Smart Insights: 2020 Email Marketing Trends

Smart Insights - 2020 Email Marketing Trends

2020 is just around the corner. Which trends will drive email marketing in the coming year? That’s the question that Smart Insights sets out to answer in this blog post, which I contributed to. The post lays out five big 2020 email marketing trends: The growing impact of mobile Minimalism in email…

Holiday Marketing Predictions: What to Expect This Year

Holiday Marketing Predictions: What to Expect This Year

Every holiday season is a little different because of a variety of factors, including technology trends, consumer sentiment, and the timing of the calendar. Oracle Marketing Cloud (OMC) Consulting’s experts share their thoughts and predictions on how this holiday marketing season will be different from past ones. Our predictions this year revolve…

The 2019 Email Design Look Book, Plus the 6 Pillars of Modern Email Design

Oracle's 2019 Email Design Look Book

The Oracle Marketing Cloud Consulting team reads lots of emails. Like, tens of thousands every year. That’s because it’s our job to help brands succeed in the inbox and we’re always looking around for inspiring examples and fresh approaches. In that spirit, we’re thrilled to share 20 of our favorite emails from…

Email Marketing Isn’t Owned Media—It’s Granted Media

Email Marketing Isn’t Owned Media—It’s Granted Media

Email marketing has an unfortunate reputation as being owned media. It’s unfortunate because it doesn’t align marketers with their subscribers and inbox providers, who are the true owners of email. And that results in strategies and tactics that invariably end up hurting their email programs and their businesses. Some of you might…

Business Book of the Month Podcast: Chad S. White’s ‘Email Marketing Rules’

Business Book of the Month Podcast - Email Marketing Rules

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with David Bain, the host of the Business Book of the Month Podcast, about my book, Email Marketing Rules. During the 51-minute interview, we talked about a wide range of email marketing topics, including: The Hierarchy of Subscriber Needs How the paid-owned-earned (POE) media model…

Trends in Using Email Marketing to Amplify Content Marketing

Content Marketing Plus Email Marketing

As a 13-year veteran of content marketing, I’m biased, but I think it’s fair to say that content marketing is a powerful way to: Demonstrate that your company is composed of experts in their field Start, shape, and contribute to valuable and important industry conversations Help your customers maximize their positive outcomes…

The Pros and Cons of AMP for Email

AMP for Email: The Pros and Cons for Marketers

Subscribers expect email content to cater to their individual needs and circumstances. They have the same expectations of email design, which is why we’ve spent the better part of the past decade making our emails mobile-friendly. Email interactivity and now AMP for Email are the next waves in this tidal trend of…

When Retina Images Should Be Used in Emails and When They Shouldn’t

When to Use Retina Images in Emails and When to Avoid Them

Because of the prevalence of high-DPI screens, marketers need to use retina images to ensure that their emails look crisp and not cheap. However, that doesn’t mean that every image in an email needs to be a retina image. Marketers should use retina images in their emails only when it creates a…

How Marketers Can Adapt to Voice-Assistants Reading Emails

Voice-Assistants Reading Emails: How Marketers Can Adapt

The launch of the Apple iPhone in 2007 prompted a decade-long effort for marketers to make their emails mobile-friendly. The rise of voice-assistants will likely have a similar impact on email marketers, although less tectonic and probably much messier. In this blog post, Oracle Marketing Cloud Consulting’s Kathryn Alva, Henry Alva, and…

Webinar Recording + Q&A: The Trends & Strategies That Will Shape Your Email Program in 2019

The Trends and Strategies that Will Shape Your Email Program in 2019

The email industry is constantly changing, and keeping up with what’s new can feel like an impossible task. Join me, Campaign Monitor’s Logan Baird, and Litmus’ Jason Rodriguez, Alice Li, and Bettina Specht as we break down the key insights from Litmus’ 2019 State of Email Report, explain the trends that are…

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