Lead with Email Marketing Strategy, Not Tactics

Email tactics are easy. An email marketing 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… 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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3 Email Urban Legends, Busted!

In the 20+ years since email proved itself as a worthy channel for messaging and marketing, we still don’t have a single set of guidelines that’s accessible for all, for the best way to conduct business with it. For many of us, “best practices” fill that knowledge gap. So, we latch onto these concepts when… keep reading →

Email Roundtable Discussion: Email Delivery Wins

Bill asked me to lead a discussion based on my article/case study: 0% to 100% in Gmail? Yes, It Happened, and Here’s How! We tend to treat deliverability as a dirty secret and more often than not only ever hear bad stories – so let’s flip it and share our successes. So I thought this is… keep reading →