13 Inclusive Design Changes to Increase Your Digital Marketing Engagement

13 Inclusive Design Changes to Increase Your Digital Marketing Engagement

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), and other laws forced companies to make their stores, marketing campaigns, and other aspects of their business more accessible to people with disabilities. However, many brands began to realize that huge portions of their customer base benefit from…

ZeroBounce: How to Make Your Holiday Emails Stand Out

Holiday Email Marketing Tips- How to Make Your Emails Stand Out This Year

The holiday season can be overwhelming for email marketers. Most B2C marketers create and send considerably more campaigns and they’re full of worries. In addition to fearing that their increased email volumes will trigger spam filters, they worry about whether their emails will stand out in crowded holiday inboxes. To gather the…

5 Best Practices to Make Your Customer Experiences Truly Mobile-Friendly

5 Best Practices to Make Your Customer Experiences Truly Mobile-Friendly

Nearly every site is now responsive, and most emails are, too. But just because a brand is using responsive design doesn’t mean that they’re providing a mobile-friendly experience. Responsive design functionality doesn’t take the place of mobile-friendly design principles. Brands need to use them both. Here are some easy-to-implement mobile-friendly best practices…

10 Common Email Marketing Mistakes that Are Easy to Fix

10 Common Email Marketing Mistakes That Are Easy to Fix

Email marketing is complicated. Deliverability is governed by numerous factors and subfactors. The potential for email rendering problems is mind-bogglingly large. And email technology and tactical issues continue to evolve. However, not everything in email is complex. Some aspects are quite simple—and yet some companies still regularly struggle with them. In most…

Alchemy Worx: 2021 Consumer Survey on Shopping Sentiment & Email Behavior

2021 Alchemy Worx Consumer Survey

Alchemy Worx’ latest consumer survey delivers timely insights about consumer purchasing intent this holiday season and the factors that are impacting those purchasing decisions. Those factors include the email and web experiences created by brands, as well as issues like sustainability and inclusivity. In addition to lots of great data, the report…

The Fold in the Inbox: Hard Line, Soft Line, or Imaginary Line?

The Fold in the Inbox: Hard Line, Soft Line, Imaginary Line?

Similar to how you can’t see the content below the fold of a newspaper without opening it, the email fold is that point on a screen where a subscriber can’t see any more content without scrolling. There’s been a long-simmering debate in the industry about how important this line is to email…

Apple’s MPP May Drive Email Design Changes that Actually Hurt Customer Engagement

Apple’s MPP May Drive Email Design Changes that Actually Hurt Customer Engagement

Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection will have a broad range of effects on email marketers, impacting email analytics, design, deliverability, personalization, and optimization efforts. Sadly, subscribers who enable MPP will receive less relevant emails and more emails than they would have otherwise gotten if marketers could better measure their engagement through opens. I…

Dyspatch: Modular Email Design – A System Built for Speed and Scale

Modular Email Design- A System Built for Speed and Scale

Modular email design is on the rise. In this post by Terri Reid of Dyspatch, she talks about what modular email design is, what its benefits are, what it looks like in action, and much more. Here at Oracle Marketing Consulting, we’re big fans of modular email architecture, so I was happy…

The Advantages of Gender-Neutral Messaging

The Advantages of Gender-Neutral Marketing

Gender-neutral marketing creates new possibilities for your customers, allowing them to view your products and services free of gender constraints. To put it plainly, gendered marketing reduces your addressable audience and alienates a growing number of consumers who prefer gender-neutral messaging, while gender-neutral marketing is more inclusive and more reflective of our…

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…

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