Jennings: How Much Email Marketing Do You Really Need?

There’s the textbook ‘right’ way to structure an email marketing program, but you can often meet your initial business goals with much less: fewer email messages, reduced cost and not as much lead time. Here’s a case study in how to build your email marketing program in an agile fashion,...
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Shriner: How To Buy Email Marketing Technologies

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“Hey Paul...how do you buy email tech?” If I had a dollar for every time I heard it, I’d be retired. Now, this seems like a super simple question, but in reality, it has many layers. I have thought a lot about the right answer in the wake of the...
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Vendors, you just suck at Demos and Web Meetings!

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Sometimes the best way to share ideas is through dark humor, I expect this will hit a nerve with different people in different ways. Some might say, “OMG- YES”, some may say “WTH? - what are you talking about”, yet the reality is with all the vendor choices and aggressive...
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Kath Pay
Brilliant David!
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 16:10
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Ipost

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iPost is a modern data and omni-channel messaging platform built by marketers for marketers. We built a platform designed to solve the data, personalization and automation problems marketers have faced for well over a decade.  What sets iPost apart is how our technology and partner ecosystems help manage data, content,...
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Pay: New Research: Helpful, Personalised, Customer-Focused Emails Drive Higher Engagement

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Around this time last year, I asked you all to think differently about email marketing, to envision "marketing as helpful customer service, not a means to an end." In other words, to build your email marketing around creating a better customer experience – Customer Experience Email Marketing. CX Email Marketing...
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Tiffany: Integrating Email Marketing with Social Media

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This month, I am loving the latest piece of email marketing from the LA Galaxy soccer team. Utilising the uncompromisingly confident personality of Galaxy player Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Check it out:

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Arrendale: Why Deliverability Matters

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If a tree falls in the woods, did it actually make a sound? If your marketing emails don’t land in the Inbox, will anyone ever see it? Delivering the right message, to the right buyer, at the right time will help get your email opened and, hopefully, convert a prospect...
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Great overview of the deliverability landscape, Chris. There is one critical piece of the puzzle that needs more attention, that ... Read More
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 21:49
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Poll Results: What Would You Do To Lower Your Email Sending Cost?

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We’ve all watched CPMs for email drop dramatically over the last five years.  But it seems that no matter how low CPMs go, marketers keep pushing for lower pricing. If this keeps up, it won’t be too long before ESPs will have to pay marketers to send their emails in...
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Vernhout: The Pre-Holiday Email Warm-Up

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It’s hard to believe it’s already September and the holiday season is rapidly approaching. With all the changes we’ve seen in the mailbox provider (MBP) space and initiation of privacy legislation we’ve seen this year, this holiday season will bring new and unique challenges to your email program. Looking back...
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Hi Matt. This is very helpful advice. Traverse's Reactivation solution is the perfect way to safely reengage with dormant email ad... Read More
Thursday, 13 September 2018 16:10
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Frady: ESP Marketing Stacks - Dead, Dying or Vibrant?

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One of the interesting developments in Martech has been the emergence of the ESP-centric marketing stack. Companies start off as email service providers then – because they have PII – start to say things like “wouldn’t it be great if we got customers to put ALL of their touchpoint efforts under one roof…let’s start gobbling up companies!” Companies then spend a lot of effort developing PowerPoints and videos that show a multi-touch, multi-channel customer marketing effort with customers so happy that it’s a no-brainer to buy into the vision.

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BEE | An email editor your users will love

            Give your users an email editor they will love .   400+ Paying customers ~500,000 Monthly user sessions 20 Languages supported       A make-vs-buy "no brainer" BEE Plugin is an AngularJS web plugin, easily and quickly embeddable in your SaaS application. It's...
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Is your organization more ‘IWBITWC’ or ‘ASNS'? How to balance marketing and product teams to build long-term success.

Marketing and product are different but complimentary teams in any business. As an employee and now as a consultant, I’ve seen first-hand how the balance between them can help or hinder an organization. Read on to learn how to determine whether your company leans more toward marketing or product, and...
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Are Personalization and Dynamic Content Mistakes Costing You Sales?

  Research shows that marketers can see a 760% increase in revenue when they segment their email marketing campaigns. If you're not using advanced segmentation and dynamic content in your email marketing messages, then you're losing money and sales. It's that simple. Unfortunately, the process to use personalization and dynamic...
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Tiffany: Personalization in a post-GDPR world

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Marketers are reeling in a post-GDPR world. Use of our most vital tool – data – has been restricted. At the same time, 62% of consumers are demanding personalised experiences as standard. Something that’s impossible to produce without customer data. These two opposing pressures are making some marketers very worried. This doesn’t only affect the UK either, it affects every business. If you only have a single customer that is based in Europe, GDPR rules apply.

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Unboxing NeverBounce

NeverBounce is a Cleveland, OH based Email Verification company that began life as a digital marketing agency. 

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Phelan: Digital Marketing: It's Not Just About Email

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Having recently re-entered the job market (and thanks to Bill for the complimentary announcement here), I found myself looking back on the most recent phase of my career and realizing how much it has broadened my perspective on what mar-tech and ad-tech mean. You might know me as the pretty...
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Mike Hillyer

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Mike has over twelve years of experience in designing, deploying, and supporting some of the largest email sending environments in the world for many of the largest ESPs and brands out there. Specialties include platform audits, platform selection, installation, upgrades, and training in Message Systems and PowerMTA. Contact: mike@emailninjas.io ,...
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Case Study: How We Achieved a 1,200% Increase in Revenue for a Welcome Email

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Yes, you read that right. We’ve checked and rechecked the metrics a dozen times. With a technology swap and strategic changes to a client’s welcome email content, we achieved these outrageous results: a 1,196 percent increase in revenue per email delivered.

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Jenna Tiffany: The top 3 things to watch out for when using Marketing Automation

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Marketing automation is wonderful. It’s taken so much of the hard work away from marketing departments that it’s tempting to sit back, relax, and let the software run the show.

But let’s not forget that marketing automation isn’t there to replace human marketers. It’s there to enable them. The software can only work with what you give it, and it can only do what you tell it to. So it’s easy to make mistakes!

Here are three of the most common issues to watch out for when using marketing automation:

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Must Read: Even GDPR Can't Kill Email

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On rare occasions Only Influencers publishes an article so important to the future of email marketing and its stakeholders that we label it "Must Read". Todays rebuttal, written by Kath Pay and Tim Watson, of a recent CNBC article is one of those rare occasions.

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Andrew Kordek
Kath....amazing article and super helpful to everyone in the industry.
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 14:36
Kath Pay
Thanks Andrew! I really appreciate you letting me know.
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:34
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