Email Design & Body Content

The Definitive Guide to Adapting to Mail Privacy Protection

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Prior to the launch of Mail Privacy Protection (MPP) by Apple in the fall of 2021, marketers could easily see the engagement of their subscribers and reliably manage their email deliverability by following best practices established over the course of more than a decade. However, MPP has blurred marketers’ visibility into engagement and is causing all of those deliverability best practices to be rewritten to

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Inboxing Podcast: Special Guest Chad White

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I join host Hillel Berg for the second season of the Inboxing Podcast. During the hour-long conversation, we talk about: Mobile-friendliness Inclusive design and email accessibility Email marketing’s unique advantages The need to continue desiloing the email marketing channel List building Why I wrote “Email Marketing Rules” My top 5 email marketing tips for 2022 And much more

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The Biggest Shifts in Email Marketing Trends for 2022

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The turbulence of the past two years has heavily influenced recent email marketing priorities and is shaping the trends that will dominate 2022. We can see those shifts in the results of our third-annual Email Marketing Trends Survey, where we surveyed Oracle Marketing Consulting’s more than 500 digital marketing experts about the adoption and impact of 26 email marketing tactics and technologies. For a detailed…

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Email Marketing Trends for 2022: Proven Essentials

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Email marketing is constantly evolving, so it can be difficult to know where to invest your time and energy from year to year. It’s extra challenging in turbulent times like these, when consumer behaviors and business goals are shifting rapidly. 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…

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Email Marketing Trends for 2022: Competitive Differentiators

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Email marketing is constantly evolving, so it can be difficult to know where to invest your time and energy from year to year. It’s extra challenging in turbulent times like these, when consumer behaviors and business goals are shifting rapidly. 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…

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Email Marketing Trends for 2022: Unproven Opportunities

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Email marketing is constantly evolving, so it can be difficult to know where to invest your time and energy from year to year. It’s extra challenging in turbulent times like these, when consumer behaviors and business goals are shifting rapidly. 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…

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e-shot: Email Engagement Is on the Up, and 7 More Trends for 2022

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The pandemic has put an increased focus on email marketing as a way for consumers to stay in touch with their favorite brands. Engagement is up, but e-shot wonders what marketers should focus on in 2022 to keep growing their email marketing programs growing. Along with Kath Pay, Jordie van Rijn, Dela Quist, Jenna Tiffany, Dave Chaffey, and Dan Hare, I help illuminate 7 trends…

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Dyspatch: The Email Marketing Trends That’ll Dominate 2022

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It’s that time of year again: Prediction time. Since the future is always hazy, Dyspatch’s Liz Willits pulled together 12 experts to share their thoughts on the email marketing trends that will take off in 2022 and help marketers succeed. I was honored to be included, along with: Dave Gerhardt, Chief Brand Officer at Drift & Founder of DGMG Eddie Shleyner, Founder, VeryGoodCopy.com Andy Crestodina,…

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13 Inclusive Design Changes to Increase Your Digital Marketing Engagement

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), and other laws forced companies to make their stores, marketing campaigns, and other aspects of their business more accessible to people with disabilities. However, many brands began to realize that huge portions of their customer base benefit from such accommodations. The understanding that people with permanent, temporary, and situational challenges all…

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ZeroBounce: How to Make Your Holiday Emails Stand Out

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The holiday season can be overwhelming for email marketers. Most B2C marketers create and send considerably more campaigns and they’re full of worries. In addition to fearing that their increased email volumes will trigger spam filters, they worry about whether their emails will stand out in crowded holiday inboxes. To gather the best advice on creating standout holiday campaigns, ZeroBounce spoke with me and 11…

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5 Best Practices to Make Your Customer Experiences Truly Mobile-Friendly

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Nearly every site is now responsive, and most emails are, too. But just because a brand is using responsive design doesn’t mean that they’re providing a mobile-friendly experience. Responsive design functionality doesn’t take the place of mobile-friendly design principles. Brands need to use them both. Here are some easy-to-implement mobile-friendly best practices that companies should be following for their websites, emails, and other mobile content:…

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10 Common Email Marketing Mistakes that Are Easy to Fix

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Email marketing is complicated. Deliverability is governed by numerous factors and subfactors. The potential for email rendering problems is mind-bogglingly large. And email technology and tactical issues continue to evolve. However, not everything in email is complex. Some aspects are quite simple—and yet some companies still regularly struggle with them. In most cases, they’re probably just unaware of the problem or just how easy the…

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Alchemy Worx: 2021 Consumer Survey on Shopping Sentiment & Email Behavior

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Alchemy Worx’ latest consumer survey delivers timely insights about consumer purchasing intent this holiday season and the factors that are impacting those purchasing decisions. Those factors include the email and web experiences created by brands, as well as issues like sustainability and inclusivity. In addition to lots of great data, the report includes insights drawn from the findings from Dela Quist, Ada Barlatt, Komal Helyer,…

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The Fold in the Inbox: Hard Line, Soft Line, or Imaginary Line?

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Similar to how you can’t see the content below the fold of a newspaper without opening it, the email fold is that point on a screen where a subscriber can’t see any more content without scrolling. There’s been a long-simmering debate in the industry about how important this line is to email design. Let’s break down the arguments…

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Apple’s MPP May Drive Email Design Changes that Actually Hurt Customer Engagement

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Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection will have a broad range of effects on email marketers, impacting email analytics, design, deliverability, personalization, and optimization efforts. Sadly, subscribers who enable MPP will receive less relevant emails and more emails than they would have otherwise gotten if marketers could better measure their engagement through opens. I also fear that Apple’s changes will cause marketers to change their messaging and…

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Dyspatch: Modular Email Design – A System Built for Speed and Scale

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Modular email design is on the rise. In this post by Terri Reid of Dyspatch, she talks about what modular email design is, what its benefits are, what it looks like in action, and much more. Here at Oracle Marketing Consulting, we’re big fans of modular email architecture, so I was happy to contribute some of our learnings. For instance, our clients who implement it…

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The Advantages of Gender-Neutral Messaging

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Gender-neutral marketing creates new possibilities for your customers, allowing them to view your products and services free of gender constraints. To put it plainly, gendered marketing reduces your addressable audience and alienates a growing number of consumers who prefer gender-neutral messaging, while gender-neutral marketing is more inclusive and more reflective of our changing society. This is especially true for Generation Z, which are 40% of…

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EEC: Apple’s Privacy Moves – Sky Falling or Time to Innovate?

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The Email Experience Council asked me and 11 other industry thought leaders to provide their initial reaction and take on Apple’s newest privacy change to limit email tracking and mask IP addresses on the Apple Mail app, and its potential implications on email marketing. For my part, I said: “Consumers have been consistent in wanting more privacy and more relevant emails—not fully appreciating that these…

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13 Ways Email Marketers Should Adapt to Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection

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Apple’s announcement on June 7 of new privacy protections, debuting this fall in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and watchOS 8, has generated mixed reactions. Some marketers fear the demise of email marketing, while others have dismissed the announcement as a non-event. We think the actual result will fall somewhere in the middle, but marketers should prepare for impact to analytics, deliverability, and email…

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Dyspatch: 9 Ways to Get More Email Survey Responses

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Email marketing is a great way to drive survey responses. I join other experts in talking with Liz Willits about ways to get more email survey responses. My advice centers on how to use interactivity to lower barriers and boost responses. I say: “AMP for Email and CSS-based interactivity make surveys easier for subscribers to complete. That’s because subscribers can immediately see the survey without…

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