Open rates were nearly identical and the e-mail creative was exactly the same for both versions, but click-throughs went up by 46% in the second.
If the ad was sent to 2,000,000 e-mails, the winning version would lead to 17,000 more clicks, all from changing a single word.
The secret is thought to lie in the high levels of vitamin B6 found in beer which prevent the build-up of a harmful chemical in the body, homocysteine, known to cause heart disease.
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Drinking up to three quarters of a pint of beer a day ? was found to increase B6 in blood plasma by 30 per cent.
Researchers from the TNO Nutrition and Food Research Institute in Utrechtseweg, Holland, found that the vitamin prevented the build up of homocysteine, an amino acid metabolite known to cause cardiovascular disease.
I invite you to create a word document with about 100 headlines for inspiration and reference it anytime you’re creating new post titles.