One discussion that I have every week with clients is the increasingly frustrating means of building and sustaining a successful email marketing program. Simply put, as your email marketing list grows, so do your deliverability headaches. It seems that internet service providers have abandoned any hope of rewarding best practices and just have dumb algorithms that continue to punish good senders. Case in point, one of my colleagues in the industry found Yahoo! blocking 100% of his email – despite his platform adhering to every industry standard and best practice listed by the Yahoo! postmaster.
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
As a marketer, there’s nothing more frustrating and time-consuming than having to deal with moving data and the associated data integrity issues. Validity is comprised of software services and solutions that help enterprises know where they stand with their data with ongoing assessments, alerts, and tools to correct data issues. For over a decade, tens of thousands of administrators in over 20 countries across the world have trusted Validity to regain integrity with their CRM data. The Validity platform includes: Validity DemandTools – No organization is immune to dealing with challenges of keeping their database
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
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