How To Get People To Open Your Emails

Short answer: Send them content they find interesting. Long answer: SendGrid’s 2019 Email Benchmark and Engagement Study data has been published and it has some important insights for arts organizations on why people open or don’t open emails. The two top reasons why people open your emails are quite simple: they like hearing from you and the content is stuff they want to read. I would argue that those things are inextricably linked — if you send people content they like, they will like hearing from you, and they will like hearing … Read more

Print With A Purpose

We tend to question whether or not we still need to place print advertising. The efficacy of newspaper ads  depends on your market and target audience. That said, I just saw a really great use of a print ad that is totally outside the box. Love Beauty and Planet recently placed an ad in the New York Times that isn’t just an ad, but it is actually wrapping paper. Not only does this adhere to the brand’s philosophy of being environmentally-friendly, but it is also clearly tailored to their target audience: women. … Read more

It Isn’t Only About “Young” People

A recent article in The Economist predicts that 2020 will begin the decade of the “young old” (or “yold”).  This refers to a Japanese term used to classify people aged between 65 and 75. We tend to think of “young” audiences as people below the age of 40 but many of us have audiences where the average age is above 70. We can’t forget about the people in between. The yold are more numerous, healthier and wealthier than previous generations of seniors. There will be 134m 65- to 74-year-olds in rich countries … Read more

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