Customer First Thinking Podcast: Email Still Rules

Customer First Thinking Podcast with Chad White

Email marketing never seems to get the respect it deserves, yet consumers continue to prefer it over every other media channel, says Stephen Shaw, host of the Customer First Thinking Podcast. I could agree more. I recently joined him on his podcast, where we talked about how the future of email marketing…

7 Advanced Digital Marketing Metrics Most Brands Don’t Use, But Should

7 Advanced Digital Marketing Metrics Most Brands Don’t Use, But Should

Brands are increasingly recognizing metrics like email opens, web traffic, and social media likes for what they are—surface metrics that churn wildly and are directionally noisy. While it’s still important to track those high-level metrics, optimizing for them often doesn’t translate into deeper engagement. Indeed, sometimes maximizing those metrics leads marketers to…

Universal Control Groups: The Path to Digital Marketing Measurement Clarity

Universal Control Groups- The Path to Digital Marketing Measurement Clarity

If you truly want to know the impact your digital marketing campaigns are having, then compare the actions of people who get them to the actions of people who wanted to get them but didn’t. That’s the logic behind universal control groups, which is a measurement approach where you exclude a small…

Litmus: Are You Tracking the Right Email Marketing KPIs?

Are you tracking the right email marketing KPIs

Marketing shifts like Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection have changed the meaning of open rates. That’s left many marketers wondering which email marketing KPIs truly offer valuable insights. In this hour-long on-demand webinar hosted by Litmus, I join Dan Oshinsky of Inbox Collective and Bree Rostic of HubSpot to discuss: Whether open rates…

Second Quarter 2022 Holiday Marketing Quarterly

Second Quarter 2022 Holiday Marketing Quarterly

The holiday season doesn’t have an off-season. Having a successful holiday season means executing a successful year-round strategy. Oracle’s Holiday Marketing Quarterly gives B2C brands a quarter-by-quarter plan for how to achieve more during the critical holiday season with their email marketing and other digital marketing channels. Our second quarter checklist is…

How to Use Apple’s Auto Opens Safely

How to Use Apple’s Auto Opens Safely

The most disruptive element of Mail Privacy Protection is that Apple creates a mountain of fake auto-generated open signals to obscure the real opens generated by your subscribers. With MPP adoption heading toward more than 95% by year’s end, that mountain will get pretty big pretty soon. Brands’ email marketing programs will…

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…

The Biggest Shifts in Email Marketing Trends for 2022

The Biggest Shifts in Email Marketing Trends for 2022

The turbulence of the past two years has heavily influenced recent email marketing priorities and is shaping the trends that will dominate 2022. We can see those shifts in the results of our third-annual Email Marketing Trends Survey, where we surveyed Oracle Marketing Consulting’s more than 500 digital marketing experts about the…

How Mail Privacy Protection Is Changing How Email Marketing Performance Is Measured

How Mail Privacy Protection Is Changing How Email Marketing Performance is Measured

Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection (MPP) is upending how email marketers measure email marketing performance. In addition to hiding IP addresses, blocking forward tracking, and obscuring open times, MPP pre-fetches email content to create a haystack of fake opens in which to hide the needles of real opens by their users. With upwards…

Email Marketing Trends for 2022: Proven Essentials

Email Marketing Trends for 2022- Proven Essentials

Email marketing is constantly evolving, so it can be difficult to know where to invest your time and energy from year to year. It’s extra challenging in turbulent times like these, when consumer behaviors and business goals are shifting rapidly. To help you prioritize your email marketing efforts this year, we surveyed…

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