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The Relevancy Group Releases Their Email Marketing Buyer’s Guide and Issue 17 of the Marketer Quarterly

The Relevancy Group, a leading market research and advisory firm released "The Relevancy Ring – ESP Buyer's Guide, 2018 – Enterprise Edition." The research evaluates six enterprise EPSs (Email/Everychannel Service Providers) including Adobe, Cheetah Digital, Epsilon Agility Harmony, MessageGears, Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Zeta Global. Vendors are evaluated on customer satisfaction, product functionality, services capabilities, innovation, and breadth. Also Read: Fractal Analytics Humanizes AI: Acquires Behavioral…

Have Your Best Email Marketing Year Ever by Focusing on Engagement

As you may have seen in the news, Google recently announced the introduction of its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) capabilities to email. AMP for email will enable developers to create more engaging, interactive, and actionable email experiences, from being able to continuously update information like flight times to being able to RSVP for an event directly within the inbox. The possibilities that AMP for Gmail holds are incredibly exciting, and it will provide companies even more ways to capture attention and provide…

Why You Should Be Paying More Attention to Your Holiday Email Marketing

Email marketing is one of the most effective facets of digital marketing, and yet it often remains overlooked. While it may not be very flashy or technologically impressive compared to other features of the internet, when leveraged correctly, email marketing can accomplish more than nearly any other online marketing technique. This is especially true as the holiday season approaches. According to RJMetrics, 50-100 percent more ecommerce revenue is pulled in between Black Friday and Christmas when compared to shopping days…

Don’t Fall for These “Urban Myths” About Email Marketing!

We’ve all heard the story about the snake that survives being flushed down the toilet and now lives in the sewers of New York City… or the one about the traveler who wakes up in a bathtub full of ice and discovers he’s missing a kidney. These urban myths live on through word of mouth and their sensational twists and turns never fail to thrill— but some people actually believe they’re true. The world of email marketing has its own set of urban myths — beliefs and “conventional wisdom” that have been passed down over the…

The Best Email Marketing Software According to G2 Crowd Fall 2017 Rankings, Based on User Reviews

G2 Crowd Finds MailChimp Tops Satisfaction Ratings And Salesforce Email Studio Earns Highest Overall Market Presence Score G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, released the Fall 2017 Email Marketing Software Grid report to help businesses make the best Email Marketing technology buying decision. MailChimp, Constant Contact, and GetResponse were named Leaders in the report, receiving a strong customer satisfaction score with a large market presence. Robly, Campaign Monitor, Emma, AWeber,…

Best Practices For Data-Related Insights When Building Smart Email Marketing Programs

According to a Radicati Group study from January 2017, there will be more than 3.7 billion email users worldwide by the end of the year. No other marketing channel comes close to the reach of email. Email also continuously outperforms other marketing channels, like social media or paid search. At the same time it remains the second most difficult marketing platform to execute. Image Source: kissmetric.com Email marketing is widely adopted but difficult to execute Delivering the astounding 30:1 ROI that email is reported…

SendGrid Launches New Innovative Email Marketing Editing Experience

SendGrid, a leading customer communication platform that drives engagement and growth, announced a new editing experience for SendGrid Marketing Campaigns. The new email marketing editor addresses familiar pain points for marketers who previously had to choose between the convenience of visual design and efficient editing of code. “Savvy, time-starved marketers crave elegant visual design tools that also allow them to quickly and safely edit HTML,” said Steve Sloan, Chief Product Officer at SendGrid. “With the…

Nordisk Film Cinemas Selects Selligent Marketing Cloud to Drive Personalized Customer Engagements Across Web, Email, Mobile and Social

Selligent Marketing Cloud (Selligent), the intelligent omnichannel marketing and experience cloud platform, announced leading Nordic entertainment company, Nordisk Film Cinemas, as a client. Nordisk Film Cinemas (part of Egmont Group) will use Selligent to automate omnichannel digital marketing campaigns, enabling it to personalize and optimize the millions of communications sent to its cinema guests across Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Marketing Technology News: Domain, Oroton, Vend, Yellow and Athena Home Loans Among ANZ…

BlueVenn Launches a New CDP-powered Email Channel Within its Omnichannel Marketing Hub

BlueVenn, the award-winning Customer Data Platform (CDP), has launched a new email marketing channel within its multi-channel marketing automation engine, enabling its users to design, execute and automate more targeted and personalized email communications and combine email marketing with other online and offline channels for a true multi-channel marketing approach. BlueVenn already integrates with the majority of the world's email marketing platforms through bi-directional connectors and API integrations that allow the…

Never Let Marketing Write a Sales Email. Here’s Why

You crafted the perfect email. Or so you thought. It was clever, brimming with helpful data, and funny, too. But click-through rates were poor. And response rates? Abysmal. What did you do wrong with the sales email? The answer? Probably not much. But a few key things you did (or didn’t do) tanked your engagement metrics. Increasing sales email engagement remains a perennial issue for marketers. And while we haven’t found all of the answers, we have found what’s working best right now. To combat email marketers’…

