Deliverability, Ecommerce and Retail, , Marketing Infographics

5 Tips to Improve Your Holiday Email Experience in 2017

Our partners at 250ok, an email performance platform, along with Hubspot and MailCharts have provided some essential data and variances with the last two years of data for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. To give you the best advice available, Joe Montgomery of 250ok teamed up with Courtney Sembler, Inbox Professor at HubSpot Academy, and Carl Sednaoui, Director of Marketing and Co-Founder at ‎MailCharts. The email data included comes from MailCharts’ analysis of top 1000 internet retailers’ (IR1000) emails that included “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday” in the subject line. They’ve concluded that you can

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Deliverability, , Marketing Infographics

The Way We Read Work Email is Changing

In a world where more email is sent than ever (up 53% from 2014), understanding what kinds of messages are sent, and when those messages are sent is both useful and important. Like many of you, my inbox is out of control. When I read about inbox zero, I can’t help but be a little pessimistic about the volume and manner in which the emails are responded to. In fact, if it weren’t for SaneBox and MailButler (using my referral links there), I’m not sure how I’d handle my email. Sanebox does a fantastic job at learning

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Deliverability,

How Purging Our Subscriber List Increased our CTR by 183.5%

We used to advertise on our site that we had over 75,000 subscribers on our email list. While that was true, we had a nagging deliverability issue where we were getting stuck in spam folders a lot. While 75,000 subscribers look great when you’re seeking email sponsors, it’s absolutely terrible when email professionals let you know they weren’t getting your email because it was getting stuck in the junk folder. It’s a weird spot to be in and I hated it. Not to mention the fact that we have two different email experts as sponsors

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Deliverability,

The Stupid Way I Increased Our Inbox Placement Rate by 15%

Email delivery is stupid. I’m not kidding. It’s been around for over 20 years but we still have 50+ email clients that all display the same code differently. And we tens of thousands of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who all basically have their own rules around managing SPAM. We have ESPs that have stringent rules that businesses have to conform to when adding a single subscriber… and those rules are never actually communicated to the ISP. I love analogies, so let’s think about this. I’m Doug, the business that builds amazing sports cars – my

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Deliverability, , Marketing Tools

Why, How, and Where to Verify Your Email Marketing Lists Online

Email marketing is a blood sport. In the last 20 years, the only thing that’s changed with email is that good email senders continue to get punished more and more by email service providers. While ISPs and ESPs could totally coordinate if they wanted to, they simply don’t. The result is that there’s an adversarial relationship between the two. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) block Email Service Providers (ESPs)… and then ESPs are forced to block clients. It’s not as simple as double opt-in in the industry. Sites like ours work with partners on shared campaigns

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