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Email Deliverability October 2021 [infographic]

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Six months have passed since our last deliverability test, and I have to say that a lot has changed in such a short period of time. And even more has changed since our first tests four years ago! This is our eighth email deliverability test to date, and you’ll see that there were quite a few movements in the charts. If you’d like to make…

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Introducing DemandTools: the V Release

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For nearly twenty years, Validity’s flagship DemandTools product has helped ensure your data remains your most valuable asset. Today, we’re excited to introduce a brand-new version of DemandTools: the V Release. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed flaws in CRM and software practices, and for many businesses, this shed light on the need to better collect and protect customer data. A study from ITProPortal shows the pandemic…

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Untangling self-worth from audience size

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Aileen greets me across a Zoom screen in an oversized lavender sweatshirt that says “Artist of Life.” The lower half of her hair matches her sweatshirt, and her 6-month-old puppy Togi tries to tug on both throughout our interview. Her office is light and airy, with a fiddle leaf fig in the corner that’s almost as tall as the ceiling; she’s not sure she’s taking…

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How Marissa Lovell uses ConvertKit to grow her thriving local newsletter in Boise

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When I first got in touch with Marissa Lovell over Zoom, she answered from her car, hastily admitting she was juggling managing the latest in a series of summer concerts that night in Boise, Idaho. It was the perfect introduction to the voice behind one of Boise’s most popular local newsletters, From Boise. “I’m the kind of person that just likes to talk to people…

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An indie artist’s essential guide to Spotify

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Getting your music on Spotify is a rite of passage for musicians in the modern era. And that's not a bad thing. Music distribution used to be a difficult task, but now all you need for your music to be accessible to the masses is a decent internet connection and a DistroKid subscription. But it's not enough to simply put your music on Spotify and…

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What’s New in ConvertKit: Cycle 4

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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 (Want to know about our finances? Take a look!). We even write up a monthly email deliverability report, so you know exactly how your emails are being delivered. To take it one step further, we’ll be releasing up-to-date reports…

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4 Ways your marketing team can support your pricing strategy

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Promotional pricing decisions are traditionally not driven by the marketing team, but they, and in particular the team responsible for creating and sending messages to your customers, are sitting on a treasure trove of data that can support your product team in making the best promotional pricing decisions. As a modern marketer, what actions can […] The post 4 Ways your marketing team can support…

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The State of Email in APAC

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Email marketers are facing some unique challenges in 2021. As we approach peak holiday and sales season, record sending volumes mean even greater competition in the inbox. Plus, the introduction of Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection (MPP), which prevents email senders from deploying tracking pixels and masks recipients’ IP addresses, will further complicate email marketers’ lives as they start to lose important behavioural data points. In…

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Email Privacy ‘Regulation’ in the Age of Big Tech

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Imagine if CASL was passed without first having a public comment period so businesses and other organizations could have their voices heard? Imagine if GDPR went into effect 3 months after it was passed instead of after a 2-year transition period? Imagine if CCPA applied to people all over the world and not just people in California? All of that isn’t far off from what…

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Holiday Marketing Quarterly: Fourth Quarter 2021 Checklist

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Oracle’s Holiday Marketing Quarterly gives B2C brands a quarter-by-quarter checklist for how to achieve more during the critical holiday season with their email marketing and other digital marketing channels. Along with guidance on planning, strategy, and prioritization, you’ll get advice and tips from some of Oracle Marketing Consulting’s more than 500 digital marketing experts. The fourth quarter is focused on wrapping up your final prep…

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Apple MPP reporting and geolocation

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A while back I wrote about Apple Mail Privacy Protection, what it does and how it works. Since MPP was first announced I’d assumed that it would be built on the same infrastructure as iCloud Private Relay, Apple’s VPN product, but hadn’t seen anything from Apple to explicitly connect the two and didn’t have access to enough data to confirm it independently. But the nice…

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Hide My Email Elevates Risks of Temporary Email Addresses

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Email marketing is a great way to build long-term relationships, but marketers have always wrestled with accepting low-value email addresses from would-be subscribers. B2C brands wonder if a subscriber has provided their primary email account or a secondary address they check far less frequently. And B2B marketers debate accepting freemail addresses or only corporate email addresses, which make lead scoring easier. While businesses can make…

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How podcaster Jay Clouse uses ConvertKit to reach 25,000 listeners every month

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It’s a classic conundrum: Quality vs. consistency. Do you churn out piece after piece after piece, focusing on doing something every day to avoid perfection paralysis? Or do you focus on painstaking work delivered every once in a while? As a creator, it often feels like you have to choose. But for podcaster Jay Clouse, it’s all about getting the best of both. “There's a…

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12 Essential tools for HTML email development

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In the ever-changing world of HTML email development it’s important to keep abreast of the incredibly valuable tools and resources available to you. Trendline Interactive has compiled a list of 12 essential tools to ensure you create the highest calibre emails for you and your clients. The right tool at the right place in your […] The post 12 Essential tools for HTML email development…

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Ethical & Exceptional Email: How to Rank Top for Both

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Ethical marketing is a hot topic right now, especially with the introduction of Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection (MPP) functionality. MPP strengthens subscriber privacy by restricting the use of tracking pixels and IP addresses to identify factors like email opens, device utilisation, and location. It’s being presented as a challenge, but MPP also creates opportunities for progressive businesses. Transparent use of personal data builds stronger relationships,…

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Technologies for Email Deliverability

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Strong deliverability is the culmination of delivery (getting your email accepted) and inboxing (“See ya never, Spam Folder!”). Often what is presented to marketers as the “10 Things to Ensure You Get to the Inbox” (or some iteration of that) focuses on strategies and decisioning, but below the surface lies a whole world of technical requirements and best practices that impacts performance as well. In…

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MailerLite vs ConvertKit – Which is The Better Option For You?

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If you’re not happy with Mailchimp but can’t decide between the two relatively new players, MailerLite and ConvertKit, you’re not alone. In a sea of endless email marketing automation options, businesses and creators are seeking simplicity and flexibility. Many of us look for an email marketing tool that offers the “complete package,” especially if you’re a small business owner who doesn’t have a lot of…

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