Email Marketing Best Practices

How are savvy digital marketers tapping email to boost customer loyalty, drive business to on- and offline channels, leverage social networks, and more? This column is penned by leading industry expert Simms Jenkins and will cover the latest trends, observations, and best practices for the original Web app across an array of sectors. Look for unique insight, opinions, metrics, and view points that tell you what works- and what doesn't in the ever changing email marketing world.

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Double Opt-In: Then, Now, and When It’s a Best Practice

Feb 6, 2015 - What's the argument for using a double opt-in email marketing campaign as opposed to a single opt-in one? Read on to find out. Comments

The Email Time Capsule: 2010 and Looking Ahead to 2020

time-clocks Feb 5, 2015 - What was the email marketing landscape like five years ago, and what does it have in store for us five years down the road? Comments

Email Predictions: Revisiting 5 Years Ago & Looking Ahead to 2020

crystal-ball-future Jan 22, 2015 - How far has the email marketing industry come in the last five years, and where will be five years from now? Industry experts weigh in. Comments

2015: The Year of Multiplying Best Practices

best-practices Jan 9, 2015 - Those who win in the email marketing world are devising different sets of rules and tactics for every segment of consumers. By the end of the year there won't be one set of best practices - there will be many. Comments

5 Reasons Why Content Marketing Should Elevate Your Email Program

content-shutterstock-153628586 Oct 16, 2014 - Email marketers have largely missed out on the opportunities presented by content marketing. Here are five ways to build a successful marriage between email and content. Comments

2014’s Fastest-Growing and Most Valuable Email Marketing Companies

email-growth-profit Sep 4, 2014 - In this third annual review, we take a look at the email marketing companies that are rapidly developing wealth, jobs, and success. Comments

Kill It With Fire! 5 Best Practices That Need to Go Away

angry-email Aug 27, 2014 - These five tactics have long been considered "best practices" in the email marketing world, but technology has changed and it's time for them to die out. Comments

Dos and Don’ts of Email Remarketing

email-marketing2 Aug 21, 2014 - By using existing metrics and subscriber behavior to remarket to your consumers, your email marketing campaigns can become much stronger and more effective. Here are some best practices for email remarketing. Comments

I’ve Got 99 Reasons…

shutterstock-105905384 Aug 7, 2014 - Email continues to rock and this week special guest contributor Jay Jhun provides some reasons why email is as powerful as ever - maybe even better than ever. Comments

6 Reasons Why Your Customers Love Your Email Program

email-love Jul 10, 2014 - This week, we have a love letter with straightforward instructions on how to deliver - and receive - more love in the inbox. Comments

6 Reasons Why Your Customers Hate Your Email Program

angry-email Jun 26, 2014 - In order to engage customers and avoid the dreaded delete button, brands need to wow consumers with their email marketing. Here are six reasons brands' emails may end up in the trash. Comments

Email Engagement and Deliverability Advice That Marketers Can Sink Their Teeth Into

emailcampaign May 15, 2014 - Several leading email strategists and deliverability experts weigh in with their thoughts and advice on email engagement and deliverability. Comments

The Psychological Hierarchy of the Email Campaign

email-psychological-hierarchy May 1, 2014 - How email marketers and subscribers can deliver a win-win message every time. Comments

Building a Meaningful Relationship: Tips to Make the Most of Your Loyalty Program

customer-loyalty Apr 24, 2014 - It's clear that loyalty programs influence sales and brand affinity, but businesses need to do more than provide discounts to be a loyalty program that stands out. Comments

5 Pervasive Email Challenges – and How to Fix Them

shutterstock-105905384 Apr 17, 2014 - There are many things that can wrong in an email marketing campaign, from conception to delivery. Here are five of the most common challenges, and simple steps to take to fix them. Comments

#CZLNY:4 Ways to Push the Envelope, Drive Revenue, and Conquer Mobile

google-promotions-tab Apr 3, 2014 - Subtle and strategic email optimizations can potentially make you millions of dollars. Here are the areas that should be top of mind for email marketers these days. Comments

Is Your Brand Sending Emails Thursdays at Lunch Time? So Is Everyone Else [Study]

email-send-times-trackmaven Mar 24, 2014 - A study of 2,000 email lists and 93,000 emails by TrackMaven finds that the approaches many brands have taken toward email marketing are stale. Here are five tips to give your campaigns a boost. Comments

How to Inspire Subscriber Love and Loyalty With Great Emails – Tips From 3 Brand Email Pros

shutterstock-105905384 Mar 6, 2014 - Well-respected email leaders at brands that really are focused on making email a special part of their marketing mix, including Zillow, Scoutmob, and Stonyfield, shared some campaigns they worked on that were truly special. Comments

B2B Email Marketing Tricks of the Trade

email-tricks Feb 21, 2014 - Four tips and tricks for how to avoid running a business-to-business email program that's cold, corporate, and boring, including boosting your creative and using personalization. Comments

Email Blows Social Media Out the Door -- Any More Questions?

email-marketing-help-improve-sales Feb 6, 2014 - A new study from McKinsey cites email's dominance over Facebook and Twitter, saying email is nearly 40 times better than Facebook and Twitter at acquiring customers. Comments

What Makes Your Audience Tick? An Interview With ExactTarget's Jeff Rohrs

The audience listening to James Akrigg's presentation at Partner Connect 2013 Jan 23, 2014 - Rohrs discusses his new book, the growing importance of audience development, and proprietary audiences. Plus, he's giving away copies of his book to five readers. Comments

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