My First Foray into ChatGPT for Data and Analytics

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Recently, the OI Metrics committee hosted a webinar on Using ChatGPT for Email Data Analysis. I must admit I was skeptical of it when we started. So far, my exposure had been subject line tools that used ChatGPT, which I consistently beat for one of my clients. I also thought that...

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Unveiling the Power of Customer Data: Enhancing the Customer Experience

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In today's digital age, as we all know, email marketing has become an essential tool for businesses to connect with their customers and drive sales.  Companies continually striving to build lasting relationships with their customers have made understanding and utilizing customer data paramount. Customer data encompasses a wealth of valuable information...

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The Art of Gathering Data, Incrementally and Responsibly, for an Enjoyable Customer Journey Experience  

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In today's data-driven world, businesses rely heavily on customer data to gain insights and make informed decisions. However, collecting customer data should not be a one-time event, it must be an ongoing process that evolves with the customer journey. Whether a company is managing the data directly or utilizing a data...

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Key considerations for getting data from your apps into your ESP

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Data is fantastic for the insights it can provide for improving your program, increasing personalization, and increasing revenue. Despite the benefits, the challenges around collecting and organizing the data often holds marketers back. A 2020 survey held by Evergage (now Salesforce), showed that lack of personnel, lack of knowledge/skill and access...

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Four steps to get data into your ESP so you can send better email

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As third-party cookies are scheduled to disappear, it is becoming more important to collect zero-party and first-party data to improve automation and personalization in your campaigns. Your ESP can be the best place to gather this first-hand data, as I explained in an earlier OI post (Zero/First Party Data and your...

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Rube Goldberg's CSV

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At some invisible horizon-line future moment, marketing systems and practices of today will look as quaint, convoluted, and fragile as the mechanical systems immortalized by Rube Goldberg do to us. Goldberg’s whimsical machines — and more than a few real-world machines — amuse because they expend so much design and effort...

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Martech and Adtech – Who’s the Daddy?

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I consider genetic sequencing one of the great scientific achievements during my lifetime. Genetic sequencing has helped us better understand ourselves as biological creatures. It has explained many aspects of who we are, why we look like we do, why we behave like we do and what makes each of us...

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Kickstart your email marketing strategy in 2022 and increase your engagement

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The abundance of specific jobs available and lack of enough email marketing talent to fulfil them at the moment, is testament to the revelation within businesses since COVID; email marketing is no longer the workhorse plugging away in the background – it is the core, the beating heart, of any good...

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Data insight is not the whole puzzle. It’s only one piece

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Editor's Note: Nick will be leading a discussion on this article at a special, open-to-all OI Live Zoom Call on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM ET. Register here.   Great marketing, that blend of art and science, is as much about knowing your customers emotional needs and...

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The importance of data on your results

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So…. Data! Do you love it or hate it?! For me, data is the absolute power source of all you want to implement in your email marketing (and multi-channel marketing) strategies. Without data you can’t identify who you’re talking to, in order to better target your copy and offers; you can’t...

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