Deliverability, , Marketing Tools

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

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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7 Reasons to Cleanse Your Email List and How to Purge Subscribers

We’re focusing a lot on email marketing recently because we’re really seeing a lot of problems in this industry. If an executive continues to pester you on your email list growth, you really need to point them to this article. The fact is, the larger and older your email list, the more damage it may be having to your email marketing effectiveness. You should, instead, be focused on how many active subscribers you have on your list – those clicking or converting. Reasons to Clean Your Email List Reputation – ISPs block or place your email

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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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AdTech, Analytics & Testing, Content Marketing, Customer Data Platform, Data Management Platform, Technology

Balloons, Bubble Gum, and Martech: Which One Doesn’t Belong?

Unlike balloons and bubble gum, MarTech won’t burst when extended to what seems like a breaking point. Instead, the MarTech industry will continue to shift and stretch and adjust to change and innovation—just as it’s done over the past several years. It may seem that the industry’s current growth is unsustainable. Many have asked whether the martech industry—distended by more than 3,800 solutions —has hit its tipping point. Our simple answer: No, it hasn’t. Innovation isn’t going to slow anytime soon. This ever-expanding ecosystem is the new reality and marketers have to learn how to manage

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How to Choose an Email Service Provider

This week I met with a company that was thinking about leaving their email service provider and building their email system internally. If you asked me a decade ago if that were a good idea, I would have said not. However, times have changed, and the technology of ESPs is pretty easy to implement if you know what you’re doing. It’s why we developed CircuPress. What Changed with Email Service Providers? The biggest change with ESPs has been in deliverability. It’s actually not the ESPs that changed, it’s the ISPs. Email deliverability professionals at major

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