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5 Pervasive Email Challenges – and How to Fix Them

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

5 Things Every Email Marketer Should Know

emailcampaign Apr 9, 2014 - Every email marketer should have a strong understanding of how email works, including how it is delivered, how it is displayed, privacy practices, and direct marketing fundamentals. Comments

Tips for Designing E-mail for Google’s New Promotions Tab Grid View

gmail-grid-view-1 Mar 31, 2014 - The newest change to Google's Promotions tab introduces a grid view that ultilizes images to help users decide which emails they want to open and which they want to ignore. Comments

Email Campaigns: Why Big Data and Understanding Your Customer Matter Most

mobile-email Feb 21, 2014 - Email is a personal medium, and for the recipient it feels very one-to-one. Information you already have about your email customers can help you craft more personal messaging, letting your audience feel like you're talking with them, not at them. Comments

3 Tips for Maintaining Customer Engagement in the Inbox

New Gmail inbox Jan 22, 2014 - Learn how to improve email performance by building long-term customer engagement through emails. Comments

Effective Email Creative is More than Just Creative

shutterstock-105905384 Jan 21, 2014 - If you're looking for great email creative - copy and design that will motivate the reader to the action you want them to take - you need more than just a copywriter and a designer. Comments

Email Subscribers - Don’t Let Them Leave Angry

bad-email Jan 16, 2014 - The primary reasons for unsubscribing continue to be frequency and relevancy (too much of the former and not enough of the latter). Comments

CRM & Media Together At Last Means an Expanded Role for Email Marketers

Figures cut out of paper showing collaboration Jan 15, 2014 - You may already be seeing the thaw between CRM and media. There are now powerful capabilities, but we've only seen just the tip of the iceberg. Comments

How to Use ELI5 Messaging to Reach TL;DR Non-Clickers by Remailing

tldr-trollcat Jan 14, 2014 - Marketers need to find effective ways to target and reengage those TL;DR non-clickers. We all know that remailing, if done well, will lead to additional sales. Comments

5 Must-Do New Year’s Resolutions for Email Marketers

email-tricks Jan 9, 2014 - Email never sleeps and 2013 was the year email ended all rumors of its demise, firmly replanting itself as the hub of all digital communication. Comments

Moving Beyond Basic Personalization to Real-Time Marketing

real-time Jan 7, 2014 - Real-time marketing is the ongoing cycle of engagement, data management, analytical insights and optimization - performed continuously and immediately. Are you delivering great customer experiences? Comments

Google Quietly Updates Gmail to Cache Images: Impact for Email Marketers

gmail-logo Dec 31, 2013 - Gmail has started caching email images. To understand what impact this may have requires that we start by understanding what has changed. Comments

The Psychological Hierarchy of the Email Campaign

email-psychological-hierarchy Dec 28, 2013 - How email marketers and subscribers can deliver a win-win message every time. Comments

New Year is the Time to Give Abandoned Cart Emails a Makeover

mobile-email Dec 27, 2013 - While a fresh coat of paint - updated images, footer and a solid QA check - is fine, it's time for you to truly revisit your abandoned cart reminder strategy. Comments

Responding to Changes Like Gmail Image Caching

Gmail logo Dec 24, 2013 - When change occurs, remember to pause and consider if it's a superficial change or a true change, and respond accordingly. Columnist Justin Williams offers advice for email marketers. Comments

Email Performance Testing: Look at the Trees – and the Forest

23-dec-2013-unsub Dec 23, 2013 - In email testing, many marketers tend to focus on the trees, not the entire forest. Columnist Jeanne Jennings shares insight from a client case study. Comments

100 Years of Email Marketing Success with These 2 Timeless Tips

Clock close to midnight at new year Dec 20, 2013 - Enjoy the reviews of 2013. Enjoy the predictions of 2014. But then get back to the task of sending relevant messaging in the channels where your customers are influenced most. Comments

Email Targeting Tips for Retailers to Break Through Inbox Clutter and Connect

davidasteinberg Dec 19, 2013 - XL Marketing CEO David A. Steinberg answers: how does my brand break through and connect with the right segment of email users to drive the desired action? Comments

What To Do with Long-Term Inactive Email Subscribers?

emailcampaign Dec 18, 2013 - Columnist Derek Harding shares tip for marketers with long-term inactive email subscribers, after a conversation at Email Insider Summit spurred a lively conversation on the best way to manage them. Comments

Maximize Holiday Momentum with Your Email Marketing Program in the New Year

Gifts under Christmas tree Dec 18, 2013 - Inevitably, the holiday season will end and the calendar will flip over to January. How do you maintain that engagement and momentum in your email marketing moving forward? Comments

Cart Abandonment Email Insights from Cyber Monday

shutterstock-147642644 Dec 17, 2013 - On Dec. 2, ExactTarget filled our shopping carts with more than $100 of merchandise from major retailers. Then we walked away, closing our browser after each shopping session. Just 1/5 of retailers sent triggered cart abandonment emails within 3 days... Comments

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