Smart Insights: Email Marketing Trends 2018

In 2018, email marketing is one the most effective techniques for digital marketers, so keeping up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry is super important. Given the ongoing importance of email marketing for customer acquisition and retention in most organizations, understanding and testing the latest email options and techniques is essential…

20 Things Successful Email Marketing Programs Do

20 Things Successful Email Marketing Programs Do

While it’s difficult to fail at email marketing, success can be elusive. Shifting consumer behaviors and expectations, new technologies, improving cross-channel integration, changing anti-spam and privacy laws, evolving inbox provider capabilities—all can make getting ahead a huge challenge. Less than 10% of marketers say their email programs are very successful, according to…

Sleeknote’s E-Commerce Boost Podcast: The Hierarchy of Subscriber Needs

I’m honored to be among the first guests on Sleeknote’s new podcast, E-Commerce Boost. In my episode, I spoke with Sleeknote’s Julie Fjeldgaard about the Hierarchy of Subscriber Needs. I explain why creating respectful, functional, valuable, and remarkable email experiences is critical to email marketing success. In addition to the Hierarchy of…

Smart Insights: Email Marketing Trends in 2018

2018 is fast approaching, so Smart Insights’ breakdown of six emerging email and marketing automation trends is timely. Their top email marketing trends in 2018—which were informed by contributions from experts, including myself—covered: GDPR, which Tim Watson of Zettasphere said would be “very disruptive if not terminal for email 3rd party data…

Webinar Recording + Q&A: The Root Cause of Poor Email Deliverability

Being blocked and blacklisted should be far less common than they are today, when 34% of marketers have been blocked and nearly 15% have been blacklisted in the past 12 months, according to Litmus’ 2017 State of Email Deliverability report. After examining the subscriber acquisition, permission, inactivity management, and other practices of…

Email Design Podcast #78: The 2017 State of Email Deliverability

In this episode of The Email Design Podcast, I talk with host Kevin Mandeville about the findings of our 2017 State of Email Deliverability ebook, which is the latest in our State of Email Survey research series. The report addresses the email marketing behaviors that improve and harm deliverability. During this 48-minute…

Burnt Hand Deliverability Practices

Brands tend not to spend much time thinking about their deliverability until it’s on fire and many or all of their emails are being blocked. Faced with huge losses of revenue and engagement, brands then rush to try to do the right things to get back in the good graces of inbox…

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…

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