Posts tagged with Email Marketing

Seven email strategies used by 10 retailers on Black Friday

Checking your email on Black Friday is like coming back to work after two weeks off.

When you're inbox is flooded, it can be a job in itself to separate the wheat from the chaff, with most emails perhaps more worthy of the trash rather than your attention.

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How six travel & hospitality brands use personalisation to enhance the customer experience

Personalised marketing means more than just addressing the customer by name.

For brands in the travel and hospitality industry, effective personalisation can range from interactive content to targeted banners and customised travel itineraries.

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How automation came to be more important than cost when choosing an ESP

The 2017 edition of the Email Industry Census was published in April and it highlighted just how important marketing automation has become.

When asked for the most significant attributes of an email service provider (ESP), most marketers (66%) chose marketing automation.

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10 rules for getting email unsubscribes right

People will unsubscribe from your email list – maybe 25% or more – accept it. Don’t fight it. If they want to leave, it’s probably your fault.

The penalties for making it hard to unsubscribe include damaging customer relations and brand reputation, getting reported to the authorities, receiving fines, but most likely and perhaps most dangerous of all - being marked as SPAM (unsolicited mail) by recipients.

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Email marketing must be mobile, automated & personalised to deliver ROI

According to a recent Econsultancy report, marketers feel that email marketing delivers better ROI than any other digital channel.

The annual Email Marketing Industry Census in association with Adestra, offers insights into what marketers are doing globally through a survey of 1,200 marketers. At a recent Econsultancy event in Singapore hosted by NTUC, we reviewd these key insights.

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An email personalisation planning template (with brand examples)

There's a sentence in Econsultancy's Email Marketing Industry Census 2017 that leapt out at me.

It reads, "True personalisation at scale remains elusive for many businesses, though more companies are starting to reap the benefits."

In this article I'll look at where marketers are going wrong and give a simple planning template for email personalisation.

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10 supermarkets with 10 very different email opt-in/opt out strategies

In this post we examine the hotchpotch of opt-in and opt-out methods deployed by the leading supermarkets in the UK and globally used to obtain customer consent to add them to their email marketing lists during registration and checkout.

As retailers reassess their consent strategy, it would be prudent to examine the methods used by competitors, ideally incorporating customer feedback and testing, to adopt the best approach.

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Five advanced data and segmentation tactics for marketing and sales

These days, the marketing department is responsible for more and more of the sales funnel. It is no longer acceptable for marketing to pass along just any lead or contact.

Sales wants leads to be pre-qualified and “as hot as lava”. What were once the exclusive funnel stages for sales are now a shared responsibility, due to the increased use of marketing automation.

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How marketers are innovating with email in 2017

The 2017 Email Marketing Industry Census suggests that automation is now a key area of focus for marketers, cited by 66% as the single most important attribute of an email technology provider.

Through automation, email has the potential to become even more personalised, timely and targeted. Of course, it’s not the only component of an effective strategy.

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Machines: "I think what the marketers meant to say..."

There is a Bill Hicks joke about Evangelical Christians. You can watch it here, but it goes as follows:

"They believe the Bible is the exact word of God. Then they change the bible! Pretty presumptuous, hu huh?"

[In character] "I think what God meant to say..."

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Six things every email marketer should be doing now

Despite the numerous predictions about its demise, it is now clear that email is not going anywhere.

Most people's lives are so entangled with their emails that living without them would be unthinkable.

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Four email marketing basics to always keep in mind

Econsultancy has published a new report titled The Fundamentals of Email Marketing.

Subscribers can download the report in full. Here, I have picked out just a few slivers of wisdom.

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