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Gift Reminders Increase Email List Sizes

Posted on Jul 28 2010 by

Like many seasonal or anniversary oriented retailers, FTD has a Gift Reminder program, which they do a great job of promoting. (Side note: The name “FTD” originally stood for “Florists’ Telegraph Delivery” when the company was founded in 1910. Then, in 1914, the name was updated to “Florists’ Transworld Delivery.” Who knew?) I recently purchased […]

Cross Brand Marketing Can Be Tricky

Posted on Jul 07 2010 by

p>If I am a customer of a particular brand, it’s no secret that their sister brands might also try to market to me. This happens all the time in postal mail advertising (think of all the seemingly random catalogs you receive during the holidays), but is a bit trickier in the email marketing realm. I […]

Most Popular Subject Line Keywords

Posted on Jun 16 2010 by

I thought I’d quickly pass along a USA Today Snapshot featured data from none other than yours truly, Experian Marketing Services. Their chart lists the top 10 most popular subject-line keywords as pulled from our study, The 2010 digital marketer: Benchmark and trend report. Are there any keywords that surprise you? Are there any that […]

Twelve Email Marketing Must Haves, Part II

Posted on Apr 23 2010 by

Email marketing is an ever evolving art. It morphs and changes from one hot topic — or “must have” — to the next. Below are twelve current hot topics in email marketing listed in no particular order. Any serious or casual email marketer should know what these are and should use as many as them as he or she can in their email marketing endeavors.

Twelve Email Marketing Must Haves, Part I

Posted on Apr 22 2010 by

Email marketing is an ever evolving art. It morphs and changes from one hot topic — or “must have” — to the next. Below are twelve current hot topics in email marketing listed in no particular order. Any serious or casual email marketer should know what these are and should use as many as them […]

Email Mishaps and Remedies

Posted on Apr 15 2010 by

It is inevitable that sometime in an email marketer’s life, there will be a mistake in a live email deployment. This could come in the form of the wrong subject line, missing or broken images, mismatched offer codes, incorrect content, a down website just to name a few. How should mistakes be handled? Yes, sticking […]

Unsubscribe Confirmations Can Be Legal, Effective

Posted on Apr 06 2010 by

I recently unsubscribed from Omaha Steaks email because I was subscribed with more than one email address and no longer wanted to receive duplicate messages. After unsubscribing via email, I was sent a real-time “We removed your email address” confirmation message. I had never received an email like this before (I am told other businesses […]

A Primer On Email Subject Line Testing

Posted on Jan 29 2010 by

Subject line testing is not a new concept to email marketing or to this blog. However, it is an important key to email marketing success. Subject line testing is easy to do and offers concrete results, but is often neglected. Below is a typical inbox. Which subject lines best grab your attention? Which approach would […]

Southwest Airlines’ Updated Email Program is a Winner

Posted on Oct 26 2009 by

I have been a fan of Southwest Airlines for years. They seem to truly want to please their customers and are always making changes to the way they work to make processes better. Some recent changes that they have made for the better include assigning a boarding range instead of everyone in the boarding group […]

Is Share-With-Your-Network Killing Forward-To-A-Friend?

Posted on Sep 15 2009 by

Share-with-your-network (SWYN) is a relatively new phenomenon in the email marketing space. SWYN includes links to social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Digg etc. Some email pundits believe that SWYN is slowly but surely putting an end to forward-to-a-friend (FTAF) functionality in email. I personally don’t believe this is the case. What is clear […]