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Gift Reminders Increase Email List Sizes...

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...

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Cross Brand Marketing Can Be Tricky...

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...

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Most Popular Subject Line Keywords...

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...

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Twelve Email Marketing Must Haves, Part II...

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...

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Twelve Email Marketing Must Haves, Part I...

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...

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Email Mishaps and Remedies...

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...

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Unsubscribe Confirmations Can Be Legal, Effective...

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...

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A Primer On Email Subject Line Testing...

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...

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Southwest Airlines’ Updated Email Program is a Winner...

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...

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