Email Marketing

Most of us spend far more time processing email than we do surfing the Web, and smart marketers are taking full advantage of that. How? Our experts give the ins and outs on the truly killer app of email marketing in this column.

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Do Not Reply to This Email

Sep 1, 2014 - A few tips for alerting readers in a friendly, rather than militant, way that you don't monitor certain email addresses. Comments

4 Ways to Keep Your Email Marketing Alive

emailcampaign Aug 21, 2014 - Although many have said email is dying, there are just as many who insist it's here to stay. Here are four ways you can keep your email marketing campaigns fresh and effective. Comments

Locating Your Customers in the Multi-Channel Maze

A maze Aug 18, 2014 - As customers increasingly diversify where they are opening emails, spending time online, and making purchases, it's harder for marketers to keep track of them. How can we maintain personalization in the multi-channel space? Comments

The Best and Worst Words to Use in Subject Lines – New Research

emailcampaign Aug 18, 2014 - This guest post from Abigail Boswell provides new research on subject lines, courtesy of Touchstone, a new tool from Alchemy Worx. Comments

Don’t Just "Bolt on" Email

shutterstock-105905384 Aug 11, 2014 - Your email marketing strategy shouldn't be an afterthought. It should be planned and executed in the same way as other channels in order to achieve a successful overall marketing strategy. Comments

Email Benchmarks: Highest Open Rate in Years – Again! But All Is Not Rosy...

emailcampaign Aug 4, 2014 - While 2014 saw the highest average email open rates in several years, the year also saw historic lows for both click-through rates and click-to-open rates. How should marketers respond to this data? Comments

Building Effective Measurement Models

pr-measurement Jul 30, 2014 - When deciding which measurement models to use, consider adopting aspects of the study of correlation, which may allow you to discover connections that may challenge your thinking on the critical drivers for your business. Comments

To Trigger or Target; That Is the Question

triggered-email Jul 29, 2014 - A successful email marketing campaign needs to incorporate both triggered and targeted emails. However, since targeted emails will most likely have a greater impact over time, that is where marketers should focus most of their attention. Comments

Inactive Email Addresses: To Mail, Not to Mail…or Something Else?

email-testing Jul 21, 2014 - If handled correctly, "inactives" still have the potential to convert and produce revenue. How can marketers best reconnect with these inactive email addresses? Comments

Survey Says: Automated Emails Outperform Manual Counterparts

resultsautomation Jul 16, 2014 - A new study shows that automated email messages achieve higher open and click-through rates than their manual counterparts. With that in mind, it's time for all marketing teams to employ an automated approach. Comments

When Lifecycle Messaging Goes All Wrong

angry-email Jul 14, 2014 - As an email marketer, you can't live by the "set it and forget it" mindset. You must instead monitor the emails you send to your consumers and understand their impact. Comments

A Half-Dozen Email Marketing Influencers You Should Be Reading

emailcampaign Jul 7, 2014 - As an email marketer, it's important to stay up to date with the latest in the industry. These six influencers can help you do just that. Comments

Can Email Marketing Still Engage Your Customers?

email-marketing2 Jul 3, 2014 - Email is still alive and well in the marketing world, but what can you do as a marketer to ensure your emails are engaging consumers today? Comments

2 Industry Organizations Every Email Marketer Should Join

email-marketing2 Jun 23, 2014 - A look at two organizations that will help email marketers stay connected and involved in the email marketing community. Comments

The Lost Art of Measuring an Impression

measurement-tape Jun 16, 2014 - As email marketing changes and matures, the old ways of measuring impressions don't always account for today's customers' actions. So how can we correctly measure the value of an email? Comments

CASL’s Impact on Email Marketers

spam Jun 9, 2014 - This guest post from Matt Vernhout explores the impact Canada's anti-spam legislation will have on email marketers, and offers tips for how to prepare for the upcoming changes. Comments

Responsive Design and Coding for Non-Techies

responsivedesign May 29, 2014 - Responsive email design and coding are here to stay. Whether you're a marketer, a designer, or a coder, increasing your responsive design and coding knowledge will serve you well in the future. Comments

Defining Success for Email Programs

email-marketing-help-improve-sales May 19, 2014 - There are different ways to define success for email marketing campaigns, but what do they all mean, and which is the best for your company? Comments

Strategic Testing: Tips for Success and Sources of Inspiration

email-testing May 12, 2014 - Testing is extremely important for a successful email campaign, so here are some tips to make sure you're testing in the right ways. Comments

Which Came First, Your Email Content or Your Segment?

emaillogo Apr 21, 2014 - The audience and content conundrum can be very chicken and egg for many brands, especially their email marketers. Comments

Triggered Email Messages: Keys to Success

triggered-email Apr 14, 2014 - Sending triggered email messages can be an extremely effective marketing strategy, as they have been shown to produce much higher open and click-through rates. Comments

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