Identifying ‘Real Opens’ Is Key to Adapting to Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection

Identifying ‘Real Opens’ Is Key to Adapting to Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection

Apple’s new Mail Privacy Protection features will have widespread implications for email marketers. Why? It’ll affect everything from email analytics and deliverability to email strategy and design in a significant way. That’s because these changes, which debut this fall, will prevent email senders from seeing Apple Mail users’ open behavior, IP address,…

EEC: Apple’s Privacy Moves – Sky Falling or Time to Innovate?

Apple’s Privacy Moves - Sky Falling or Time to Innovate?

The Email Experience Council asked me and 11 other industry thought leaders to provide their initial reaction and take on Apple’s newest privacy change to limit email tracking and mask IP addresses on the Apple Mail app, and its potential implications on email marketing. For my part, I said: “Consumers have been…

Webbula: Promotional Tab vs. Primary Tab in Gmail

Promotional Tab vs Primary Tab

Some marketers worry a lot about whether their emails land in their subscribers’ Primary tab or Promotions tab in Gmail. To get a sense of whether marketers’ worry with worthwhile, Webbula reached out to me and six other email marketing experts to get our takes. For my part, I think concerns about tabs…

Webbula: The Industry’s Reaction to Apple’s New Privacy Protections

Apple Says Goodbye to Tracking Pixels

In the wake of Apple announcing that it would soon be disrupting tracking pixels, obscuring IP addresses, and pre-fetching and cached images for its Apple email client users, Webbula wanted to take the pulse of the email marketing industry and determine how everyone is feeling and what they think this means of…

13 Ways Email Marketers Should Adapt to Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection

13 Ways Email Marketers Should Adapt to Apple's Mail Privacy Protection

Apple’s announcement on June 7 of new privacy protections, debuting this fall in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and watchOS 8, has generated mixed reactions. Some marketers fear the demise of email marketing, while others have dismissed the announcement as a non-event. We think the actual result will fall somewhere in…

Website Optimization Ideas to Explore: An Oracle Consulting Checklist

Website Optimization Ideas to Explore

Checklists can inspire you, help you identify gaps, allow you to take inventory, and provide an easy-to-follow action plan. At Oracle Marketing Consulting, we use checklists all the time with our clients. In fact, we love them so much that we wanted to share some of our most useful checklists, including this…

Pandemic Email Audience Changes: Managing the Risks and Opportunities

Managing the Risks and Opportunities of Pandemic Email Audience Changes

List building has been challenging over the past 18 months, which has now made managing subscribers a challenge. Before talking about the issues that are pressing now, let’s look at how we got here… When coronavirus lockdowns started in March last year, consumer behaviors started to rapidly evolve. Many stores were closed…

The Last Word on May 2021

A roundup of email marketing articles, posts, and tweets you might have missed last month… Must-read articles, posts & reports Senators Roll Out Bipartisan Data Privacy Bill (The Verge) Email Marketing for Gen Z: Statistics and Strategies (MailPoet) Email Resources Email Marketing Benchmarks and Statistics by Industry (Mailchimp) US 2020 Messaging Engagement…

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