UNBOXING: XO Group

UNBOXING: XO Group

This week we interview Sara Ezrin Larsen, XO Group’s Vice President of Product Marketing and long time Only Influencers member, about XO Group’s email marketing program:

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LiveIntentional Weekly: Google AMP, Facebook Instant Articles, and Guy Fieri

LiveIntentional Weekly: Google AMP, Facebook Instant Articles, and Guy Fieri

Google AMP, Facebook Instant Articles and Apple News are being adopted as ways to combat two of the biggest challenges facing publishers these days: Ad Blocking and Mobile.

But the things that makes these pages so fast – cached content, little to no JavaScript or third party tags – means losing some audience data, high-impact, high-CPM ad units, and, perhaps most importantly, that direct connection between publishers and their readers as a source.

This week, Only Influencers’ partner LiveIntent explains how to make the most of Google AMP, Facebook Instant Articles and Apple News by turning them into the Guy Fieri of publisher content.

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LiveIntentional Weekly: The Cross-Device Compendium

LiveIntentional Weekly: The Cross-Device Compendium

With Spring having fully sprung and consumers buzzing from device to device like bees from flower to flower, it’s important that marketers have an complete understanding of cross-device targeting solutions and mobile strategies available.

That’s why this week, Only Influencer’s partner LiveIntent is digging into the LiveIntentional archives to provide a cross-pollination of their best episodes on cross-device marketing.

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This Week in Email Marketing, 4/08/16

Every Friday the Only Influencers Members get's to pitch the membership on their latest tool, product , or service. This is the latest in Email Marketing for Friday April 8th, 2016: 

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The Best of Jeanne Jennings

The Best of Jeanne Jennings
We continue our series of featuring some of the speakers at the upcoming Email Innovations Summit. Jeanne Jennings will be participating in the "Hanging Out Your Shingle: The Good, Bad, Ugly (and Upside!) of Starting an Email Consultancy" panel. Here are some of her most popular OI blog articles. The...
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LiveIntentional Weekly: Email is On Fleek for Millennials

LiveIntentional Weekly: Email is On Fleek for Millennials

It has long been an accepted belief that Millennials are so busy Yik-Yaking, WhatAppings, Slacking, and Kiking, that when it comes to email, they literally can’t even. So, how is it possible that according to the 2016 Adestra Consumer Adoption & Usage Study, 77% of Millennials are using email in their everyday life? This week, Only Influencer’s partner LiveIntent is looking into why email is so on fleek for Millennials.

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Women email marketers earn just 83% men’s salaries, and this needs to change.

Women email marketers earn just 83% men’s salaries, and this needs to change.

It’s not news that, in most industries, females are paid less than men. But surely, in email marketing, where there is a higher proportion of women than in many other industries, this isn’t the case, right?

Sadly, it is the case, according to Only Influencers’ 2016 Salary Guide. And this needs to be addressed.

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Agile Email Testing

Agile Email Testing

“It depends; you should test that” has to be the most frequently used answer to any email marketing question.

And it’s not entirely unreasonable. What’s right for one for one brand isn’t for another.

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LiveIntentional Weekly: Who Killed Display?

LiveIntentional Weekly: Who Killed Display?

October 27th, 1994: Display ads make an appearance on this digital rag with the moniker Wired.com with a boffo a click-through rate of 44%.

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2016 Only Influencers Email Marketers Salary Guide

Are you making what you should? Download the 2016 Only Influencers Email Marketing Salary Guide.

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Email Innovations Week in Review: Week of March 18th

Below are some of jus the latest email innovations released last week: 

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LiveIntentional Weekly: Thanks, R@y

LiveIntentional Weekly: Thanks, R@y

Ray Tomlinson, the man that chose the @ symbol that turned electronic mail from a mass message board to an addressable identity, passed away last week at the age of 74. That’s why this week, Only Influencer’s partner LiveIntent is taking a moment to explore the impact of that @ symbol, all it makes possible, and say ‘Thanks.’

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Using Machine Learning in Email for 'Always On' Optimization

Using Machine Learning in Email for 'Always On' Optimization
"Machine learning" has moved out of science fiction and into real-life applications, like powering Tesla cars that run on autopilot and robots that can beat humans at the Japanese game of Go. For marketers, it gets them closer to their email nirvana: true 1:1 personalization on a mass scale. Machine...
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Great Easter Campaigns for Companies who don’t sell Chocolate!

Great Easter Campaigns for Companies who don’t sell Chocolate!

Selling chocolate eggs to the general public at Easter isn’t exactly selling ice to the Eskimos. However, for the businesses who don’t have this delicious advantage, there are other ways of creating effective and fun campaigns to leverage this annual marketing opportunity. Fresh Relevance has collected a few great examples of chocolate-free brands who’ve been creative with their marketing in the last few years.

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LiveIntentional Weekly: Marketers Shrug Off Facebook's Atlas

LiveIntentional Weekly: Marketers Shrug Off Facebook's Atlas

According to Ad Exchanger's Sarah Sluis, while marketers remain optimistic about Atlas's ability to live up to the hype, the honest review of its abilities thus far have been a resounding meh.

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LiveIntentional Weekly: The Politics of Email

LiveIntentional Weekly: The Politics of Email

Hillary. Bernie Trump. Rubio. For almost every Commander-in-Chief-in-Waiting, there is an ancient, unseen force powering their campaigns and driving their digital fundraising efforts: Email. But what makes email such a political tour de force?

This week, Only Influencer’s partner LiveIntent dives deep into why so many presidential candidates are stumping for email.

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Attribution Attribution Attribution: Calculating the effect of Email on other channels

Attribution Attribution Attribution: Calculating the effect of Email on other channels

Many companies struggle with measuring the impact of email on their organizations. As a result, it’s consistently undervalued as a tool in most marketers’ arsenals. As marketers, one of the most effective ways of showcasing the true benefits of a strategic email marketing campaign is to measure and understand the effects of an email, even when there was no open or click – what we call the halo effect.

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Segmentation Is Not the Answer

Segmentation Is Not the Answer

I’m starting to cringe every time I hear the phrase, “We could segment our audience based on that data”.

People hear that phrase and eyes light up and heads bob in agreement. In meetings with the CMO/SVP, the phrase is carefully proffered as a goal about to be fulfilled, and the CMO/SVP solemnly nods and pats everyone on the back for having done a good job.

What utterly useless, well-intentioned bunk.

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Email Innovations Week of Feb 1-5th

Here are last week's Email Innovations: 

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LiveIntentional Weekly: What’s CRM Retargeting?

LiveIntentional Weekly: What’s CRM Retargeting?

 

It’s a tale as old as time. You spend all this time crafting the perfect email campaign for that perfect customer segment, only to see a 17% open rate – meaning that 83% of your best customers are missing out on your best offers!

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