How to use email marketing to grow your business with Retention’s Adam Robinson | #616

How to use email marketing to grow your business with Retention’s Adam Robinson | #616

Keen to use email marketing to grow your business? Cool. On your website, offer visitors something of high perceived value to them, but at a low cost to you. In exchange for their email address, they get it for free. It might be an eBook. A video full of helpful tips. A one-off discount coupon. Over time you build an email list of prospects, that you then communicate with on a regular basis. The result? More loyal customers. More sales. And the lifetime value of those customers increases exponentially. Sounds good, huh? It’s a retentive episode 616 of The (13 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.


A little more about retention marketing expert Adam Robinson …


Adam Robinson is the founder of, a company laser-focussed on solving the #1 problem marketers and eCommerce brands face today: growing, engaging, and re-activating their email database.

In just two and half years, and with zero funding, Adam has grown Retention from zero to $14M in annual recurring revenue. Trust me, he knows what he’s doing!

We cover plenty of marketing ground including:

  • Why you need an email database and how to build one
  • If you have built an email database, you’ll discover how to best engage with it
  • The role polarisation plays in attracting and retaining customers
  • Plus Adam shares some great case studies covering all of the above

Now, I intended to kick things off by asking Adam how he became a retention expert, but we were quickly side-tracked when he mentioned just how much he paid for his business’s domain name!


Resources mentioned in this episode of your favourite marketing podcast


Interview with email marketing expert Shane Tilley (Email marketing tips)

Interview about Sports Illustrated’s email marketing strategy

AI generated copywriting with Jasper



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