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…

Webinar Recording + Q&A: 8 Trends that Will Define the Future of Email Marketing

We recently hosted a webinar where Justine Jordan and I discussed the 8 most impactful trends from our Email Marketing in 2020 report, which touches on everything from personalization and automation to inbox functionality and privacy. The recording of that hour-long webinar is now freely available. >> Watch the webinar recording Attendees…

The Limits of Email Marketing Automation

Two-thirds of marketers expect machine learning, AI, and predictive software to determine the majority of the content (subject lines, images, copy, etc.) in marketing emails at some point, according to research published in our Email Marketing in 2020 report. And that’s very understandable considering the massive scale of email marketing and the…

Webinar: 8 Trends That Will Define the Future of Email Marketing

Email marketing has experienced great shifts in recent years, and is poised to undergo dramatic changes before the end of the decade. We explored the future of the channel in our recent “Email Marketing in 2020” report, where we asked 20 experts to share their vision for how email will change over…

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