E-mail marketing saw more seismic changes in 2004 than ever before. A roundup of what happened and how it will affect e-mail in the coming year.
Every year there are notable technology and marketing trends, but 2004 saw events that had a massive effect on the email marketing industry. This is the first year I can recall with so many significant email marketing developments. Let's look back at 2004 with an eye to 2005, as the full effect of the five major changes hasn't yet been fully realized:
I'm looking forward to seeing all of these practices flourish next year. Let me know if you have any of them on your 2005 resolutions list.
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