First Quarter 2023 Holiday Marketing Quarterly

First Quarter 2023 Holiday Marketing Quarterly

The holiday season doesn’t have an off-season. Having a successful holiday season means executing a successful four-quarter strategy. Oracle Marketing Consulting’s Holiday Marketing Quarterly gives you a quarter-by-quarter plan for how to achieve more during the critical holiday season with your digital marketing efforts. The first quarter is focused on seizing opportunities,…

4 Ways to Maximize Double Opt-In Confirmations

4 Ways to Maximize Double Opt-In Confirmations

One of the many impacts of Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection is that it’s now significantly more difficult to determine whether a subscriber is active or inactive. This challenge has led to a decline in deliverability rates and contributed to a spike in Spamhaus listings, with many marketers feeling forced to take greater…

BIMI: The Carrot to Get Email Marketing Managers to Fully Authenticate

BIMI- The carrot to get email marketers to fully authenticate

Inbox providers’ long-standing approach has been to punish email marketing managers for not authenticating their emails with SPF (Sender Policy Framework), DKIM (Domain Keys Identified Mail), and DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance). This all-stick-and-no-carrot approach to email authentication led to slow adoption of SPF and DKIM since their introductions in…

Mailgun Podcast: Silver Linings in Omnichannel Marketing

Mailgun podcast - Silver Linings in Omnichannel Marketing

“Deliverability and strategy are inexorably intertwined. Deliverability sets the floor for what we need to achieve.” That was just one of the things I said during my time on Email’s Not Dead podcast with Mailgun’s Jonathan Torres, Eric Trinidad, and Nick Schafer. During our conversation, which focused heavily on deliverability and performance…

One Year Later: How Mail Privacy Protection Has Impacted Marketers

One Year Later: How Mail Privacy Protection Has Impacted Marketers

Sept. 20 marked the 1-year anniversary of Apple’s launch of Mail Privacy Protection, which has affected everything from email performance measurement to deliverability to email design. Despite the far-reaching nature of these impacts, the results of Oracle Marketing Consulting polls over the past year show that marketers are getting a grip on…

Email Marketing in Flux: The Biggest Changes Impacting the Channel

Email Marketing in Flux - The Biggest Changes Impacting the Channel

Email marketing is more powerful than ever, but the strategies and tactics needed to succeed are changing because of 3 mega-trends: The sunsetting of third-party cookies driving an increased focus on customer identification and the collection of zero- and first-party data Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection forcing marketers to take a holistic, cross-channel…

Email Deliverability Warning Signs Heading into Holiday Season

Email Deliverability Warning Signs Heading into Holiday Season

The last thing email marketers want during the critical holiday season is deliverability problems, which is why many dedicate considerable time during the third quarter to getting their sender reputations and inbox placement rates as healthy as they can get them. However, marketers are facing two unique challenges this year that may…

The Definitive Guide to Adapting to Mail Privacy Protection

The Definitive Guide to Adapting to Mail Privacy Protection

Prior to the launch of Mail Privacy Protection (MPP) by Apple in the fall of 2021, marketers could easily see the engagement of their subscribers and reliably manage their email deliverability by following best practices established over the course of more than a decade. However, MPP has blurred marketers’ visibility into engagement…

5 Truths about Inactive Email Subscribers

5 Truths about Inactive Email Subscribers

“Should you email inactive subscribers who haven’t opened or clicked any of your promotional emails in a long time?” That seemingly simple question is actually fraught with nuance and complexity. But it’s critical to have a clear answer because maintaining your email engagement levels is probably the biggest factor determining your email…

The Future of Email Podcast: A Conversation with Chad S. White of Oracle

The Future of Email Podcast - A Conversation with Chad S. White of Oracle

I join Matthew Dunn, the host of The Future of Email Podcast, to talk about major email marketing trends and where the industry is headed over the next 12-24 months. Recorded in the early days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, our conversation is pretty heavy, getting into cyber- and geopolitics. We…

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