Top Email Marketing Trends of 2017

Litmus asked more than 1,200 marketers which of the following six promising email marketing trends they were most excited about for 2017: Interactive emails Email encryption HTML5 video in email Big Data personalization in emails Omnichannel email experiences Automated emails None of those trends got the majority of respondents excited, so we…

The Evolution of Email Marketing: Past and Future

Anyone who says email hasn’t changed much in the past few decades is simply demonstrating that they don’t know much about email. It’s a dangerous mistake for brands to underestimate the evolution of email marketing over the past couple of decades, as it sets them up to not be agile enough to…

17 Ecommerce Marketing Trends for 2017

Ometria asked me and 16 other experts what we thought would be big in ecommerce marketing in 2017. Predicted trends included a focus on content, understanding customer journeys, the rise of social commerce, a consolidation of retailers’ technology stack, and more. My prediction about e-commerce marketing next year centers around broadcast vs….

The (Largely Invisible) Key to Holiday Email Marketing Success

Most retailers are in serious planning mode for their holiday season promotional campaigns. We’ll start to see a sprinkling of holiday email marketing campaigns in the weeks ahead—and then holiday messaging will get going in earnest on Halloween and the days following. In light of the planning that’s currently going on, Vaida…

Holiday Email Marketing: 4 Reasons to Start Planning Now!

Black Friday, the unofficial start of the holiday season, is just a little more than three months away—and 80% of marketers haven’t begun planning their holiday email marketing campaigns yet. Here are four reasons that email marketers should be planning further out for peak season campaigns like holiday campaigns: Most retailers send…

Innovative Partner Interview with Movable Ink

I recently spoke with Movable Ink, which just integrated Litmus’ Instant Previews into their platform. Here are the questions they asked me: How does email marketing fit into the larger digital marketing picture? How have you seen email greatly impact your business? When is email data most critical to your efforts: During…

B2B Marketers’ Emails Need to Be More Targeted

Voice of customer research firm ERDM Corp. has found that B2B marketers’ email marketing programs are frustrating customers and prospects with their “horrendous spray and pray” tactics. Ernan Roman, President of ERDM, added, “the level of exasperation and irritation is profound.” I spoke with Demand Gen Report reporter Klaudia Tirico about the…

Marketing Chat about Email of the Future

As part of Rare.io’s Marketing Chat series, I spoke with Ned Nadima about the future of email marketing and a variety of other topics. Here’s a preview of the questions that he asked me: How did you get into email marketing? Many email marketing articles describe the email of the future as…

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…

The 5 Biggest Disruptors to Email Marketing’s Status Quo

Email marketing has changed significantly over the past 5 years, and the next 5 will bring even more rapid change. To get a sense of what lay ahead, Litmus asked 20 experts: “How will email marketing and the subscriber experience change by the year 2020?” Collected in our Email Marketing in 2020…

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