Tag Archives: Email Strategy

How Should Your Messaging Change in Response to COVID-19?

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Please consider the following when discussing COVID-19 messages: “Learn to respond, not react” – Tara Brach. I’ll get right to it. Please consider if your company should send a message about COVID-19 at all. Is your message news or noise? Everyone is aware of the situation, but as Gartner nicely points out, brands must consider how your message will impact an inbox that is already…

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Evolve Your Business with Incremental Marketing

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Imagine building your marketing efforts as if you’re climbing a mountain. This is how many marketing departments feel when starting from scratch. What businesses don’t think about are the plateaus that come with these growing pains. These mountains should be a reminder to take a break and look back, report, and analyze the results–rather than plowing full force ahead. Incremental Marketing is a way to…

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Better Target Your Customers Using Behaviour-Based Insights

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Understanding human behaviour and what drives consumers to engage with a brand is a goal all marketers share. However, according to a 2016 survey conducted by Econsultancy, while 76% of marketers were implementing basic segmentation, only 15% of marketers were using behavioural targeting. (This data is based on web activity.) This suggests that the majority of marketers have a ways to go before they are…

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Segmenting Subscribers to Drive Increased Email Response

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again–personalized marketing is the center of inbound marketing. The same goes for email. If you include all your subscribers in one list, you’re assuming they are all the same person (same interests, same title, same industry, same hair color, etc.). People want to feel unique in today’s digital world. Personalizing and segmenting your email subscriber lists will…

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Email open rates are actually up to three times lower than reported.

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Open rates are a key engagement signal for marketers. I mean, the name says it all—it’s the rate at which your recipients are opening the email you send them. Who wouldn’t be invested in understanding how many emails are opened? For all intents and purposes, it’s an indicator of a great subject line, or a […]

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Email on Tap Episode 17, with Dan Rosenthal, Senior Director of Contact Strategy, Lands’ End

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How is one of the most recognizable retail brands handling their email strategy? Anthony Chiulli sat down with Dan Rosenthal, senior director of contact strategy at Lands’ End, to better understand how email marketing fits into their success. Dan’s a unique perspective to have, as he doesn’t simply sell via email. He’s focused on the […]

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Ready, Set, Test!

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Add A/B Tests To Your Deployments As marketers, we can often find ourselves falling into the same old routine of deploying similar messages to the same audience. However, we know that this routine can lead to fatigue in your email list and can lead to declining metrics. One way to keep your messaging campaigns fresh and engaging is to continuously conduct A/B tests. There are…

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The Year in Email 2019

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It’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of yet another exciting year in email, and 2019 proved to be one of the most momentous and active years to date. Over the past year, the number of new technologies, mergers and acquisitions, mailbox provider (MBP) announcements, news, and highlights is evidence of the versatility […]

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The sun really should set on some email addresses.

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The sun never sets on the 250ok empire, but it’s a good idea to actually let the sun set on some email addresses on your mailing lists. In fact, it’s even called “sunsetting,” and it’s a best practice you need to embrace. In the simplest terms, a sunsetting policy refers to the practice of having […] The post The sun really should set on some…

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How do I seed test my triggered email?

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Transactional or otherwise triggered email messages are likely some of the most important messages your organization sends to your clients or users. The definition of “triggered email” can vary, but for the purpose of this article, I’m going to refer to any type of message sent outside of a large-scale, “batch-and-blast” deployment, as triggered mail. […]

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Ask LB: When should I be seed testing?

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Hey LB, Now that I’ve got access to a seedlist testing tool, when should I actually test my seedlist? Is it best to test before, after, or during sending? What are your tips for getting the most out of seedlist testing? Uncertainly yours, Dr. When Hi Dr. When, This is a great question, and the […]

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Top Ten Tips to Improve Your Email Deliverability

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You’ve written, designed, coded, and sent your email. Job is complete; no worries, right? What if your email then lands in your subscribers’ spam folders? All that work beforehand isn’t going to matter much now. Managing and deploying an email to a list of any size can be stressful, and sometimes you just want to hit send after looking at it for so long. However,…

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