Email isn’t dead, but your strategy might be

Email Strategy

First things first, I can’t stand the “email is dead” myth. It’s something circulated by traditional media, who love calling things dead to put us off the scent of their own problems. However, as an industry, our response has been weak.

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The Email Profession

This week we interview Sara Ezrin Larsen, XO Group’s Vice President of Product Marketing and long time Only Influencers member, about XO Group’s email marketing program:

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Survey Results: Do you use Links and how do you style them?

Email Design

OI Survey Results: Do you use links in email copy and how do you style them.

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LiveIntentional Weekly: Google AMP, Facebook Instant Articles, and Guy Fieri

Email Buying Guide

Google AMP, Facebook Instant Articles and Apple News are being adopted as ways to combat two of the biggest challenges facing publishers these days: Ad Blocking and Mobile. But the things that makes these pages so fast – cached content, little to no JavaScript or third party tags – means losing some audience data, high-impact, high-CPM ad units, and, perhaps most importantly, that direct connection between publishers and their readers as a source. This week, Only Influencers’ partner ... Read more

LiveIntentional Weekly: The Ugly Duckling of Digital

Email Buying Guide

Mark Ash, managing director at Teradata Interactive International, recently told MediaPost’s Sean Hargrave that we’ve seen the end of the days of email being seen as the “ugly duckling” in digital marketing and that, “Email is now the linchpin to our clients as they look to identify people moving from digital marketing’s cookie to in-store purchasing.”

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Email – The New Catalog Killer?

The Email Profession

Recently, L Brands – parent of Victoria’s Secret and home to the famous (and some would say infamous) Victoria’s Secret catalog – announced a strategic change “evolving how the business connects with customers through more focus on loyalty programs and brand-building engagement rather than traditional catalogues and offers.”

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LiveIntentional Weekly: Retargeting 2.0

Email Buying Guide

Retargeting has been historically thought of as a lower sales funnel, direct response tactic. But there are some problems with cookies, the pieces of code used to identify and retarget customers, that have lead to a rethinking of retargeting strategies.

This week, Only Influencer¹s partner LiveIntent is looking at how brands are changing the way they think about retargeting ads and how those ads are changing the ways customers think about themselves

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Welcome to Only Influencers: The World's Leading Community for Email Marketing Professionals


Only Influencers is a "Curated Community" for Email Marketing Professionals: each member of each community is vetted and invited to join based on their background and qualifications. The community is a broad mix of brand marketers, freelancers, entrepreneurs, vendors, publishers and thought leaders. If you have a question that you need expert advice on and a quick answer, Only Influencers is your place. To Register and become a member of Only Influencers, please click on the Register to Join Button at the top of the screen. Only Influencers is curated by industry veteran, Bill McCloskey.  

Members have found Only Influencers it to be a safe, trusted environment for email marketers to discuss sensitive issues. They openly share and exchange information with their peers, confidentially and privately.

Membership is $20 a month or $200 a year.

About Bill McCloskey: Bill McCloskey has been affectionately called The Godfather of Email* and since 2003 has been instrumental in driving awareness of the email marketing industry. He founded and launched eDataSource, Inc, the first email intelligence company and was the first person to write exclusively on Email Marketing when he pitched Mediapost on the idea of writing a weekly column based on the data he was collecting. He began the Email Insider column (the first of the Mediapost “insider” series) and went on to develop and host the Email Insider Summit with Mediapost and is Chairman Emeritus of the conference.

Bill has twice been a finalist for the EEC’s Stefan Pollard Memorial Marketer of the Year Award.

*(Rebel’s Guide to Email, D.J.Waldow)

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