How Brands Use Email to Engage Customers at Every Stage of the Life Cycle

In the era of the connected consumer, marketing has become more competitive and challenging than ever. Today’s consumers are better informed and more empowered, and they expect a personalized experience at every stage of the customer life cycle. This is why email has become the #1 channel for delivering offers, information, and…

6 Keys to a Successful Welcome Email Experience

You’ve honed your email signup appeal language to entice people to subscribe. You’ve created a signup form that minimizes friction. You’ve placed that form on your website, in your mobile app, on your Facebook page, and in other places where your customers and potential customers will see them. And—success—people are subscribing. Now…

Build Smarter Emails with These 5 Blueprints

Transforming your emails can be a daunting task. Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start, and sometimes the gap between where you are and where you want to be just seems too large to leap. In 5 Blueprints for Building Smarter Emails, we discuss how to make impactful, incremental improvements to…

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…

Fall Edition of the Email Marketer’s Holiday Planning Checklist

Hopefully you spent your summer doing some big picture strategic planning for the holiday season. Now that we’re into October, it’s time to get more serious and more focused to the execution of holiday campaigns. In the second of my 3-part Holiday Planning Checklist for Internet Retailer Magazine, I advise retailers to:…

Email Subscriber Lifecycle Strategies from the Swipe File

To maximize the value of an email relationship, you need to cater to your subscribers’ needs and wants throughout their entire subscriber lifecycle. My presentation at Connections today talked about the six stages of the subscriber lifestyle and shared research, advice, and examples pertaining to each stage. Here’s my slide deck, followed…

My Dreamforce Presentation: The Good, the Bad, and the Best

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at Dreamforce, the world’s largest software conference, about email marketing best practices. My presentation discusses eight email marketing practices and shares real-world examples of good, bad and the best executions. Thanks to all of you who attended. You can watch my presentation on YouTube…

New Research: Numerous Emails Unsent Due to Opt-In Breakdowns and Delays

In our new report, Retail Touchpoints Optimized, we found that 16% of retailers did not honor opt-ins and another 9% took more than two weeks to honor opt-ins that took place via their homepages. Consumers who sign up for email via your website are consistently your most valuable subscribers, so these breakdowns…

Turn Challenges into Opportunities with Retail Touchpoints Optimized

Retailers face distinctive challenges throughout the customer lifecycle, but with every challenge comes an opportunity. Start using your marketing challenges to your brand’s advantage and break through the noise and clutter. In Retail Touchpoints Optimized, we’ve broken down the retail customer’s lifecycle into five touchpoints—acquisition, onboarding, promotion, abandonment, and post-purchase—and explained cross-channel…

Watch ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Best’ Webinar

If you missed my webinar, “The Good, the Bad, and the Best: Practices for a Post-Wild West Email Marketing World” earlier this week, the slides (with notes) and a recording of the hour-long webinar are now available. View the slides on SlideShare >> Watch the webinar recording (registration required) >> Adopting email…

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