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  • 5 Bad Email Practices to Avoid in 2023

Avoid These 5 Bad Email Habits in 2023

It's fair to say that none of us in email marketing are in it to annoy our subscribers with our email newsletters. We have all read articles about why subscribers leave your email program. This article about five bad email practices to avoid in 2023 is no exception. In addition to frequency and lack of personalization in emails, some things just flat-out drive people nuts. They may be things that you don't intentionally do, but they are things nonetheless. I hope you will take inventory of your program and see if these five things impact your engagement in any way. #1 POOR SIGN-UP EXPERIENCE Imagine you have been invited to a fabulous party where tons of [...]

By |March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Associations, Best Practices, Featured, Franchises, Publishing|Tags: |

Are Long Emails Bad? How Long Should an Email Be?

Are Long Emails Bad? You Have Been Mislead. In recent years people in the email industry have led you to believe that you should stop writing long emails because email subscribers don't read long emails anymore. Email marketing strategists and thought leaders have subsequently encouraged you to write shorter emails (50 to 125 words - 200 words) or image-heavy with little copy and bullet points because subscribers "scan." The industry has said that no one likes to scroll on emails unless you have valuable content, and only then should you have your most valuable content at the top to grab their attention. Captain Obvious called on the former and asked that I tell you "HOGWASH" on [...]

By |February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Associations, Best Practices, Creative, Email Marketing, Featured, Franchises|Tags: , , |
  • Silent Marketing Solution: Use Email Analytics to Best Engage Silent Subscribers

Silent Marketing Solution: Use Email Analytics to Best Engage Silent Subscribers

What are the best email analytics to help determine which subscribers are bringing you down? As digital consumers, we’ve all been through this scenario of disillusionment: You land at a website and you like what you see. You subscribe to the brand’s emails because you’re thinking this is the start of something. Then the emails start coming. They fail to offer what you’d anticipated. And they keep coming. And you wish they’d just stop. Next thing you know, you’ve gone from warm fuzzies about a brand to being a disillusioned silent subscriber who never opens another email. We know that’s a tiresome and oft-repeated scenario as consumers. But we need to address this common occurrence from [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Categories: Associations, Data, Featured|Tags: |
  • Gmail Inbox Deliverability - Prevent Gmail Spam

Gmail Inbox Deliverability – Prevent Gmail Spam

GMAIL IS EMAIL KING. Gmail is a big deal for B2C email marketers. Gmail email addresses can make up 40-80% of your list and cause headaches for marketers who need to have high inbox placement to be successful. Gmail has over 1.5 billion users, a vast email client market share, and is always innovating around the email experience while continuously improving its algorithms to determine inbox placement and delivery of your messages. They are demanding that marketers become better at email marketing, and we at iPost agree. We understand your goal is to prevent mail to Gmail users from being blocked or sent to spam. GMAIL ALGORITHM HACKS Let's be clear; there are no hacks or [...]

  • Marketing Cloud Alternatives: When You Want Features, Not Headaches

Marketing Cloud Alternatives: When You Want Features, Not Headaches

For all those marketers searching for marketing cloud alternatives, it’s a bit confusing, right? I mean, we’re talking about huge Fortune 100 companies that have been around for years and are so well-known that people make memes about using them. Yet marketers have experienced so many headaches that they are actively seeking out marketing cloud alternatives instead. I suspect it’s because marketers want to be able to do what the big marketing clouds promise without having to work so hard and pay so much to do so. They want the features, but they do not want the headaches that come with implementing or using those features. And they’re at the point when they realize they need [...]

By |January 12th, 2021|Categories: Associations, Email Marketing, Featured, Franchises|Tags: |
  • Email Trends: 13 Email Marketing Trends Predictions for 2021

Email Trends: 13 Email Marketing Trends Predictions for 2021

2020 SUCKED (1 Star ⭐) 2020 was a year of consolidation and regurgitation in the email industry. Companies merged, were bought, and even changed names, while the industry managed to talk about the same stuff that we were talking about 10-15 years ago. The operative words in the industry were personalization, automation, and the "New Normal."   While 2020 did suck, it quickly reminded us that pivoting our strategies was not a bad thing, and those that were quick and agile faired far better than those that just followed.  Email Marketing Trends Predictions In 2021, more of the same will happen across the industry. Companies will consolidate, and "personalization" will be a hot topic of many posts [...]

