Email Marketing

The rapid onset of Covid-19 forced many businesses to quickly halt or adapt their existing email marketing strategy. Content needed to be evaluated for appropriateness, execution and segmentation strategies reconsidered for a disrupted market. For many, the fast-fix was a letter from leadership discussing how their company specifically would manage the challenges of the pandemic. 
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I’m worried. I see the news every day, covering what’s happening in New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., in my adopted hometown of Dallas and across the country I see stories about relatively healthy people who have died from the coronavirus. And that’s what worries me almost to the point of being scared. Now, read my
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While auditing a client’s email program recently, I noticed that the company had not updated its abandoned-cart program for a few years. In digital marketing timelines, that’s like leaving it alone for light-years. Among other problems, I found that the message template no longer resonated with the brand and missed some obvious optimizations. It’s regrettable
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While a spate of recent acquisitions in the email martech sector indicates a growing demand for these technologies and services, the consolidation of different toolsets suggests vendors are starting to understand that email marketers need far more from their technology. Last week, customer data solutions provider Validity announced plans to buy email marketing analytics and
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Valimail has announced the general availability of its DMARC monitoring solution to domain owners — for free. Valimail DMARC Monitor is a cloud-based tool that provides visibility into email sending activities from the domain, allowing domain owners (brands) to monitor for unusual activity — and protecting brands’ IP reputations as inbox providers indicate to recipients
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The proliferation of digital channels and devices has made it more difficult for B2B marketers to accurately target prospects with the right messages, on the right devices, at the right times. Prospects are managing more of the buying process themselves, creating decision short lists by researching brand websites and social channels without ever speaking to
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Marketing automation platforms form the backbone of marketing operations, increasingly serving as sophisticated marketing orchestration platforms. A range of platforms is available to marketers depending on their firm’s size, budget and level of digital marketing sophistication. The more basic functions of marketing automation have become somewhat commoditized, so platform vendors mostly look to differentiate their
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Transactional and triggered emails (e.g., ‘welcome emails’) are on the rise, but senders are not investing enough in the technology behind them to maintain consistent deliverability, engagement and quality, according to findings from SparkPost’s 2020 Benchmark Report. Transactional emails are a critical element of the customer experience. Whether it’s a confirmation email with a receipt,
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I know what you’re thinking: Drip campaigns? They’re about as relevant as Michael Bolton. But here’s the thing about Michael Bolton: He’s always relevant! Truth is, the concepts behind drip campaigns—sending communications to customers and prospects on a regular basis—remain as relevant today as ever. The difference is that marketing automation has made this process
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Now is always the time to strengthen your marketing strategy. As numerous new channels and platforms are mushrooming in the digital marketplace, marketers must take an omnichannel approach to drive meaningful interactions with prospects and drive better conversions. Here’s a chart that supports the importance of a cohesive omnichannel approach. This implies that marketers must
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Email is dead—or at least that’s what the headlines claim. Sure, getting to “inbox zero” might be everyone’s focus today, but brands shouldn’t count out the power of a well-executed email campaign just yet. Why Email Still Works Marketers have argued about the viability of email campaigns ever since email became widely adopted as a marketing
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