Report: 2017 State of Email Deliverability

Email marketers can be successful in spite of deliverability problems, but why take the hard path? Make your life easier by avoiding the behaviors that lead to trouble in the first place. After surveying more than 3,500 marketers, we’ve identified the practices that clearly lower email marketers’ risks of being blocked or…

The 5 Most Problematic Subscriber Acquisition Sources

Brands can attract new subscriber through a variety of sources that range from closely aligned with their operations to completely unassociated. Some of these subscriber acquisition sources are inherently much riskier and therefore less valuable than others. In our 2017 State of Email Survey, we asked marketers about their use of 20…

The Marketing Book Podcast: “Email Marketing Rules” by Chad S. White

I had the honor of being the very first email marketing book author on The Marketing Book Podcast, which is hosted by Douglas Burdett. During episode #130, Douglas and I talk about: How email marketing is de-siloing and being integrated with other channels and business functions How email is granted media, not…

Webinar Recording + Q&A: 2017 State of Email Report

Email is a constantly changing landscape of email clients, support, and marketing trends. The email client ecosystem continues to be fragmented and dynamic, and email clients can drop and add support for critical email elements without warning. Combine that with the fact that consumers’ definition of spam is changing, and it’s pretty…

What Is the Biggest Email Marketing Myth?

Doing email marketing right is challenging in the best of circumstances. But it’s made more difficult by all of the outdated and just plain wrong advice out there that leads marketers astray. To put you on the right course, we’re busting 25 email marketing myths—many of which you’ve probably heard repeated so…

Marketing Cloudcast: It’s 2017. Are You Still Making These Email Marketing Mistakes?

I was fortunate to be asked back to be a guest again on Salesforce’s Marketing Cloudcast, which is hosted by Heike Young and Joel Book. During the 34-minute episode, we discussed the upcoming 3rd edition of my book, Email Marketing Rules, and what has changed over the years and is on the…

Webinar: ‘Adapting to Consumers’ New Definition of Spam’ at MarketingProfs Email Marketing Virtual Conference

Join Kath Pay, Kevin Linden, and me at MarketingProfs Email Marketing Virtual Conference on May 12. I’ll be discussing now email marketers can adjust to consumers’ new definition of spam. During my session, you will hear findings from the Adapting to Consumers’ New Definition of Spam report, which is based on a…

5 Reasons List-Unsubscribe Concerns Are Overblown

Apple’s iOS 10 Mail added support for list-unsubscribe, but the large “easy unsubscribe” banners that appear in marketers emails appear to be driving up opt-outs. Here are 5 reasons why marketers shouldn’t panic… Unsubscribes are not inherently bad, since they don’t harm deliverability and may not harm revenue. Brands have made it…

Webinar Recording + Q&A: Adapting to Consumers’ New Spam Definition

Marketers must shift their email strategies to match consumers’ shifting spam definition. Litmus worked with Fluent to survey 1,300+ American adults to determine what causes them to report emails as spam and to unsubscribe. Jordan Cohen, Chief Marketing Officer at Fluent, and I teamed up to discuss these findings and what they…

Millennials Driven to Opt-out and Report Spam Largely by Same Factors as Everyone Else

Our Adapting to Consumers’ New Definition of Spam research, which surveyed more than 1,300 American adults, found that millennials were the same as older generations in many ways when it came to their email behavior. However, there were some differences. Here are the five biggest differences that we could find from our…

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