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The top thought leaders in email marketing share their insights and thoughts.

LiveIntentional Weekly: Googling ‘Alphabet'

LiveIntentional Weekly: Googling ‘Alphabet'

Google recently shocked the tech community – and much of the world – by announcing that it was giving birth to a new parent holding company called ‘Alphabet’.

This week, Only Influencer’s partner LiveIntent explains why Google is making these changes, how the Phoenicians feel about it, and explain how this affects you – the digital marketers and/or cats that watch/walk-across-the-keyboard-and-inadvertently-hit-play every week.

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Specific Strategies to Use in Your Drip Marketing Campaigns

Specific Strategies to Use in Your Drip Marketing Campaigns

There are a lot of opinions flying around about drip marketing campaigns. Some people love it, some people hate it, and some people don’t know how to use it well.

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How to Use Drip Email Campaigns to Drive Conversions

How to Use Drip Email Campaigns to Drive Conversions

If you’re like most e-commerce and other online merchants, you depend on regular (and often frequent) promotional campaigns to drive sales. These campaigns are loaded with offers, incentives, and immediate calls to action. But is the prospect really ready to buy? Do you have a relationship? Does your prospect trust you enough to buy from you? Drip email campaigns (also called nurturing campaigns) are the tool every online marketer needs to develop that relationship and trust with prospects that will ultimately result in more sales conversions and greater client loyalty over time.

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Friday Pitch Day: dotmailer Channel Extension Feature

Friday Pitch Day: dotmailer Channel Extension Feature

Today I want to pitch to you a non-email (gasp!) bit of dotmailer, our new channel extension feature.

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Friday Pitch Day: Email Carousel

Friday Pitch Day: Email Carousel

At the Email Design Conference Mark Robbins from Rebelmail wowed the audience on the magic of interactive email – carousels, shopping carts, interactive presentation slides – all inside an email.

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Friday Pitch Day: Taxi for Email

Friday Pitch Day: Taxi for Email

Hey everyone

We’re really excited to finally talk about Taxi for Email. It’s a new web based app that bridges the gap between an email designer building a template, and a marketer sending the final HTML. 

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5 Mistakes You’re Likely Making (or Likely to Make) with Your DRIP Campaigns

5 Mistakes You’re Likely Making (or Likely to Make) with Your DRIP Campaigns

DRIP campaigns have been shown to improve open, click-through and conversion rates, as well as deliver higher revenue per sale than business-as usual campaigns. They are also somewhat ‘set it and forget it’ – meaning you set them up once and they require minimal maintenance and time from your team to keep them running.

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Nine Quick Win Email Marketing Tips

Nine Quick Win Email Marketing Tips

Nine email marketing tactics the top 3% are using to get ‘excellent’ results.

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3 Ways to Use Subscriber Data to Modernize your Email Marketing

3 Ways to Use Subscriber Data to Modernize your Email Marketing

3 Ways to Use Subscriber Data to Modernize your Email Marketing

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Deliverability during the Holiday Email Rush

Deliverability during the Holiday Email Rush

It’s August here and the Bay Area is going through one of its rare heat waves. Over the weekend, temps reached over 100 at our house, which normally never sees anything warmer than 80. Despite the summer heat, and the calendar, and the complaints of Christmas coming earlier every year, it really is time for us to start talking about holiday email delivery. 

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Give the Gift of Better Experiences this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Better Experiences this Holiday Season

As consumers, we cringe at the inexorable tidal wave of holiday ads headed our way. As marketers, we contribute to it. For email marketers, there’s an opportunity to elevate beyond sending five copies of the same catalogue to the guy who bought one item from your store four years ago. There’s a reason that email consistently drives the highest ROI of all direct marketing channels.

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Friday Pitch Day: Retake Control of Driving Your Site Traffic

Friday Pitch Day: Retake Control of Driving Your Site Traffic

If you’re a marketer heavily dependent on display ads for revenue, site traffic isn’t just important – it’s everything. Many companies today rely heavily on social media to drive that traffic, and if that’s you, we ask: 

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Five Steps to Successful Prospecting with Email

Five Steps to Successful Prospecting with Email

Email prospecting, list rental and lead generation often gets a bad rap or is dismissed as cost-ineffective, but knowing how to do it right can yeild positive ROI. It's never as simple as renting the first list that comes along to "batch and blast" your message, though. Instead, doing it right involves preparation, forethought and strategy. The five steps presented in this paper offer a blueprint for renting outside lists and/or using internal prospect files for successfully generating demand, customers and revenue.

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21 Steps to Email Deliverability Success

21 Steps to Email Deliverability Success

Download 21 Steps to Success: Email Deliverability by Towerdata.

 

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The Best Drip Marketing Automation Tools

The Best Drip Marketing Automation Tools

 

Anyone have any experience or knowledge of Drip? Looking for an easy-to-use tool that's cost effective and that will alleviate stress between my team and IT. GetDrip came recommended.

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Holiday Email Marketing Tips for the Non-Retailer

Holiday Email Marketing Tips for the Non-Retailer

If yours is a retail or e-tail business revving up your holiday email marketing engines, this advice is not for you (but good luck and Godspeed!)

If on the other hand you’re in the same camp as non-retailers, your email running the risk of being stampeded by the crushing annual blow of “buy now” retail promotional messages to consumer inboxes from September through December, read on.

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LiveIntentional Weekly: Keeping Track of “Do-Not-Track"

LiveIntentional Weekly: Keeping Track of “Do-Not-Track"

A recent poll from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism found that 47% of people polled in the U.S. and 39% in the U.K. said that they run ad blockers – and now, recent proposals look to compound this problem by setting stricter standards around “Do-Not-Track” that will employ ad blockers as reinforcement.

This week, Only Influencer’s partner LiveIntent takesa look at these changes and how publishers can combat what might be the single greatest threat to publisher revenue since… well, the Internet.

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5 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season

5 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season

Well, it’s past that time of year again. Yes, past. Many companies start planning for the holiday season back in March, so if you’re just starting now…..hurry. Even if you’ve started, begin thinking now about what you can do to juice things up, and survive the holiday rush. Because let’s all admit it, volume will go up and consumers will go crazy. How do you be a hero, try something new and survive the hectic holiday period? Let’s take a look at the things you can do to save yourself and your team.

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2015 Look Book from Shaw + Scott

2015 Look Book from Shaw + Scott

Download the 2015 Email Marketing Look Book, brought to you by Shaw + Scott. 

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The Ultimate Christmas Campaign Planning Calendar 2015

The Ultimate Christmas Campaign Planning Calendar 2015

If you haven’t started your U.S. holiday campaign planning, it’s time to get cracking. To help you move things along, I’ve outlined the major online selling opportunities and created a handy calendar to help you get organized for the busy season. There are 14 important dates to build campaigns around.

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