4 Brands That Are Using Email Marketing to Their Advantage

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Here are four examples of companies that are nailing it with their email marketing and how you can, too. Email Marketing b2b email email best practices email engagement email marketing email marketing mistakes email sending strategy

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Email marketers are from Mars, email consumers are not

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Let’s make it an even half-dozen articles in a row devoted to various aspects of email marketing, shall we? It may not be obvious at first glance how that applies to email marketing, so let me explain. Sign up for our emails here.

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24 Enlightening Email Marketing Marketing Stats [Infographic]

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As a marketing professional, you are asked time again to quantify the effectiveness of effective email marketing. Thankfully, when done correctly, email marketing is a almost surefire bet. Recent studies show email marketing can yield a 4400% ROI and $44 for every $1 spent.

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Keeping your email subscribers engaged

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Building a large email list isn’t enough – for successful email marketing, you have to keep the subscribers you win engaged. Email them immediately with something that delights them, something unexpected. That’s most important if your email only goes out quarterly.

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Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Create nurturing emails that emotionally resonate and inspire action. The single biggest issue for B2B growth is effective lead generation: increasing lead quality and quantity. Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox.

The 24 Best Email Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

While email is the most mature (that sounds better than “old,” right?) According to recent research from Radicati Group , worldwide email volume will reach 207 billion messages this year—more than half of those for business. Works with virtually any email platform.

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Winning B2B Email Campaign Keeps it Simple

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In B2B email marketing , does short copy always win over long? You won’t see or find many shorter B2B emails than the one below from BounceX , a New York-based developer of “behavioral automation tools for digital marketers.” The email really is a masterpiece of brevity.

Three Myths and Misconceptions About Email Automation

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Are you effectively using automation in your email campaigns? An even better question might be – are you even using automation in your email campaigns? Nowadays the demand for email marketing automation is bigger than ever. Can email automation help you?

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A/B testing your email marketing

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As we’ve discussed over the past few months, there are a lot of factors that contribute to the success (or failure) of your email marketing efforts, from visual design to how tightly your email and website work together to mobile-friendliness , among other issues.

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Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

Instead of finding customers with mass advertising and email blasts, marketers must now focus on being found and learn to build continuous relationships with buyers. How email and social media can supercharge your lead generation strategies.

Graymail: Navigating Email Purgatory

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With the vast amount of email marketing taking place these days, it can be more challenging than ever to get yourself noticed. In simple terms, it’s email that your customer opted-in to receive … but doesn’t actually want. Not quite spam, but most certainly not wanted email.

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How to Create an Effective Email Newsletter for Your Business

Webbiquity

Companies can send useful, informative content (with some product promotion mixed in) through an email newsletter to their list of opt-in subscribers, or better yet, send slightly different content to different segments of that list. But I began receiving more than three emails each week.

The Unwritten Rules of Email Marketing [Infographic]

Marketing Insider Group

If you’ve been keeping track of your marketing channel return rates, you might notice that your biggest ROI comes from – surprise – email marketing. Based on statistics, email is the main driver of leads and revenue for B2B marketers at 73 percent and 63 percent, respectively. Furthermore, email as a platform is said to […]. The post The Unwritten Rules of Email Marketing [Infographic] appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Email Marketing

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Effective email marketing design

Biznology

We’re on a real roll with email-related posts–see our tips here and here from the past two monthly columns–and since good things happen in threes, we thought we’d cap the series with some email tips related to design. You undoubtedly have a significant portion of your audience who, even if they open your email on their desktop, will have done triage on a mobile device. You want to survive to the desktop where engagement for an email newsletter is more likely.

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Email 101: Tell Me Something I Don’t Already Know

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And yet if I were to choose the one thing that dooms more B2B email creative to mediocrity and worse, it would be just that: telling people stuff they already know. Most of the time, however, set-up paragraphs simply bog down the email in a recitation of facts (e.g. “As

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Why Most Outreach Emails Suck

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For most people, email outreach isn’t just difficult—it’s embarrassing. That’s why crafting an effective outreach email is important. The post Why Most Outreach Emails Suck appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

7 Classic Email Marketing Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them

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In email, there are so many mistakes you can make that to list them all would turn this blog post into a short book. To help you avoid the worst of the worst email marketing mistakes, we’ve decided to call them out. The broken link email. Not sending emails at all.

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Is It Time for a Pay-to-Play Email “Stamp”?

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As it becomes increasingly harder to get email delivered in today’s complex and over-saturated email ecosystem, is it time for a pay-to-play email “stamp” to ensure delivery? How the distribution of email is like the distribution of digital music.

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Five Ways to Ensure Every Email Makes It To The Inbox, Every Time

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Read these 5 tips to improve your email marketing strategy, and make sure your email lands in the intended inbox every time. Email Marketing b2b email deliverability deliverability best practices email best practices email deliverability email marketing inbox placement

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7 Predictions for Email Marketing in 2016

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you might not necessarily pick a topic like email marketing to get answers for. Email marketing is headed in several fairly predictable directions. Sometimes these changes are collected under a term like “Email 2.0”. Irrelevant emails just aren’t tolerated.

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The Truth about Cold Email

DiscoverOrg

What is a cold email? And when is my email against the law? Many people seem to carry the misconception that any cold, or unsolicited, email is spam and that spam is illegal. There is a lot to unpack here, but let me start by making clear that if all cold emails were illegal, we wouldn’t be driving successful email marketing campaigns for 2,500 companies worldwide. To start with, let me clarify the distinction between “spam” and illegal email.

