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Why Helpful Marketing Should Outlast the Pandemic

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us to varying degrees, many of us are beginning to resume the lives that went on pause in 2020. We’ve learned much about ourselves and each other, and our worlds, though still recognizable, are not the same. Marketing, especially email marketing, went through a big change, too. Successful… keep reading →

Lead with Strategy, Not Tactics

Tactics are easy. Strategy is hard. Maybe that’s why 55% of email marketers in a 2018 study by Holistic Email Marketing for Tripolis said they don’t follow a definitive written strategy for their marketing programs. I have to admit I was not surprised by that finding. Coming up with a game plan for marketing takes time, energy… keep reading →

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Purists vs Pragmatists: What kind of email marketer are you?

What kind of email marketer are you? This question sounds like a sketchy Facebook quiz. But I’m asking for a legitimate reason. Here’s the set-up: An email marketer – often a novice but not always – asks whether double opt-in is the only way to add subscribers to a mailing list that complies with data… keep reading →

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How U.K. and U.S. Brands Tackle Holiday Email Marketing

True or false: Christmas is the No. 1 shopping holiday in both the United States and the UK. Answer: False! Well, sort of. Did you get it wrong? It would be easy to understand why, especially this time of year as marketers work on their holiday plans and the pressure builds to meet or exceed… keep reading →

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9 Must-Have Lifecycle Email Marketing Programs for Retailers

Your customers are not “one size fits all.” Your email marketing shouldn’t assume they are, but that’s what happens when you send only broadcast (“one to everybody”). Segmentation is one way to make your messages more relevant. But, tying your email messages to different experiences in your customer’s journey with your brand helps you go… keep reading →