Email Marketing Optimization

What tools do you use to measure the effectiveness of your email campaigns? Learn real-world methods for tracking, analyzing, and optimizing email campaigns to get the highest return on your investment. This column will give you a firsthand look at how other companies have managed to surpass sales forecasts by using email intelligently and strategically.

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A New Rule of Thumb for Email Marketers: Your Results Will Vary

Apr 1, 2015 - No matter how diligently you test your email campaign, the only rule of thumb that continues to hold true is that your results may vary. Comments

Are You Smart Enough to Test Your Own Subject Lines?

email-subject-line-test Mar 25, 2015 - Although the email industry has been resistant to automation, machine learning may be better at testing subject lines than a human marketer could ever be. Comments

Engagement Matters

shutterstock-105905384 Mar 11, 2015 - Regardless of what has been said throughout the industry, engagement still matters when it comes to email marketing. Here's a look at why. Comments

What If You Could Predict Subscriber Value With a Single Message?

welcome-email Mar 4, 2015 - How valuable are welcome messages to an email marketing program? Can they really predict the success of an entire campaign? Comments

Are Your Subscribers "Swiping Left"?

subscribers-swiping-left Feb 25, 2015 - If your email marketing campaigns aren't resulting in a lot of "right swipes," or engagement, then maybe it's time to look into CRM retargeting solutions to help you connect with your email soulmates. Comments

Why Was My Email Blocked?

digital-strategy-roadblock Feb 11, 2015 - Oftentimes absolutely no one knows why your email got blocked or bulked, but that isn’t necessarily a problem. Comments

It’s Time to Drop the Text Version

shutterstock-105905384 Dec 17, 2014 - That text-only version of your email is causing more harm than good and it's time to get rid of it once and for all. Comments

Could a Company See a 15 Percent Drop in Stock Value Due to Email?

Big losses see Amazons shares hit 12-month low Nov 19, 2014 - Major brands can see stock values fall if their email programs aren't delivering the way they should. What can marketers do to prevent this from happening? Comments

Ask These Questions - Now - to Reshape Your Email Strategy in 2015

email-marketing-help-improve-sales Oct 15, 2014 - Asking and answering these six questions will help you create a framework for your 2015 strategic email marketing planning. Comments

The Keys to the Cloud

Cloud computers Oct 8, 2014 - Email marketing companies need to embrace the marketing cloud, or risk being left behind in the industry. Comments

Unsubscribe Best Practices and Beyond

unsubscribe-shutterstock-157057739 Sep 24, 2014 - Many marketers are still struggling to adopt unsubscribe best practices in their email programs. Here is a look at three of the most important things you can do to deal with unsubscribe issues. Comments

Don’t Take Apple’s Xmas Gift for Granted: 5 Tips to Cut Holiday Complaints

complaints66 Sep 17, 2014 - Successful email marketing optimization means playing the long game. Here are nine essential tips for mitigating complaints and protecting engagement metrics. Comments

5 Tips for Winning Triggered Email Product Review Campaigns

mobile-email Aug 20, 2014 - Implementing product review campaigns may be more challenging than other types of triggered messages, which you can mostly set and forget. Columnist Margaret Farmakis shares 5 tips for effective triggered email product review campaigns. Comments

Owned Data, Paid Success

Digital encryption key Aug 13, 2014 - Data-onboarding is poised to revolutionize the digital marketing space. But you must have the appropriate rights to use "your" data in third-party channels in order to utilize the new trend of CRM retargeting. Comments

CASL: The Sky Isn’t Falling

spam Jul 30, 2014 - The newly introduced Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation has many adamant detractors, but if we don't take action in the U.S., we may be left with some "inept" legislation of our own. Comments

Summertime and the Blacklisting Is Easy: Tips to Steer Clear in the High Season

spam Jul 24, 2014 - Summer is high season for email blacklisting. What can marketers do to avoid being put on the dreaded blacklist, which could effectively ruin their email ROI? Comments

Mobile First, Second, and Third

mobile-email Jul 16, 2014 - If email marketers aren't leading the way in designing not just for a mobile-friendly world, but for a mobile-first one, they are missing out on huge conversion and marketing opportunities. Comments

Is Your Email Program Helping or Hindering the Customer Journey?

angry-at-email Jun 25, 2014 - Here are a few signs that can indicate whether your email program is contributing to a smooth or a bumpy ride for your customers. Comments

Will 2015 Be the Year of the Next Triple Crown Winner?

triple-crown Jun 18, 2014 - Why does it pay for marketers and consumers to stick with email? Because no matter what, it's always going to win, place, or at least show. Comments

Are You Using Big Data, and Does It Matter?

big-data-screen Jun 4, 2014 - The majority of email marketers and marketing problems simply don't require a big data solution. And that's a good thing. Comments

4 Ways to Prepare for the Future of the Inbox

emailcampaign May 28, 2014 - With all the changes coming to the email channel, it's easy to lose sight of what you need to focus on to both optimize what you're doing today and strategically plan for continued optimization tomorrow. Comments

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