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The Other Walking Dead: Combatting Spam Bot Appliance Emails

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The infamous “Zombie” email address has been recognized in the industry for some time now, and it’s often referenced by sophisticated data cleansing companies and purveyors of e-marketing alike. Unfortunately, Zombie email addresses have relatives.

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7 Classic Email Marketing Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them

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In email, there are so many mistakes you can make that to list them all would turn this blog post into a short book. To help you avoid the worst of the worst email marketing mistakes, we’ve decided to call them out. The broken link email. Not sending emails at all.

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Holiday Email Deliverability Checklist

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Have you started your holiday email campaigns yet? I know I’ve started scouring marketing emails in my own personal inbox – ones I’d previously been ignoring and deleting all year – in search of the perfect gifts for all my loved ones (and maybe something nice for myself!).

45 Phenomenal Email and Mobile Marketing Stats

Webbiquity

Email remains the most effective digital marketing tool for both B2B and B2C marketers. But the majority of email activity now takes place on mobile devices, and not all marketers have effectively adapted to this rapid shift. Email marketing works—for both sellers and buyers.

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5 Key Differences Between Email Marketing and Marketing Automation

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Even better, you have a direct way to talk to them, via their inboxes, and they’ve opted in to your email list, so they do expect to hear from you. There are hundreds of different marketing software tools out there, most offering some variety of automation, email, and analytical functionality.

Email marketing still matters

Biznology

Email marketing absolutely must still be a part of your content marketing tool kit. Top of the list of email marketing’s strengths is its ability to nurture leads and maintain relationships over time. Lyris Annual Email Optimizer Report ). Sign up for our emails here.

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Unengaged Email Recipients, Misunderstood and Mismanaged

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As email marketers, we face problems that closely resemble hurdles seen in the dating world. Sometimes, no matter how determined we are and no matter how many times we try to get some kind of response from an email recipient, it just doesn’t happen.

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Ready to Migrate ESPs? Here’s Your Email Deliverability Checklist

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Marketers switch email service providers (ESPs) for various reasons. If you’re ready to make a change, we’re offering an email deliverability checklist to help you succeed on your fresh start. The usual reasons are an invalid email or an invalid domain.

Email Deliverability Basics for Everyone

DiscoverOrg

If you’ve been sending email campaigns over the past few years, you’ve probably noticed that it’s a lot harder to reach the inbox. How and why has email deliverability changed? However, with the changes that are happening it’s more important than ever to understand how email messages are processed. When you send an email blast to 1,500 people and 200 of your messages bounce, it’s time to inspect why your messages are bouncing. Accept-All Email Servers.

Holiday Email Deliverability Checklist

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Have you started your holiday email campaigns yet? I know I’ve started scouring marketing emails in my own personal inbox – ones I’d previously been ignoring and deleting all year – in search of the perfect gifts for all my loved ones (and maybe something nice for myself!).

DIGITAL INSIGHTS: Consider the Email Experience Council

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He’s responsible for all issues pertaining to and affected by digital compliance, including email deliverability, privacy compliance, and industry stewardship. where I attended the annual meeting of the Email Experience Council (EEC).

Email Deliverability: Email Permission Best Practices

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The post Email Deliverability: Email Permission Best Practices appeared first on Salesfusion. Email Marketing

Need Content for Your Emails? Repurposing to the Rescue

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Uh-oh: You’ve got nothing for this week’s email update. Due to a missed deadline, a sick teammate, or some other disaster du jour, there’s a great big hole in that email template. The first thing to remember is you don’t need much content to have a nice email messag e. It’s an email update, okay? Here’s a nice concise email from Return Path. Having just one thing in the email makes it easier for people to focus. Lay out the email and send it.

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Make your email marketing more effective

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Email marketing is still an important part of just about any digital marketing program. The difference between your email being read and your email being deleted–or a recipient unsubscribing–is relevance. If your email isn’t relevant, it’s going to be ignored.

Social Media Audiences Are Great, But Email Audiences Are Better

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Which would you rather have: 3,000 email newsletter subscribers or 30,000 social media followers? Step one: Organic reach on social and deliverability for email. Compare that to email’s version of “organic reach”: deliverability rate. They’re a joke compared to email.

How to use Video in your Email Marketing Campaigns

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Email campaigns are a great way to share your video content, but people are still a bit unsure about how to include video effectively. The Top Question about Video in Email Marketing. A lot of people ask me “Ian, can I stream video playback in an email?”

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4 email marketing mistakes you might be making

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Successful email marketing tips and tricks are everywhere, yet even with the plentiful resources and the availability of marketing software, mistakes can still be made. Take a look at these 4 mistakes businesses commonly make when building and executing email marketing campaigns. They shouldn’t have to enter the email address that they are unsubscribing or a password or have to receive a confirmation message. Failing to use an email marketing system.

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Infographic: 29 Tips to Improve B2B Email Campaign Performance

The Point

An email campaign that fails to perform up to expectations could be failing on any number of fronts. The list could be bad (in which case, no attempted “fix” of the email itself will make that much of a difference.) The offer could be uninspiring, or buried deep in the email, or both.

8 Reasons Why Email is Still the Killer App – For Now

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Email is the oldest technology of the Internet. By then, email was already five years old. Yep – email was born way back in 1978. Email is still alive and well. Like it, love it or hate it, email is still the killer app. But email’s reign is not yet over.

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