Monthly Archives: June 2022

How to create an airtight contract for your creator business

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Imagine this: you’ve been creating stellar YouTube content for the past two years. You open your email and see you’ve received a collaboration proposal from a well-known brand. You’re excited, and after reading their proposal, you get on a call and enter into a verbal agreement around deliverables and pricing. You do your part, but when you follow up with them for your payment—radio silence.

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How to Explain SPF in Plain English

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The world of email has its share of bad apples.  Phishing and spoofing attacks have skyrocketed over the past few years. And unfortunately, the bad actors responsible are getting smarter and more dangerous by the day.  Mailbox providers and internet service providers have responded to these increased threats by requiring certain authentication measures to be in place for successful mail delivery.  But let’s face it:

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BIMI support coming to Apple OS/iOS16 this FALL!

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NEWS BREAK! Have you heard the BIMI news yet?! No?! Well, it was subtle, but the infographic on the BIMI Group's website detailing out the participaing providers had a little change in the last couple of days. What was once three providers supporting BIMI is now 4! And guess who it is? Apple! Coming this fall (2022), MacOS/iOS16 will rollout their support for BIMI! Details

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Create Engaging Email Subscriber Journeys

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Understanding how different subscribers move through the subscriber lifecycle and what their needs are at each stage is critical to getting the right messaging in front of them. In this interview with Unlayer, I talk about the subscriber lifecycle and automated subscriber journeys, answering questions such as: Out of the 5 stages (Acquisition, Consideration, Purchase, Retention, Re-engagement), which one matters the most in the subscriber

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Whose ID reigns supreme? Digiday assesses the top 10 ID alternatives

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Without third-party identifiers (like cookies), we've all come to recognize that connected identity is the current and future backbone of digital marketing. But in a landscape with many players (some old, some new) and technology (also some old, some new), how do you know who has the best identity solution?   Digiday stepped in to help. In a new Digiday+ research piece, “A guide to the

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Creator collaborations: the what, why, and how + examples to inspire you

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The journey of a professional creator can be lonely and exhausting. You rely on social media to reach your followers and attract new ones. You count on SEO to give you an organic search boost. You build lead magnets and send newsletters to nurture your subscribers. And you do all of it on your own. But thanks to creator collaborations, it doesn’t have to be

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Finding Success with SMS: Top 7 Marketing Campaigns from Ecommerce Brands

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SMS marketing has created a lot of buzz lately in the marketing world. SMS marketing (Short Message Service marketing) involves sending promotional messages over the phone via text message. It’s rapidly gained popularity over the last two years in the ecommerce space—and it’s easy to see why. Nine out of ten consumers prefer to communicate with businesses through text message! In a world where people

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ConvertKit’s May 2022 Deliverability Report

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One of our values at ConvertKit is to work in public. We strive for transparency, which is why we share information that is typically kept private, such as our finances. One commonly asked question by creators looking for a new email marketing platform is, “How is your email deliverability?” Here is our monthly deliverability report to answer that question: If you missed previous Deliverability reports

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Making six figures with one high-ticket offer

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Being a creator means freedom, flexibility, earning good money, and shaping your life the way you want. But, it’s not all rainbows. Most creators start with the aim of selling high unit volumes of low-ticket offers. But, this is only sustainable for building an audience in the initial stages. It’s not enough to scale. Add to that the fact that low-ticket offers require regular updates

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Multi-Touch Attribution: Moving Beyond Overly Simplistic First- and Last-Click Models

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Giving 100% of the credit for a sale to the channel that either attracted the customer by generating the first click of an interaction or closed the deal by producing the last click made sense in the early early ’00s when the average consumer used two touchpoints when buying an item. However, consumers today use an average of almost six touchpoints, according to research by

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The gang is trickling in

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It’s been a few years since we’ve actually made it to a MAAWG. We missed much of 2018 and 2019 due to our international move. Then 2020 San Francisco conflicted with a personal engagement. Then, well, pandemic hit and it’s been virtual and then we were moving and … wow, it’s been busy! We did make it to London, though, and have started reconnecting with

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Want to scale your creator business? Retention, not acquisition, might be the key

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Doubling 100 subscribers is doable. Doubling 10,000 is daunting. As your creator business matures, it won’t be sustainable to grow your audience at the same rate you used to. That doesn’t mean you have to accept your new plateau and abandon your goals. Instead, you can turn your attention to customer retention and make the most of each customer relationship. This guide will review why

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Baby Come Back: 5 Tips to Plan a Winning Re-Engagement Campaign

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When it comes to email, there are many reasons customers may have become disengaged with your brand. Maybe they received the wrong content, heard from you too frequently, or their needs simply changed. While it can be hard to say goodbye, it’s always better to suppress inactive subscribers than to keep them in your program and watch your engagement rates suffer. However, you may not

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