside, it can make the structure of your data very complex, particularly when faced with limited space to store this data, e.g. in an email platform where you may have a restricted number of variables available to you. One solution to this problem is to store your data using JSON (JavaScript Object Notation). JSON is quite similar to XML in that they are both designed to encode data into a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable, often…