Everything Retailers Need to Know about Discount and Coupon Strategies

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Wow – as soon as I saw this infographic from VoucherCloud, a leading UK voucher and discount site, I knew I had to share it! The infographic is a comprehensive look at retail discounts, voucher strategies, loyalty cards and coupon marketing best practices for retailers. It provides the profile of a coupon user, tips and tricks for optimizing your campaigns, and a ton of examples … Continue reading

The Challenge of Marketing Silos and How to Break Them

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Teradata, in collaboration with Forbes Insights, have released a new survey that sets out to explore the challenges and solutions for breaking down marketing silos. The survey enlists five leading CMOs of both B2B and B2C type companies to share their different backgrounds, perspectives, challenges and solutions. The whitepaper discusses the challenges of marketing silos, including each having its own brand vision, disjointed customer experiences, … Continue reading

Iterable: The Next Generation of Email Marketing Platforms

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As a Growth engineer at Twitter, Justin Zhu noticed a serious need. Marketers and project managers (aka non-engineers) wanted to do cool things with email, like machine learning, A/B testing, and/or designing drip campaigns, but didn’t know how and had to constantly rely on the extremely busy technical team. Email was a huge part of Twitter’s growth and engagement strategy, but unfortunately the non-technical marketers … Continue reading

A Roadmap to the Future of Marketing

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Nailed it. That’s what I thought as soon as I saw the image below from MediaPlant’s report sponsored by Microsoft, Dollars, Bits, and Atoms: A Roadmap to the Future of Marketing. It’s a well-thought out and practical look at how technology is evolving to enable more effective marketing strategies. One diagram stood out as we’ve been assisting companies develop their online marketing strategies so I’ve … Continue reading

Email Insights: How to Research Your Email Competition

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When do your competitors send their emails? What do those emails look like? What kind of subject lines do they use? What are the most popular email newsletters in your industry? These are the kinds of questions that can be answered using Email Insights, a tool for email marketers to research the most popular email newsletters and/or your competition. Email Insights already has the most … Continue reading

Mail Tester: A Free Tool to Check Your Email Newsletter Against Common SPAM Issues

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We’ve been monitoring our email inbox percentages with our partners at 250ok and getting some great results. I wanted to dig in a little deeper to the actual construction of our email and found a great tool called mail tester. Mail tester provides you with a unique email address that you can send your newsletter to and then they provide you an quick analysis of … Continue reading

Is Marketing Really Changing Radically?

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This infographic pulls together some great results from a Accenture’s CMO Insights of 2014, but I’m afraid that it opens with a dramatic title that’s misrepresented. It states: 78% of Respondents Agree that marketing is expected to undergo radical changes over the next 5 years. Respectfully, I disagree. Marketing is evolving and digital is in the forefront of most strategies. Budgets are shifting, social and … Continue reading

Mailtrack: Track Your Gmail Opens using this Chrome Plugin

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Have you ever wondered whether or not someone opened the email you sent using Gmail? You can use Mailtrack to do just that. Mailtrack is a Chrome plugin that adds a tracking pixel to your outgoing message. When your recipient opens your email, the image is requested and Mailtrack registers the open, indicating that it’s been seen with a checkmark in your Gmail interface. This … Continue reading