Email trends & innovations we should talk about

Email trends & innovations we should talk about

There were great minds, quality content, and inspiring discussions at the Email Innovations Summit in Las Vegas (May 17–19, 2016). Big kudos to Bill McCloskey and the Only Influencers community for creating a new space where trends, challenges, and opportunities in the email marketing world can openly be discussed.

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LiveIntentional Weekly: Why Forrester Thinks Social Buy Now Buttons May Be the ‘New Coke’ of Mobile Commerce

LiveIntentional Weekly: Why Forrester Thinks Social Buy Now Buttons
May Be the ‘New Coke’ of Mobile Commerce

Social “Buy Now” buttons were supposed to be a game-changer, eliminating the friction from purchasing on mobile and providing retailers a way to tap into a mobile-first audience that’s expanding exponentially.

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LiveIntentional Weekly: Understanding the FTC's Native Advertising Guidelines

LiveIntentional Weekly: Understanding the FTC's Native Advertising
Guidelines

The FTC's Native Advertising guidelines are here, and according to a new report from Mediaradar, if the Federal Trade Commission decided to audit publishers' native ads today, around 70% of websites wouldn't be compliant.

That's why this week, Only Influencer's partner LiveIntent is explaining how to make sure your Native Ads aren't Naughty by Nature. You down with the FTC? Yeah, you know me.

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Measuring Success

Measuring Success

I love when a marketer asks, "how should we measure this?"

Sometimes we get so caught up in opens, clicks, visitors, impressions, and all the other easy-to-get metrics that we forget what we wanted to accomplish in the first place. This is why it is so important to set up a formal approach to measurement before your marketing campaign launches. Yet a lot of marketers don't know where to start.

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The Biggest Bang for your Email Marketing Buck: 5 Critical Areas to Invest In

The Biggest Bang for your Email Marketing Buck: 5 Critical Areas to Invest In

With endless approaches christened “best practices” and infinite blog posts on the latest email optimization tactics, it can be difficult to determine where it’s worth investing your email marketing money and manpower.

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Understanding the technical: Authentication

Understanding the technical: Authentication

How many times have you faced a technical challenge only to solve it by following someone’s tutorial? I’m sure many of us have done it. I know I have.

That’s all well and good when you’re trying to figure out how to do something personal. But how do you know if the instructions are right? I’ll tell you a secret, not all of them are correct and others are mostly correct but have some suggestions that can cause problems.

Understanding technology means not having to blindly follow technical recommendations without really understanding everything you’re doing. You can actively decide what you’re doing and make the most appropriate decisions for your marketing and your business.

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New OI Survey: OI Survey: How Do You Generate and Deploy Ideas?

Survey Created by Loren McDonald.

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OI Survey Results: How Often Do you Hit the Send Button?

Survey Results

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LiveIntentional Weekly: Retargeting 2.0

LiveIntentional Weekly: Retargeting 2.0

Retargeting has been historically thought of as a lower sales funnel, direct response tactic. But there are some problems with cookies, the pieces of code used to identify and retarget customers, that have lead to a rethinking of retargeting strategies.

This week, Only Influencer¹s partner LiveIntent is looking at how brands are changing the way they think about retargeting ads and how those ads are changing the ways customers think about themselves

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Email – The New Catalog Killer?

Email – The New Catalog Killer?

Recently, L Brands – parent of Victoria’s Secret and home to the famous (and some would say infamous) Victoria’s Secret catalog – announced a strategic change “evolving how the business connects with customers through more focus on loyalty programs and brand-building engagement rather than traditional catalogues and offers.”

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LiveIntentional Weekly: The Ugly Duckling of Digital

LiveIntentional Weekly: The Ugly Duckling of Digital

Mark Ash, managing director at Teradata Interactive International, recently told MediaPost’s Sean Hargrave that we’ve seen the end of the days of email being seen as the “ugly duckling” in digital marketing and that, “Email is now the linchpin to our clients as they look to identify people moving from digital marketing’s cookie to in-store purchasing.”

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Email isn’t dead, but your strategy might be

Email isn’t dead, but your strategy might be

First things first, I can’t stand the “email is dead” myth. It’s something circulated by traditional media, who love calling things dead to put us off the scent of their own problems. However, as an industry, our response has been weak.

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Survey Results: Do you use Links and how do you style them?

OI Survey Results: Do you use links in email copy and how do you style them.

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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 Mindset of...
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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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