Essendant Enhances Reseller eCommerce Suite with Launch of Personalized Email and Content Marketing Tools

New Tools Email Sales Pro and Personalized Marketing Zones Help Resellers Expand to Better Personalize Online Shopping Experiences Amidst a Rapidly Growing B2B Ecommerce Industry Essendant, a national wholesaler distributor, announces the launch of Email Sales Pro and Personalized Marketing Zones -- two new eCommerce solutions offered within its suite of strategic digital marketing capabilities for resellers. These new integrations follow a growing demand for more personalization in online shopping experiences from end…

Online Health Retailer Vitacost.com Boosts Customer Engagement with Personalized Kinetic Email Campaign Powered by Selligent Marketing…

Leading health retailer sees 31 percent lift in revenue per email with dynamic ‘Mystery Sale’ Global B2C marketing automation company, Selligent Marketing Cloud, shared the results of a successful digital marketing campaign by client Vitacost.com, Inc., a leading online retailer of health and wellness products. Leveraging kinetic email, Vitacost.com drove revenue per email (RPE) up 31 percent, while simultaneously boosting customer engagement and lifetime value. Vitacost.com is known for offering healthy consumer…

A New Hawk in Marketing Technology: Piano Takes AI to the Core of Email Newsletter Personalization

Piano Launches First Hyper-Personalized AI Email Newsletter and Content Recommendation Platform Piano, the leading customer experience optimization company driving revenue for content marketers and media, announces the launch of Piano ESP, the first artificially intelligent email newsletter platform to automatically personalize and deliver multi-channel, audience intelligent content recommendations to every individual user. It uses machine learning to analyze user behavior across email, desktop and mobile, discovering…

Study: Holiday Marketing Emails Generate, on Average, Higher Conversions Than Business-As-Usual Emails

Themed Campaigns That Reference Specific Holidays See Lower Open Rates, but Generate More Conversions Than BAU Messages Holiday emails sent in Q4 of last year often drove higher conversion rates than business-as-usual (BAU) emails, despite generating 16.8 percent lower open rates, indicating the importance of message theme, type of offer and time of deployment when it comes to capturing subscriber attention and maximizing share of wallet. In its 2018 Holiday Marketing Guide, Yes Lifecycle Marketing analyzed almost 8…

Do Brands Use Email and Marketing Automation Effectively?

Let’s Get a Deeper Insight into How the Email and Marketing Automation Trend Has Developed Email marketing automation is the fastest-prancing technology that provides marketing teams with the power to optimize lead generation, drive sales conversions, and ultimately generate more ROI. Automation is a critical component in modern-day marketing stack for leading businesses and SMBs. According to the recent stats, the global marketing automation software market is expected to reach $7.63 billion by 2025. Email…

Opensense Expands Beyond Email Signature Marketing, Extends Founding Team, and Adds Corporate Email Expertise

Email Security and Marketing Pioneers Bring Powerful All-in-One Email Signature Marketing and Management Platform to Enterprises Opensense, an all-in-one email signature marketing and managementplatform, debuted this week at the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit. Opensense transforms company email into an interactive digital media platform that brings transparency and opportunity to every outbound email. Business communication has shifted to become more human, transparent, and one-to-one. The way…

Email Signature Marketing: 10 Tips on How to Drive Leads, Increase Sales and Boost Your Social Following

Despite the rapid growth of social media and technologies, email remains one of the most effective marketing channels. According to a research conducted by the Direct Marketing Association and Demand Metric, email has a median ROI of 122% which is four times higher than other marketing formats such as paid search advertising or social media. The Power Of Email What makes an email such a powerful tool in the hands of marketers and sales reps? Email is one of the few marketing channels that do not depend on a third…

Maropost Adds an Intuitive Email Editor to Its Enterprise Marketing Cloud

Last time MarTech Series covered a news release about Maropost, I saw a lot of potential in this ingeniously built email automation platform. Living up to its promising spree of innovations, the company released a new user-friendly addition to its digital messaging and email solutions platform. The latest drag-and-drop intuitive email editor in Maropost Marketing Cloud offers seamless integration with existing email suites, allowing marketers to create highly interactive and intuitive campaigns using powerful…

MarTech Primer: Types of Marketing Data

In 2020, Marketing leaders understand the evolving nature of Data Management Platforms. Yet, a majority of these leaders have a tough time executing their strategies. This is largely attributed to three factors-- Lack of Time Inadequate tools and processes Talent Attrition Even for Marketing teams who manage to tackle these challenges have to face a serpentine task to justify their increased data and analytics budget. It’s new, but a straightforward priority-- it’s ‘Privacy’. To better understand the…

Why You Need to Allocate Marketing Spend to the Post-Purchase Experience

Acquiring new customers is hard - after months of work setting up Marketing campaigns, optimizing websites, re-targeting, and personalizing, it can be painful to see a customer initiate a return. But a return doesn't have to mean a lost sale or an unhappy customer. Returns are a common part of the post-purchase experience, which is an increasingly crucial element of the customer journey. From the point of a customer return, to packaging and speed of shipment, even to what an order tracking page looks like - it’s far too…