The X Factor of Excellent Email

Sep 18, 2015 - The user experience is an indispensable factor of email marketing. In order to launch a successful campaign, consider these four strategies for aligning and optimizing the UX. Comments

How Email Works, Part Four: Measurement and Tracking

email-marketing-stories Sep 3, 2015 - In the fourth installment of "How Email Works," Derek Harding analyzes email measurement and tracking systems. Marketers can use these insights to take full advantage of their email data. Comments

Are You Optimistic About SEO?

googlesearch Aug 7, 2015 - Searchmetrics' recent report about Google's ranking factors falls in with this columnist's "5 R's" SEO summary, and demonstrates the growing focus on content over keywords. Comments

How Email Works: Part Two

email-targeting-display-ads Jul 1, 2015 - In part one of this series, we looked at what happens to an email marketing message from the point when you hit "send." Now we'll follow the email as it reaches its recipient. Comments

Seven Reasons to Make Direct Mail Part of Your Digital Marketing Plan

mailbox May 22, 2015 - As the world becomes increasingly more digital, postal direct mail stands out, both for the novelty factor and because it comes without digital pitfalls like viewability and bots. Comments

Should Email Marketers Worry About IBM Verse?

email-worry May 6, 2015 - Columnist Derek Harding takes a look at how IBM's latest offering might affect email marketers. Comments

The Gmail Promotions Tab: To Game or Not to Game

gmailbygoogle May 5, 2015 - The Gmail Promotions tab is a sore spot with many email marketers since it isolates branded content from a user's primary inbox. Is there any way out and should marketers even try? Comments

Save the Date: 'One-Stop Digital' for Email Marketers

cz-content-takeover-email-marketing-badge Apr 21, 2015 - ClickZ is delighted to announce the latest topic in its Content Takeover series. Our next "One-Stop Digital" will be on all things email marketing and will take place from May 5 to 7, 2015. Comments

Real-Time KFC Campaign Offers Chicken During Website Crashes

kfc-logo Mar 11, 2015 - While Apple's iTunes Store and App Store were down, Romanian consumers were able to get free KFC meals as part of the chicken chain's new "Don't panic, man" campaign. 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

How to Take Advantage of Gmail's Evolving User Experience

gmail-logo Dec 10, 2014 - Although it's still invite-only, it's only a matter of time before Gmail's Inbox becomes the norm, so email marketers need to prepare themselves. Comments

Google’s Inbox and What It Means for Email Marketers – Part 2

googleinbox Nov 13, 2014 - In the second part of this series on Google's newest email innovation, Google Inbox, email marketing experts weigh in on how the new product will affect marketers. Comments

Google Inbox Moves Email Into a Mobile World

google-logo-square Oct 22, 2014 - The new product hopes to make email more interactive by allowing users to group messages by subject and highlight important information while providing supplementary information based on message content. Comments

Microsoft-Owned Outlook Expands Ad Presence to Hong Kong

Microsoft Outlook webmail logo Jun 24, 2014 - Advertising on is now available in Hong Kong, in addition to the existing seven markets in Asia-Pacific. 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

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

Minus Google Plus? Probably Not

Google plus logo May 2, 2014 - Google Plus is a great set of technologies and is very well integrated into Google's overall set of services, including YouTube and Gmail, so it shouldn't be going anywhere anytime soon. Comments

Facebook Prepping e-Money Transfer Service in Europe

facebook-like Apr 15, 2014 - Facebook is reportedly planning an e-money service in Europe, which would allow users to make transactions directly through the social network. 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

Happy 10th Birthday, Gmail!

gmailbygoogle Apr 1, 2014 - Looking back on 10 years of Gmail, with a timeline of the biggest changes for consumers and marketers. Comments

Tips for Designing Email 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

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