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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To Blast or Not to Blast?

Nov 5, 2014 - The concept of email blasting divides email marketers like almost no other topic - how do you view an email blast? Comments

Happy After Halloween: Let the Holiday Email Begin!

shutterstock-160880582 Nov 3, 2014 - What can you do to make your holiday email marketing programs stand out from the crowd and really sparkle this season? Comments

Trick or Treat – Google’s Inbox and What It Means for Email Marketers

googleinbox Oct 30, 2014 - This first part of a two-part column asks email experts what they think about Google's latest addition to the email ecosystem, and what it means for marketers. Comments

Two Critical But Often Overlooked Email Marketing Metrics

metrics-that-matter Oct 27, 2014 - Although they often don't get the attention they deserve, click reach and the ability to determine the value of an email address are valuable metrics to have in your email analytics strategy. Comments

How the Key Trends in Marketing Play Out in Practice

digital-marketing-trends-1 Oct 27, 2014 - The consolidation of the email ecosystem mirrors the trends in digital marketing as a whole, as seen in these five examples. Comments

"To Do Is to Dare," but It Doesn’t All Have to Be About Risk

risk-dial Oct 13, 2014 - Marketing fails will inevitably happen every once in a while, but if you take care to improve your data and your strategy, you can succeed more often. Comments

11 Simple Changes That Would Improve This Email: Gentle Critique

email-growth-profit Oct 13, 2014 - This small business is attempting email marketing, but it has a lot of room for improvement. Can you apply any of these tips to your strategy? Comments

What Subject Line?

emailcampaign Oct 6, 2014 - While subject lines still play a role in convincing consumers to open your emails, there are other factors that marketers need to be aware of and start focusing on. Comments

"Come Back!" - The Abandoned Customer Basket

eshopping-cart Sep 26, 2014 - Marketing automation can be an effective tool in combating the problem of abandoned shopping carts. Use the technology to determine how you can increase conversion rates and drive sales. Comments

Email Newsletters: Work Smarter, Not Harder

emailcampaign Sep 15, 2014 - Email newsletters are a great way to get your content marketing efforts out to the public. Here are three tips for cutting down the time it takes to produce an email newsletter. Comments

What Is an ESP?

email-tricks Sep 11, 2014 - Will the email marketing ecosystem go the way of the automobile industry and see further consolidation? Are email marketers ready for the era of the marketing cloud? Comments

Do Not Reply to This Email

email-bomb 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

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