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What You Should A/B Test in Emails — And How to Do It

Email Marketing, digital marketing, Subject Lines, Email July 11, 2019

Email marketing is both an art and a science. The art comes in with elegant designs, punchy subject lines and well-written copy. Then there’s the science. The data and statistics prove which parts of the art gets people to interact with your email… and which parts don’t work as well. That’s where A/B testing comes into play. Running head-to-head tests allows you to experiment with the creative and understand the effect. Read on to understand the rules of A/B testing, the parts of an email you can test and the metrics you should look at afterwards.

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Using Email Marketing Automation in Direct Response

Email Marketing, Driving response, Digital Marketing Trends October 11, 2018

The article below originally appeared in the October 2018 edition of the J&C Newsletter. If you are not already receiving the newsletter, sign up here. 

Email marketing automation has become a competitive necessity for many organizations. While still not in use among all categories, marketers that have adapted email marketing automation report great success. In this newsletter, I will explain email marketing automation, describe its benefits and explore some ways that email marketing automation can be used to improve marketing response and conversion in different kinds of organizations.

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3 Types of Emails to Add to Your Marketing Strategy

Email Marketing August 29, 2018

In 2017, an average of 269 billion emails were sent per day. That means the competition for attention in inboxes for email marketers is very high. Email marketing continues to generate high ROI for marketing departments that build a well-thought-out strategy that delivers personalized messages at the right time to the recipients. Below are three types of emails needed in a marketing strategy today: welcome emails, trigger emails and re-engagement emails. All of these emails play a critical role in the customer journey.  

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Moving Personalization from Tactic to Strategy

Email Marketing, Direct Response Marketing, personalization August 23, 2018

Personalization in communications is not new. Direct marketers have used it in direct mail since the first computers and printers were used for marketing in the mid-twentieth century. Today, variable data printing technologies mean that marketers can personalize every word of a direct mail package, from outer envelope to letter, brochure and response device. Email marketers have had the same option since email’s first day.

Today, personalized email or direct mail communications don’t seem optional. Yet many marketers that use personalization often report poor results. So, what has held personalization back?

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Personalizing Your Message Without Looking Creepy

Email Marketing, Direct Response Marketing, Driving response, Digital marketing technique, Digital Marketing Trends, Direct marketing July 10, 2018

 Personalization is simply a must for marketers. Consumers and business buyers want personalized communications and organizations see a greater return when implementing it. In Salesforce’s Fourth Annual State of Marketing Report,  52 percent of consumers and 65 percent of business buyers stated they would switch brands if a vendor did not personalize communications. Personalization was once as simple as inserting the contact’s first name and maybe even a company, and that was all that was needed, but it has evolved to so much more.

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How much email personalization is acceptable?

Email Marketing February 23, 2016


As marketers we have to be smart when the noise gets louder. In order to reach and resonate with your audience you need to be relevant for each individual, and being personal with your audience is one important part of being relevant – but how much email personalizaiton is acceptable?

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Creating an email newsletter customers want to read

Email Marketing January 28, 2016

How many newsletters do you get delivered to your inbox every day? Probably more than you could possibly read. People today are inundated with advertising and marketing materials — if you want them to stop and spend time reading your messaging, you need to get creative. Here are a few ways to make sure that your newsletters aren't just filed under spam.

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3 New Ways to Use Triggered Emails in 2016

Email Marketing January 8, 2016

Triggered emails are especially potent because they take information you already know about your customers to build meaningful messages and offers to your current, potential and lost clients. If done well, trigger emails as a form of marketing automation is a time saving and highly effective way to build relationships with your target customers. Here are three new ways to incorporate triggered emails into your arsenal in 2016.

 

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The inevitable demise of mass email

Email Marketing August 26, 2015

 

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Does email personalization in the pre-header matter?

Email Marketing August 5, 2015

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