Email Marketing

Now that we’ve made it to the make-it-or-break-it fourth quarter, advice is flowing fast and furiously about 2020 holiday planning. I wrote some of that advice, too, like my September column “Predictions for holiday 2020 v. 400.0? Be ready for anything” about managing holiday campaigns when you don’t know what’s going to happen next.  But
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The continued dominance of email as a marketing channel is elevated further in a time when people are paying more attention to their inbox in real-time than ever before. But that doesn’t mean marketers don’t need to keep abreast of new technologies and tactics. Among the possibilities for today’s email campaigns is modifying content at
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On Wednesday, September 16 at 1pm EDT, MarTech Today’s, Editorial Director and host of MarTech Live, Kim Davis, will be talking with marketing leaders about email marketing, from the technology that powers it to the challenges of integrating email across other marketing channels. Kim’s guests will include: Michael Barber, Founder, Barber & Hewitt April Mullen, Director
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The rapid onset of Covid-19 forced many businesses to quickly halt or adapt their existing email marketing strategy. Content needed to be evaluated for appropriateness, execution and segmentation strategies reconsidered for a disrupted market. For many, the fast-fix was a letter from leadership discussing how their company specifically would manage the challenges of the pandemic. 
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I’m worried. I see the news every day, covering what’s happening in New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., in my adopted hometown of Dallas and across the country I see stories about relatively healthy people who have died from the coronavirus. And that’s what worries me almost to the point of being scared. Now, read my
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While auditing a client’s email program recently, I noticed that the company had not updated its abandoned-cart program for a few years. In digital marketing timelines, that’s like leaving it alone for light-years. Among other problems, I found that the message template no longer resonated with the brand and missed some obvious optimizations. It’s regrettable
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While a spate of recent acquisitions in the email martech sector indicates a growing demand for these technologies and services, the consolidation of different toolsets suggests vendors are starting to understand that email marketers need far more from their technology. Last week, customer data solutions provider Validity announced plans to buy email marketing analytics and
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Valimail has announced the general availability of its DMARC monitoring solution to domain owners — for free. Valimail DMARC Monitor is a cloud-based tool that provides visibility into email sending activities from the domain, allowing domain owners (brands) to monitor for unusual activity — and protecting brands’ IP reputations as inbox providers indicate to recipients
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The proliferation of digital channels and devices has made it more difficult for B2B marketers to accurately target prospects with the right messages, on the right devices, at the right times. Prospects are managing more of the buying process themselves, creating decision short lists by researching brand websites and social channels without ever speaking to
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Marketing automation platforms form the backbone of marketing operations, increasingly serving as sophisticated marketing orchestration platforms. A range of platforms is available to marketers depending on their firm’s size, budget and level of digital marketing sophistication. The more basic functions of marketing automation have become somewhat commoditized, so platform vendors mostly look to differentiate their
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Transactional and triggered emails (e.g., ‘welcome emails’) are on the rise, but senders are not investing enough in the technology behind them to maintain consistent deliverability, engagement and quality, according to findings from SparkPost’s 2020 Benchmark Report. Transactional emails are a critical element of the customer experience. Whether it’s a confirmation email with a receipt,
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