A couple weeks ago I had a discussion with Ken Magill of the Magill Report about spam traps. He had moderated a webinar about spam traps and I publicly contradicted some of the statements made about spam traps. He contacted me and interviewed me for an updated article about traps for his newsletter. The next week […]
This morning I received a great example of a 3rd party email that I thought I’d share with all of you. What’s so great about it? It’s sent from the company I actually gave my email address to: Macheist. It tells me why I’m getting this email: I purchased Fantastical back in 2013 It […]
Campaign Monitor analyzed over 2.2 million campaigns and came up with some rules of thumb for effective email marketing.
Happy New Year! I am back and ready to talk email with folks. December is always a busy time, both between the holidays and all associated personal stuff, but also for delivery consulting. There are senders that suddenly discover their email going to the bulk folder and needing help and assistance. But now it’s January […]
Email is a helluva drug. That must be why I’m sitting here in a hotel room in Chicago where it’s minus something-a-lot outside and the roads are full of ice, salt and dingy snow. It seemed like such a great idea at the time. Virgin America sent me an email advertising a 20% off sale […]
I download a lot of ESP white papers. Not because I’m looking for an ESP, but because I think it’s important to know what’s happening in the industry and what topics people think are important. I understand fully that white papers are a lead generation tool and I can expect followup from sales people at […]
I can’t do anything except say +1 to this list of ineffective habits of email marketers from Loren McDonald.
Getting to the inbox is becoming a greater and greater challenge for many marketers. According to Return Path, 22% of opt in mail doesn’t make it to the inbox. The challenge to marketers is that a lot of opt in mail isn’t important to the recipient. Sure, they’re happy enough to get it if they […]
I woke up this morning to an exploding twitter and FB feeds with lots of friends cheering the defeat of DOMA and Prop 8. Apparently some companies are getting into the act as well. (Behind a cut because some of this may be slightly NSFW in some places)
Marketo filed documents for a $75M IPO yesterday.