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Doug & Friends Podcast: How to Become a Niche Expert with Chad White

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I was pleased to join Doug Dennison, CEO at MailNinja and owner of Chimp Essentials, on his new podcast to talk about how to become a niche expert. On the show, I share my own personal journey, during which I’ve written three books and more than 3,000 posts and articles about email marketing and was named the Email Experience Council’s 2018 Email Marketer Thought Leader…

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Email Evolution Conference Keynote: The State of Email Marketing

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We’re experiencing a myriad of crises all at once—ranging from the pandemic health crisis to social unrest and insurrection to financial crises. These have led to profound changes in consumers’ buying habits and housing choices, and an acceleration of ecommerce, digital entertainment, and work from home trends. With COVID-19 still spreading quickly in some parts of the world, it’s clear that the pandemic and its…

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The Last Word on April 2021

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A roundup of email marketing articles, posts, and tweets you might have missed last month… Must-read articles, posts & reports Consumer Email Tracker: Deep-Dive Insights from the Email Council (DMA UK) Cookie Anxiety: Why Brands Are Sweating And What They Can Do About It (MediaPost) 21 Email Marketing Thought Leaders: Our Top Picks (Email on Acid) Insightful & entertaining tweets When 1m people read your…

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13 Inclusive Design Changes to Increase Your 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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Subscriber Needs Your Preference Center Should Address

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Despite having lots of tools to optimize contact frequencies based on changing subscriber behaviors, the reliance of most companies on last-click attribution strategies and a focus on short-term campaign-centric goals has created a strong bias toward ever-increasing frequencies across all channels. Inevitably, this will leave many of your customers feeling overmessaged and overwhelmed. The clearest measure of this frustration can be seen in your active…

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4 Ways to Maximize Double Opt-In Email Confirmations

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A double opt-in confirmation process is a valuable tool for protecting your sender reputation and email deliverability, especially when used for offline sign-ups, open sign-up forms, highly incentivized sign-ups, co-registrations, and other instances that tend to generate high bounce and complaint rates. However, many brands hesitate to use it because they feel requiring people to confirm their subscription by clicking a link in their sign-up…

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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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The Last Word on March 2021

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A roundup of email marketing articles, posts, and tweets you might have missed last month… Must-read articles, posts & reports Is Your C-Suite Equipped to Lead a Digital Transformation? (Harvard Business Review) What Do Website Visitors Want? It’s Not What B2B Brands Are Giving Them (Orbit Media Studios) Introducing the Dark Storefront: A New Way Of Shopping Online (Independent Retailer) Insightful & entertaining tweets This…

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Things People Say That Show They Don’t Understand Email Marketing

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Email marketing is a complex channel that routinely isn’t appreciated by outsiders—and particularly by executives. That became all the more clear when I recently fired off this tweet: Things people say that make me think they don’t really understand #emailmarketing: “Sending an email is easy.” “Email marketing is cheap.” “There are no rules.” “Email hasn’t changed in 20 years.” #EmailGeeks, what are your verbal red…

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On-Demand Webinar: The Biggest Shifts in Email Marketing Trends for 2021

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The extraordinary events of the past year heavily influenced email marketing investments last year and are shaping the trends that will dominate 2021. We can see those shifts in the results of our second annual Email Marketing Trends Survey, where we surveyed Oracle Marketing Consulting’s more than 500 digital marketing experts. We asked them to rate 26 email marketing tactics and technologies, both in terms…

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Automated Campaign 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 automated campaign ideas. Whether sent via email, SMS, push, or other…

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

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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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The Last Word on February 2021

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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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Email Marketing Trends for 2021: Proven Essentials

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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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Email Marketing Trends for 2021: Competitive Differentiators

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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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Email Marketing Trends for 2021: Unproven Opportunities

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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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Anatomy of an Email: Envelope & Body Content

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To sketch an accurate depiction of a person takes a good understanding of human anatomy. Similarly, the art of email marketing requires understanding the anatomy of an email. This anatomy is broken up into two major content groups: The envelope content, which is the part of an email that’s visible in the inbox before it’s opened The body content, which is the part of an…

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The Last Word on January 2021

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A roundup of email marketing articles, posts, and tweets you might have missed last month… Must-read articles, posts & reports Email Design Trends for 2021 (Really Good Emails) The State of Email Newsletters: 2021 and Beyond (What If) Microsoft Is Building a New Outlook App for Windows and Mac Powered by the Web (Windows Central) 88% of Marketers Say Collecting First-Party Data Is a 2021…

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On-Demand Webinar: Modular Email Architecture

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Classic email templates are becoming obsolete. They are difficult to maintain, don’t offer enough flexibility, make personalization cumbersome, and take too much time to turn into a final email campaign that’s ready to send. Because of all of those weaknesses, more companies are migrating to modular email architecture and reaping significant improvements. In this 49-minute on-demand webinar, Jason Witt and Nick Cantu from Oracle Marketing…

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Sendinblue: 15 Experts Predict the Future of Email

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From technological advances to the impact of Covid-19, the future of email marketing will bring both opportunities and challenges. To make sure you’re prepared, Sendinblue asked me and 14 other email marketing experts which trends we think will have the biggest impact this year. My advice centers on the fact that changing consumer behaviors, as well as civil unrest and political sensitivities, drove brands to…

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