I always get a chuckle when my e-mail marketing colleagues push "relevance" as an industry best practice. If we as marketing experts have to remind the common practitioner to ensure their message matches their market, it proves e-mail marketing is an institution with bottom of the barrel admission standards.
As waves of jittery economic and financial reports wreak havoc on financial markets, CFOs are starting to put pressure on department heads to cut anything and everything that doesn't contribute directly to top and bottom lines.
The one-size-fits-all mentality simply doesn't work anymore, especially when it comes to selling online. Just when you think you're aiming your marketing and creative efforts at the right target market, think again and think smaller.
In a perfect world, your e-mail service provider is flexible, responsive to your needs, knowledgeable of new technology and cost effective. It is not a perfect world, and working with an e-mail vendor can be frustrating as you negotiate contracts and customize service plans.
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What's in our mailbox this month: fitness postcards from Retro Fitness, American Woman Fitness Centers, Union's United Taekwondo Academy, and Bally Total Fitness. (We're totally pumped.)
Social data can improve a brand's bottom line and customer relationships. Just ask brands Infiniti and Diamond Nexus.
Here are three must-have data sets that every marketer should include in his or her email strategy.