Uplers: 29 Experts on Email Trends to Watch for in 2021


After a rollercoaster 2020, companies are reevaluating their email marketing strategies for 2021. To aid those efforts, Uplers asked me and 28 other email marketing experts to discuss the trends that we see driving the industry forward this year. My prediction centered around the K-shaped recovery and how that’s translating into vastly different email marketing priorities for companies that have done well during the pandemic,…

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How to Avoid the Spamhaus Radar


For our latest State of Email Live, we were joined by Sridhar Chandran, our very own solutions architect, and Matthew Stith, industry liaison for Spamhaus.  First, let’s review some interesting email data from Sridhar. Inbox placement rates are rising. Average inbox placement rates were higher in February 2021 than in January 2021, increasing from 75% to 83%. When we dig a little deeper into inbox placement performance by industry, emails related…

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25+ direct-to-fan marketing tools for indie musicians


As a former singer myself, I know firsthand how easy it is to get absorbed into your music and put things like marketing on the backburner. “I’ll deal with it later”, you say… “I’m a musician, not a marketer.” But I’m here to tell you that music and marketing aren’t mutually exclusive—you can be good at both! And if you want a thriving career as…

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Data is Not a Dirty Word


Data is the oxygen that powers business today. It underlies everything we need to do to run a healthy business. As we all know, there are many challenges and success drivers in data strategy. We got some of our data thought leaders to join Tunc Bolluk for a discussion about the role of data across business, the importance of data quality in your CRM, and…

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The Last Word on February 2021


A roundup of email marketing articles, posts, and tweets you might have missed last month… Must-read articles, posts & reports 2021 State of the ESP RFP Survey Results and Conclusions (Only Influencers) How Popular is Dark Mode Usage for HTML Emails? (Email on Acid) If You’re Not Working to Upgrade Your Marketing Skills, Why Not? (Business2Community) Fun Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook Background Photos for Email…

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Trendline Interactive Acquires LeadMD to Form Buyer Experience Powerhouse


Two industry leaders join together to drive the next level of success for both B2C and B2B organizations. Austin, TX. (March 2, 2021) — LeadMD, the leading performance marketing consultancy in the U.S., and Trendline Interactive, a full-service marketing agency and consultancy, have today announced the merger of their business operations. Both companies provide a full […] The post Trendline Interactive Acquires LeadMD to Form Buyer…

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Email Marketing Trends for 2021: Proven Essentials


In the ever-changing world of email marketing, it can be difficult to know where to invest your time and energy. It’s extra challenging in turbulent times like these, when consumer behaviors and business goals are shifting. To help you prioritize your email marketing efforts this year, we surveyed Oracle Marketing Consulting’s more than 500 digital marketing experts, asking them to rate the current adoption of…

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Three ways thriving email marketing programs grow healthy email lists


At the core of any successful email marketing program lies a healthy database of subscribers. Therefore, marketers should make growing that database a central priority. However, list growth continues to be difficult for marketers. An Ascend2 survey reported that 34% of respondents found “increasing email list size” was a difficult objective to achieve. This was […] The post Three ways thriving email marketing programs grow…

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Trendline Interactive Acquires Data Insight Group to Expand its Advanced Analytics and Data Science Business


AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Trendline Interactive, a digital messaging consulting and professional services firm headquartered in Austin, Texas, today announced the acquisition of Canadian data and analytics company Data Insight Group (DiG). This further strengthens Trendline’s data science and analytics services in order to better help its customers understand their data and […] The post Trendline Interactive Acquires Data Insight Group to…

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How to Explain Email Sunsetting to Your Boss


Though it might seem counterintuitive to some, email sunsetting is the process of removing addresses without engagement for a specified length of time. Removing email addresses can be a hard pill to swallow for supervisors who may believe you need every address possible to increase ROI, but it’s essential. There are a few key things to highlight to your boss to help them understand why…

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