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Six case studies and an infographic on how to write effective email subject lines

There are many factors that influence whether or not people bother to open your marketing emails or not.

Email frequency, brand affinity and time of day are all influential, as is the subject line that marketers opt for.

The precise wording will vary depending on the brand identity and the product offer, but the basic aim is to grab the reader’s attention and make them interested enough to clickthrough and find out more.

To help get to the bottom of what makes up the best subject line, I’ve rounded up a few case studies and infographics that try to shed some light on the topic.

Cloudability pulls in big bucks to keep an eye on your cloud spending

For a growing number of companies, the cloud is an incredibly appealing proposition. It allows organizations to scale up (and down) infrastructure and services as needed, and you generally pay only for what you use.

But that doesn’t mean that the cloud isn’t without its challenges. Some, such as architecting fail-proof applications, are well documented. But there are others which don’t often get as much attention. One: keeping track of what your company is spending.

With freemium, MailChimp thrives where many others fail

For many internet startups, a freemium business model is an enticing
solution to the problem of revenue generation: let the world taste what
you provide at no cost, and once your most avid users are hooked, let
them pay for what they’ve come to love.

It’s simple in theory, but for many startups, building a viable business on the freemium model never becomes a reality.