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The Techniques Behind Mail Client Unsubscribe Links

Goolara

Of course, we’d all rather have no unsubscribes from our painstakingly crafted newsletters and promotional mailings, but you can’t please everyone, and having a recipient unsubscribe is vastly superior to having them mark your email as spam.

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Privacy Report 2020

Goolara

The second decade of the 21st century is shaping up to become known as The Privacy Decade.

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Drag-and-Drop Solutions

Goolara

Perhaps it’s because I had already spent so much time learning HTML, or perhaps it was just prejudice, but, until recently, I gave drag-and-drop email design solutions little consideration. After all, how hard is it to create a few divs and tables then add images and text?

Pro Tip: Personalizing Emails for Your Sales Staff

Goolara

A powerful tool for any email marketer is the ability to personalize each email. Normally, when we think of this, we think of personalization for the recipient, but sometimes you may also want to personalize the emails for the sender.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

A Look Back at 2019: The Year in Email

Goolara

It’s that time again! Our annual looks back at email shenanigans. The things that worked and the things that didn’t. We look at the clever, the ill-advised and the sloppy. For our first example, we have one that is both clever and ill-conceived. Please Read my … Email.

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The Email Game 2018

Goolara

It’s Holiday Season again, and in keeping with past Holiday Seasons, here’s this year’s email game. This one is based on the classic “Shut the Box” but with an email delivery theme.

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GDPR and Email: Part 3, Data Portability

Goolara

NOTE: This is the third in a series of articles addressing the GDPR and its effects on email marketing. For an overview of the subject, see our previous article: GDPR and Email: Part 1, an Overview.

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GDPR and Email: Part 2, Unsubscribing and Forgetting

Goolara

NOTE: This is the second in a series of articles addressing the GDPR and its effects on email marketing. For an overview of the subject, see our previous article: GDPR and Email: Part 1, an Overview.

Amazon and Email Marketing: Servers in the Ether

Goolara

For anyone interested in migrating an in-house server to Amazon Web Service (AWS), the question remains: How do I migrate my email marketing system and send email from an Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance? If you don’t know what that means, don’t worry, we’ll explain it all.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

GDPR and Email: Part 1, an Overview

Goolara

They started working on it in 2012, and for the next four years, the countries of the European Union argued over, cajoled each other, and hammered out the details of a ruling known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The Email Game 2017

Goolara

A couple years ago, as a gift to our readers for the holidays, we offered The Email Game , a simple luck-based game that also served as an instructional tool for learning what to do, and what not to do when sending out your mailings.

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Our ESP has been hacked!

Goolara

We recently had a customer come to us to say their account had been hacked, and spam email was being sent from our system. We immediately investigated but were unable to find any sign of problems.

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A Look at Email Ten Years From Now

Goolara

Have you ever wondered what email marketing will be like ten years from now? Will it still exist? What devices will people be using to read their email? We do wonder sometimes, and it can be fun to try and make some predictions about where the field is headed.

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Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

The Past Year in Email

Goolara

Another year has come and gone, and although after the events of last year it seemed like the earth was about to spin off its axis, we’re still here and email is as strong as ever. It’s time once again for our annual look back at the best and worst examples of email of the past year.

5 Digital Marketing Trends To Dial Up In Uncertain Times?

Marketing Insider Group

It’s always essential to get the basics right. Looking at this year’s digital marketing trends can help your business get in on the ground floor of tomorrow’s leading-edge strategies. Let’s take a close look at the most critical aspects of the digital marketing trends you can’t ignore in 2020.

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What is an Email Sequence?

SendX

Timing > List size? If I had a dime for every time someone asked ‘How huge is your list?’, I would have enough to buy hoardings at Times Square, NY or Piccadilly Circus, London (or maybe both.gasp) and put this instead - 'List size doesn’t matter. Timing is everything’.

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How is Email Marketing Pricing done?

