Tag Archives: Seasonality

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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Holiday Marketing Quarterly: Third 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 third quarter is focused on the final prep for the…

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Holiday Marketing Quarterly: Second 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. Our second quarter checklist is focused on finishing your review of…

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2020 Email Marketing Holiday Season in Review

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The 2020 holiday season was chaotic and irregular because of the pandemic, a contentious election, and consumers’ financial challenges. Email marketers struggled with those issues, which led to mixed performance results, although email marketing still delivered a high return on investment. Overall, email volume was up 9% year-over-year during the fourth quarter holiday period, according to data from Oracle Marketing Consulting based on a panel…

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Holiday Marketing Quarterly: First 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. Our first quarter guide contains a 27-point checklist and is focused…

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Cyber Monday Email Marketing Activity & Sales Continue Weakening Trend

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With consumers struggling financially and retailers having succeeded in pulling holiday sales into early November and even October, the downward trend in sales and email marketing activity during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend continued on Cyber Monday. Oracle Marketing Consulting predicted a 10% increase in email volume on Cyber Monday during their Choosing the Best Days to Send Email Campaigns This Holiday Season webinar in August.…

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Early Holiday Promotions Cannibalize Email Marketing and Sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

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Concerned about the effects of new pandemic-related restrictions on their operations and consumer optimism, retailers launched their “Black Friday” email promotions early—and the impact of that decision could plainly be seen in Thanksgiving and Black Friday email volume and retail sales. Oracle CX Marketing Consulting predicted a 10% increase in email volume on Thanksgiving and a 3% increase on Black Friday during their Choosing the…

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On the Fly: Get a Jump Start on Your Holiday Campaigns

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On the Fly is our video series with small bites of marketing and customer experience advice and training from experts, given to you during the current disruption. In this episode of On the Fly, I discuss how this holiday season will look very different from what we’re used to. I point out what parts of the holiday season have the most risk, and what brands…

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Seasonal Adjustment to Make to Your Automated Campaigns to Stay Relevant

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“Automated campaigns—whether sent via email, SMS, or mobile push—perform so well that they’re often overlooked as not needing attention,” says Jennifer Lancaster Dana, Vice President, Oracle CX Marketing Consulting. “However, it’s because of their high engagement and conversion rates that we should be constantly giving automated campaigns extra attention and trying to make them even better. This is especially true during the holiday season.” With…

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Holiday Marketing Quarterly: Fourth Quarter 2020 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 CX Marketing Consulting’s more than 500 digital marketing experts. Our fourth quarter guide contains a 21-point checklist that helps…

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ZeroBounce: Focus on Managing Subscribers, Not Campaigns

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I recently joined Corina Leslie for an interview on the ZeroBounce Blog. We talked about everything from how to learn more about email marketing to the biggest mistakes email marketers make to what to keep in mind this holiday season. For instance, Corina asked… How did you get into email marketing? How did you learn so much about email? What or who do you credit…

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Litmus’s Delivering Podcast: Seeing Into the Future With Oracle’s Chad S. White

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After a sobering spring, the 2020 holiday season is looking like it may be one of the riskiest and challenging in decades. That’s the focus of episode #28 of the Delivering podcast, where Litmus’s Jason Rodriguez and I talk about: The most beneficial lesson to come out of 2020 The pressures on email programs to be lean and efficient The long list of major challenges…

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Webbula: Roundup for Email Marketing Holiday Tips

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The holiday season is just around the corner, so Webbula invited me and 10 other digital marketing experts to share their tips for how to prepare for what will surely be an unusually risk-filled holiday season. My advice focuses on three areas: How the shape of the holiday season is likely to be very different this year, with retailers shifting email campaign volume earlier in…

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On-Demand Webinar: Keep Optimizing Email Marketing Webinar

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As a follow-up to my appearance on the Keep Optimizing Podcast, I join host Chloe Thomas and her podcast’s other email marketing expert guests to talk about a wide range of email marketing issues, including: How can marketers best prepare themselves for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the rest of the holiday season? What do watch out for when running sweepstakes to grow your email…

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On-Demand Webinar: Choosing the Best Days to Send Email Campaigns This Holiday Season

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This holiday season has the potential to be one of the most turbulent and high stakes in decades. Potential risks include ongoing coronavirus restrictions, a further pullback in consumer spending, disruptions to supply chains and delivery, staffing shortfalls, and more social and political unrest. Preparation and planning are key to overcoming these challenges and protecting your revenue goals. Choosing the right email campaign days this…

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Planning for a Hard-to-Plan-for 2020 Holiday Season

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Most major B2C brands and retailers will start planning for the 2020 holiday season soon, if they haven’t started already. Under normal circumstances, it’s challenging to accurately forecast, diligently plan, and effectively execute your holiday marketing campaigns. This year, with expectations of a second wave of coronavirus outbreaks and restrictions, most countries around the world slipping into recession, and global supply chains disrupted, it will…

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Holiday Marketing Quarterly: Third Quarter 2020 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 CX Marketing Consulting’s more than 500 digital marketing experts. The third quarter is focused on the final prep for the…

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Prepare for the Holiday Season by Experimenting & Testing Now

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The holiday season is a dangerous time to try to innovate. More than any other time of the year, it’s the most expensive time to have a failure. On the other hand, the second and third quarters are a great time to experiment with different tactics and strategies in a much lower-stakes environment. This is why Experimentation & Testing and is one of our six…

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Holiday Marketing Quarterly: Second Quarter 2020 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 CX Marketing Consulting’s more than 500 digital marketing experts. Our second quarter guide contains a 19-point checklist and is…

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When Good Enough Shouldn’t Be: The Best Email Frequency

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How often should I email my subscribers? Oracle CX Marketing Consulting’s Head of Strategic Services, Clint Kaiser, says that without a doubt that’s one of the top 5 most frequently asked questions my clients have asked him over the years. First, it’s important to start with the customer, he says. This rocks some worlds but…the customer may not want as many emails as you are…

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