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Advanced Data Collection Practices

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No Bullsh*t Advice From Email Experts Your marketing is only as good as the data you collect. Your ability to segment, personalize and send targeted marketing messages to your customers relies on your ability to capture the right data. That means thinking outside of the box when it comes to collecting information about your customers—beyond a simple form on your website. Webforms work but there…

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Apple’s “Mail Privacy Protection” is an Earthquake for Email Marketers

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Apple introduced new privacy features at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference last week, and the impact they will have on email marketing is nothing short of an earthquake. The Mail app in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey will now allow users to opt-in what they are dubbing “Mail Privacy Protection,” which will effectively […] The post Apple’s “Mail Privacy Protection” is an Earthquake…

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Email ROI: Many Happy Returns

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Email celebrates its 50th birthday in October! Ray Tomlinson is widely acknowledged as the godfather of email, sending the first message way back in 1971, followed seven years later by Gary Thuerk who “hijacked” this largely government/military tool to send the first email marketing campaign. The rest, as they say, is history! In saying “many happy returns”, we’re not just acknowledging a milestone. Email consistently…

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7 popular podcast formats: Which one is right for you?

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Podcasts are a big deal. An estimated 48 million episodes are floating around on the internet, and in 2020 more than a third of Americans listened to podcasts regularly. It’s understandable if you want to get in on the action and add your perspective to the podcast conversation. After the initial buzz of “I think I’m going to actually do it!” you’re faced with a…

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Website Optimization Ideas to Explore: An Oracle Consulting Checklist

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Checklists can inspire you, help you identify gaps, allow you to take inventory, and provide an easy-to-follow action plan. At Oracle Marketing Consulting, we use checklists all the time with our clients. In fact, we love them so much that we wanted to share some of our most useful checklists, including this one about optimization ideas for your website, mobile app, and other landing pages.…

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How Will Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection in iOS 15 Affect Email Marketing?

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Apple’s announcement of its plans to introduce Mail Privacy Protection (MPP) has sent reverberations around the world of email marketing. Changes to the Mail app will limit the use of tracking pixels while also masking the users’ IP address, meaning the open tracking and location tracking of these users will be severely impacted. Apple’s changes to protect mail privacy are evolutionary, not revolutionary While this…

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Every musician needs an EPK—here’s how to build one for free

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Press kits have been an important element of a band's promotion since the beginning of the modern music industry. Originally, bands would hire publicists who would spend a lot of time (and a lot of postage) building physical press kits that they'd send to magazines, radio stations, TV networks, promoters, and more to showcase their artists. These days technology has changed, and press kits have…

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Triggered emails – what they are and why you need them

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As a marketing tool, email performs best when you are sending the right message to the right audience at the right time. No matter how spectacular your marketing team may be, it’s impractical at scale to have a human responding in realtime to a user’s every action. Incorporating triggered emails into your program will get […] The post Triggered emails – what they are and…

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Triggered emails – what they are and why you need them

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As a marketing tool, email performs best when you are sending the right message to the right audience at the right time. No matter how spectacular your marketing team may be, it’s impractical at scale to have a human responding in realtime to a user’s every action. Incorporating triggered emails into your program will get […] The post Triggered emails – what they are and…

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Pandemic Email Audience Changes: Managing the Risks and Opportunities

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List building has been challenging over the past 18 months, which has now made managing subscribers a challenge. Before talking about the issues that are pressing now, let’s look at how we got here… When coronavirus lockdowns started in March last year, consumer behaviors started to rapidly evolve. Many stores were closed and many people didn’t want to go to the stores that were open,…

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About the Apple thing

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A lot of folks are talking about Apple’s recent announcement about building privacy protection into email. I have somewhat stayed out of the conversation and I’m not sure what I really think about it. This is a change to how a lot of folks use email and no one really likes change. I actually have a post I’ve been quietly working on talking about open…

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Understanding 1st, 2nd and 3rd party data for marketing success

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The 360 degree view of a customer continues to be the crowning glory for modern marketing organizations and the analytics teams that support them. It drives the segmentation strategies the organization needs to succeed and the personalization that consumers have come to expect.  As more and more customer data becomes available, the picture of the […] The post Understanding 1st, 2nd and 3rd party data…

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Bringing guests back to Bar Louie’s table with relevant messaging

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Bar Louie came into 2020 knowing it needed a change. The gastrobar staple, known for its great drinks and community feel, was facing a bankruptcy, and was using the reorganization as a chance to realign its overall company goals with smarter, data-driven marketing strategies focused on targeted messaging for lapsed customers.

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E-commerce: How to Attract New Customers with Newsletters

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Marketers and customers will agree: data is gold, and knowledge is essential to ensure the relevance of communications. However, the challenge of data collection remains. As consumers become increasingly suspicious of brands, they are less inclined to share their personal information. Newsletter subscriptions are one of the data collection tools at marketing teams’ disposal, as they can use it as a starting point for establishing…

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How to use Twitter to build your email list

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Are you intimidated by Twitter? Do you scroll and consume 24-7? Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Twitter can be invaluable for building an audience and boosting visibility. If you’re strategic and intentional, Twitter can help you reach massive creator milestones. In this episode, Alyssa and Melissa discuss actionable steps to growing a following on Twitter and expanding your email list. Don’t…

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