15 Industry Experts Share Their #1 Email List Building Tactic

With email lists losing generally around one-third of their subscribers every year, brands must be rebuilding their lists constantly—ideally adding new subscribers at a faster rate than they’re losing them, and ideally adding subscribers with a lifetime value that’s at least as high as the subscribers they’re losing. With list building being…

4 Kinds of Email Addresses That Are Damaging Your Deliverability

Email is a great medium for connecting with leads and customers. But when your list becomes bloated with bad addresses and inactive subscribers, your deliverability can be in serious jeopardy. Here are four types of offending addresses and how to deal with each of them effectively: Invalid Email Addresses. These addresses are…

The Verdict on Single Opt-In vs. Double Opt-In

We’ve heard the case for single opt-in (SOI) and the case for double opt-in (DOI). And we have also heard public opinion on the matter, which is nearly evenly split. After weighing all the evidence, we’ve come to the following three opinions: Single opt-in just isn’t an option for everyone. Boiling permission…

Single Opt-in vs. Double Opt-in: The Court of Public Opinion

The case has been made for single opt-in and the case has been made for double opt-in. This contest is clearly one of great public interest, judging by the number of people who have testified by commenting and by the reactions of people on Twitter and elsewhere. These comments deserve consideration and…

Single Opt-In vs. Double Opt-In: The Case for SOI

We gather here to settle once and for all the debate as to whether single opt-in or double opt-in is the better signup process. Before we begin, let’s be clear on what these two terms mean: Single opt-in (SOI) is a subscription process where a new email address is added to your…

Trends for 2015: Views from 10 Email Marketing Experts

To understand the latest best practices and the newest email marketing opportunities, Smart Insights asked me and 9 other email marketing specialists from around the world to share our recommendations. Published in Smart Insights – Email Trends 2015, the trends include: Responsive Email Design Animated Gifs Video in Email Dynamic Customization Predictive…

How 4 Social Media Predictions Impact Email Marketers

The social and email marketing channels are increasingly intertwined. So when I read this great collection of 30+ Social Media Predictions for 2015, it immediately had me thinking about how they affect email marketers. Here are four of the predictions that jumped out at me as being particularly relevant to email marketers:…

Crowd Favorites from the Swipe File: November 2014

We pin tons of inspiring digital marketing examples to our Swipe File pinboards on Pinterest every month. And each month you tell which ones most inspired you by repinning and liking them. Here are your favorite pins among the ones we uploaded last month: The Email Swipe File’s crowd favorite was… Blue…

Tweetables from Dreamforce 2014

It was a great week at Dreamforce 2014 and I found plenty of great content to tweet about. In case you missed them, here are all the tidbits, factoids, and stats that I shared this week from the conference. You can find all the tweets from Dreamforce at #DF14. Sears.ca overhauled cart…

Tweetables from Connections 2014

It was a great week at Connections and I found plenty of great content to tweet about. In case you missed them, here are all the tidbits, factoids, and stats that I shared this week from the conference. You can find all the tweets from Connections at #CNX14. Watch the Digital Marketing…

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