What Is and Isn’t a Transactional Email?

What is a transactional email?

This question is more challenging than you think. And how a company answers it has a major impact on the size of the audience it’s able to reach with that message, as well as legal ramifications. That’s because transactional emails can be sent to all customers for whom you have email addresses….

Automated Campaign Ideas to Explore: An Oracle Consulting Checklist

Automated Campaign 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…

Business Book of the Month Podcast: Chad S. White’s ‘Email Marketing Rules’

Business Book of the Month Podcast - Email Marketing Rules

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with David Bain, the host of the Business Book of the Month Podcast, about my book, Email Marketing Rules. During the 51-minute interview, we talked about a wide range of email marketing topics, including: The Hierarchy of Subscriber Needs How the paid-owned-earned (POE) media model…

5 Tips to Get Your Triggered Emails Ready for the Holiday Season

Triggered emails are not “set it and forget it”; they are “review and renew.” That’s especially true going into key selling seasons, like retailers are about to do. During November and December, retailers’ transactional emails and triggered emails will be high-performance assets. Here are 5 ways retailers can make their triggered emails…

4 Reasons Broadcast Emails May Be Making Your Email Program Less Competitive in the Future

Mainly driven by increases in broadcast messages, per subscriber email volume has increased at more than a 15% compound annual growth rate over the past decade. It’s an impressive growth streak—and a testament to consumers’ strong preference for brands to communicate with them via email versus other channels. It’s also a streak…

Build Smarter Emails with These 5 Blueprints

Transforming your emails can be a daunting task. Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start, and sometimes the gap between where you are and where you want to be just seems too large to leap. In 5 Blueprints for Building Smarter Emails, we discuss how to make impactful, incremental improvements to…

Fall Edition of the Email Marketer’s Holiday Planning Checklist

Hopefully you spent your summer doing some big picture strategic planning for the holiday season. Now that we’re into October, it’s time to get more serious and more focused to the execution of holiday campaigns. In the second of my 3-part Holiday Planning Checklist for Internet Retailer Magazine, I advise retailers to:…


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