7 Years as a MediaPost Email Insider Columnist and Counting

It was seven years ago this month that I started regularly writing for MediaPost’s Email Insider blog. My column tomorrow will be my 149th and I’m particularly excited about the concept I discuss in it, so I hope you’ll check it out. But I wanted to take this opportunity to share five…

The Email Design Toolkit: The Basics + Coding + Data Strategy

Email design is like nothing else. To ensure that you have a solid design foundation, we’ve created the Design Toolkit, a 3-part report will help you create email that… Look good. In Email Design Basics, I give you a crash course in the essentials. Work well. Get a general guide to writing…

Once Again, I Double-Dog Dare You!

In 2008 and 2010 I double-dog dared marketers to experiment with some little-used, out-of-the-box, perhaps even weird tactics. Some of those tactics are not so uncommon anymore while others are just as rare as they ever were. Since it’s been more than three years and email marketing is all about experimentation, I…

A Focus Group of One

I’m a big fan of WhichTestWon. It’s a good, regular reminder that while my gut is pretty good at this point, it’s far from reliable—especially when I’m in unfamiliar territory. In the absence of firm knowledge or solid data to draw upon, you are pretty much left with your personal biases. That’s…

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