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In the Eyes of the Beholder… Your Email Is Only as Good (or Boring) as THEY Think It Is

2021-11-09T20:55:26+00:00

Is your email marketing really as good as you think it is? Because you know whose opinion counts more than yours, right? The opinion of the person on the receiving end counts much more than yours. It doesn’t matter if you’re responsible for the strategic, design, content or tactical parts of that email. Your opinion of how good it is or isn’t is, well, irrelevant. And it turns out many consumers do have a different opinion, when […]

In the Eyes of the Beholder… Your Email Is Only as Good (or Boring) as THEY Think It Is2021-11-09T20:55:26+00:00

Personalization in Email: Now It’s Personal—for Real

2021-11-09T20:55:26+00:00

As I ponder what to expect in 2016, personalization strikes me as the biggest new area to email marketing—and one that’s growing fast. In many cases, what started out as a way to remarket to consumers after cart abandonment is morphing into powerful technologies that enable targeted email marketing like never before, taking personalization to a whole new level. Personalization is only going to keep going and growing, and marketers should take note—and take action. Cliff Condon, […]

Personalization in Email: Now It’s Personal—for Real2021-11-09T20:55:26+00:00

5 Reasons Why Your Holiday Email Marketing Should Be Done as a Series

2021-11-09T20:55:26+00:00

Don’t shoot the messenger! But the holidays are coming. The Christmas decorations are already up on some retailers’ brick-and-mortar stores, and I’ve already seen plenty of “only X shopping days until Christmas” messages. Whether that stresses you out as a consumer or a marketer, rest assured, I’m not here to put pressure on you by saying all of that. Rather, I’m here to suggest a new approach to your holiday email marketing that might make this […]

5 Reasons Why Your Holiday Email Marketing Should Be Done as a Series2021-11-09T20:55:26+00:00

Want Your Email Marketing to Go Viral? Do Email Well!

2021-11-09T20:55:26+00:00

What makes an email go viral? Well, in a way, commonsense and best practices make an email go viral—or at least that’s how I read a Litmus report on the subject. I’m not trying to be facetious here. Looking at the findings of this report, it really does seem as though viral emails are simply well done emails—those adhering to email marketing best practices. Check out the characteristics that the most viral emails, the ones in […]

Want Your Email Marketing to Go Viral? Do Email Well!2021-11-09T20:55:26+00:00

Email Best Practices for Double Opt-Ins that Actually Get the Opt-Ins

2021-11-09T20:55:26+00:00

In an age of omni-channel marketing, with marketers integrating social media and email marketing campaigns and digging deep into Big Data, the phrase “double opt-in” sounds a bit, well, old-fashioned. Who’s thinking about that any more? In other words, we’ve got bigger fish to fry these days! But hold on. There’s a little more to double opt-in than simply being extra diligent about the quality of your email list (although that’s still a very good reason […]

Email Best Practices for Double Opt-Ins that Actually Get the Opt-Ins2021-11-09T20:55:26+00:00

Subject Line Analysis Report Offers New Insight Into This Critical Content

2021-11-09T20:55:26+00:00

Adestra has published a report on subject lines that ought to be a must-read for every marketer, regardless of industry, because it’s an eye opener (or reminder) of the big huge impact one little word can have. Subject lines can always benefit from optimization because they affect not only open and click-through rates, but unsubscribe rates as well. In order to delve deeper into subject line best practices to discover ways to improve, the folks at […]

Subject Line Analysis Report Offers New Insight Into This Critical Content2021-11-09T20:55:26+00:00

This Summer, Heat Things Up With Your Subscribers

2021-11-09T20:55:27+00:00

It’s so easy to take for granted those who are closest to us: our spouses, our kids…our subscribers. Yep! Even our subscribers whom we worked so hard to get are the ones we tend to neglect as we go in search ever more subscribers. And since all good relationships sometimes need a little spark to heat things up again, we offer a few ways you can easily show some summer lovin’ to your email subscribers and […]

This Summer, Heat Things Up With Your Subscribers2021-11-09T20:55:27+00:00

Does Email Equal Free Money?

2021-11-09T20:55:27+00:00

We regularly hear about the ROI of email, and how it still dominates in the marketing space as the leading way to generate the highest return per dollar spent. But does that mean email equals free money? Hardly. Like anything else, you get out of email what you put into it. The reality is, the more time and money you invest into your email marketing program, the higher your return on investment will be. Simply buying […]

Does Email Equal Free Money?2021-11-09T20:55:27+00:00

Are Marketers Missing the Point on Landing Page Optimization?

2021-11-09T20:55:50+00:00

Marketers tend to talk a lot about optimizing email, but where is that email trying to take people? Email is always leading to a landing page, whether that’s a designated landing page or a home page or even a Facebook page. Emails aren’t an end in themselves. They are always leading somewhere else because they have to “land” the recipient somewhere, should that person decide to click through. Getting someone to click through is not enough, […]

Are Marketers Missing the Point on Landing Page Optimization?2021-11-09T20:55:50+00:00

9 Ways to Improve Any Email Marketing Program, Regardless of Budget or Bodies

2021-11-09T20:55:50+00:00

David Baker filled a post with a lot of email marketing statistics a couple of months ago. It was the day after the Super Bowl and of course stats are heavy on everyone’s mind during a big football game like that. So a post full of email statistics was apropos. But there was one stat in there that I can’t stop thinking about more than 2 months later: “Nearly 2/3 of companies rate their company email […]

9 Ways to Improve Any Email Marketing Program, Regardless of Budget or Bodies2021-11-09T20:55:50+00:00
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