SendX

If your choice of drug is surprise bills, go away. If not, take a seat and let’s read this email marketing pricing guide, top to bottom. This guide is not about the cheapest services available but about how you can be more informed so you don’t end up with bills you didn’t anticipate.

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Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

Mailchimp Pricing: Do you get what you pay for?

SendX

This is the most up-to-date Mailchimp pricing guide. I am sure Chimp’s cuteness got your floored but can you say the same about its pricing? I know you have lots of questions so I will start right away.

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What is a bulk email blast?

SendX

What did you miss? Let me tell you what you missed while you were busy segmenting but God of email marketing was sharing tips - you can send the same email to everyone and it won’t be a sin. via GIPHY Instead, it would just be called an email blast. Harmless, if done as told in this guide.

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How to Build Trust with B2B Buyers in Today’s Digital Marketing Environment

KoMarketing Associates

It’s an understatement to say things have changed for B2B marketers in recent weeks. The uncertainty in the world has a profound effect on how B2B organizations will do business now and in the foreseeable future.

5 SEO Strategies Every B2B Company Should Be Using

Marketing Insider Group

Think of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) like taking care of a plant. Sounds weird right? Stay with us. SEO is the equivalent of care you provide your plant that leads to organic growth. Generally, plants need soil, water, air, and sunlight to grow.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

How to Build a Technical SEO Dashboard Using Google Data Studio

Webbiquity

Guest post by Petar Jovetic. Modern SEO demands a lot from marketers, and successful strategies are often highly dependent on third-party tools and the powerful data they provide.

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Twitter for Business: Is It Time?

Webbiquity

Twitter is in trouble. The company recently missed earnings estimates for the second time in four quarters, and had to strike a deal with activist investor firm Elliott Management which had “been trying to push (Jack) Dorsey out as part of an overhaul to Twitter’s business.”

Why Every Startup Needs a Professional Blog Writing Service

Marketing Insider Group

What exactly does a professional blog writing service do for you, and why do you need one? Here’s why you should be outsourcing your startup’s blog. Have you thought about hiring a professional blog writing service for your new business?

How Weekly Blogging Can Boost B2B Sales By 10x

Marketing Insider Group

In B2B Marketing, it’s all about finding leads that convert to sales. While it may seem counter-intuitive, when you take an approach that puts the customer’s needs in the driver’s seat, and you’ll be on the fast track to marketing success.

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

Report: Marketers Remain Focused on Personalizing the Customer Experience in 2020

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers are still focused on developing a personalized customer experience, according to new research, and statistics show that they are measuring the effectiveness of their communication efforts by engagement.

Email Open Rates Best Practices

SendX

Think about all the time you spend crafting great content, writing irresistible CTAs and compelling, engaging copy. You want people to read your emails, right?

What Does Company Culture Have to Do with Marketing?

Marketing Insider Group

All too often, company culture becomes an excuse for not hiring a diverse range of otherwise qualified candidates. In fact, according to HR platform provider Onbordia , over half the nation’s companies use “cultural fit” as a way to exclude rather than include.

The Changing Role of Marketing in 2020 – Culture and Customer Experience

Marketing Insider Group

I’ve talked before about why I believe that marketing has a marketing problem. Most people think marketing is just ads. People hate ads. Who wants to be sold to? There’s a reason that car salespeople and cold callers have such a slimy reputation.

3 Mistakes Organizations Make While Developing ABM Programs

While B2B research suggests organizations are thriving through successful ABM programs, getting just one campaign off the ground is more difficult than it seems. From building an account universe to understanding to orchestrating sales and marketing alignment around touchpoint and messaging, there are a number of variables to consider before launching a program.

How Creative Marketers Can Get What They Need From Data

Marketing Insider Group

Data and creativity have always been siloed, even in our own minds. You’re probably well-acquainted with the idea that our “left brains” are more logic- and data-focused, while our “right brains” house our creativity. The best ideas, however, require input from both hemispheres.