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How bad data can spoil good personalization

Don’t let bad data poison your email relationship with your clients. Learn how to avoid personalization failures in your email program. In the space of three days recently, I received three individual emails that showed me brands are beginning to take the concept of “helpful marketing” seriously. That’s good news because I believe helpful marketing… keep reading →

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5 tips for an effective holiday browse-abandonment program

An email automation targeting browsers who don’t buy can be an effective tool to bring busy shoppers back for a second look. It seems as if we have been thinking about Holiday 2022 since we put the decorations away last year. But now it’s time to get serious. By now, you likely have either locked… keep reading →

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Is lifecycle marketing outdated?

Everyone talks about lifecycle marketing – but is it still a useful strategy for email marketers? This is a controversial topic, especially because we know how well email aligns with points in the customer lifecycle. A blue-ribbon panel of email experts debated this concept fearlessly during Holistic Email Marketing’s recent discussion,  Email & More …… keep reading →

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An open mind is key when you investigate your data

The Holistic team and I discovered something unexpected recently while analysing activity in a client’s customer database. This surprising information shed new light on how we segment customers and how we message them based on what our data is telling us. Although our programme is still a work in progress, I’m sharing my thinking with… keep reading →

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How Serendipity Enhances the Art of Personalisation

In a previous post (When “One to Everyone” Email Messages Make Sense), I urged you to send “catch-all” campaigns to scoop up customers and subscribers who do not fit your segmentation criteria or triggered touchpoints. I am by no means saying that you should scrap your highly personalised campaigns for the customers you know well.… keep reading →