  • iPost Three-Areas-Of-Messaging-Focus

3 Techniques to Enhance Your Email Messaging Focus

How can you ensure that your email marketing efforts continue to resonate with your subscribers? Focus on three key techniques that will make sure you humanize, harmonize, and empathize with your audience. No matter what type of business you’re running, it’s vital to understand the importance of creating relationships with your subscribers. After all, these people are the lifeblood of your company; if they feel valued and appreciated, they’ll likely respond by telling their friends about your brand or purchasing more products from you in the future! Email volume will continue to break all sorts of records in the next few years. Brands must be aware that they are not just competing with competitors, but almost [...]

By |December 1st, 2020|Categories: Associations, Email Marketing, Featured, Franchises|
  • Welcome Emails Need Unsubscribe Links

Do Welcome Emails Need Unsubscribe Links?

At iPost, we get a lot of questions about welcome emails, the purpose of welcome emails, and whether you should include an unsubscribe link or not in your welcome email to make it easier for people to leave your email list. Some email marketers even say that if you don’t include an unsubscribe link, you’re killing your list. But do welcome emails need an unsubscribe link? And why does it matter? Let’s talk about it! What is required in my welcome emails? Pro-tip, one of the greatest misconceptions of welcome emails is that they are transactional and, therefore, not subject to Can-Spam compliance of having an email opt-out in them. While accurate in concept, treating a [...]

By |November 17th, 2020|Categories: Associations, Best Practices, Email Marketing, Featured, Franchises, Publishing|Tags: , |
  • Bad Email: 9 Bad Email Tactics to Avoid in Q4

9 Bad Email Tactics to Avoid

By now, you have been inundated with blog posts, webinars, and whitepapers that show all of the good email tactics you can employ in Q4 to end 2020 on a high note for revenue in your digital marketing program. If we wanted to conform to everyone else with a uniform marketing tactic, we would, but given our unique approach to hitting send in the modern-day ESP is slightly different from most, we thought a more direct approach would be best. Bad Email Tactic Examples: Tactic #1 Never employ a COO strategy! Like a COI (confirmed opt-in), don't create an email that your email list must click on to opt-out of your email program. Tactic #2 OOPS. [...]

  • Improve Your Email Marketing Results Right Now

Improve Your Email Marketing Results Right Now

Quick! What’s the best way to improve your email marketing right now? Grow your list? Send more emails? Change vendors? Use emojis in your subject line? The answer is…none of the above. What's The Best Way to Improve Your Email Marketing Results? The reality is, the best way to improve your email campaigns right now is with your words. Your email copywriting in digital marketing is something you can improve today to drive higher open rates, CTRs and ROI. Look at your own email inbox: How many marketing emails stand out and get your attention, pique your interest, and compel you to act? Not many, right? And that’s your opportunity, your competitive edge, when you learn [...]

By |October 27th, 2020|Categories: Associations, Email Marketing, Featured, Franchises, Gaming, Publishing|
  • What Are The Reticent Subscribers

What Are The Reticent Subscribers

Whether the number of email subscribers in your email list is 5,000 or 15,000,000, there is a lurking set of email addresses that no one wants to talk about it. They are Reticent Subscribers. These email addresses can be a gold mine or a sinkhole. Believe it or not, you, as an email marketer, can control at least part of where they end up. First things first, the Merriam-Webster reticent definition: reticent adjective ret·​i·​cent | \ ˈre-tə-sənt  \ Definition of reticent 1: inclined to be silent or uncommunicative in speech. Reticent Subscribers Reticent subscribers are the quiet ones that you have no idea what they are thinking about your brand's email program. These subscribers are people who have signed up, engaged, and [...]

By |October 21st, 2020|Categories: Associations, Best Practices, Email Marketing, Featured, Franchises, Gaming, Publishing|
  • Frequency Matters

What You Need to Know About Email Frequency

Sending too much email to subscribers can increase unsubscribes, spam complaints, and generally annoy the people on your list. However, not sending enough can be an even greater risk. Best Tip: Watch your email frequency & follow our 9 Email Marketing Trends. Why Email Frequency Matters: When you send too much, recipients are more likely to not want to see your messages anymore. More and more people unsubscribe which results in diminishing returns for your email marketing strategy. When that happens, it’s hard (and expensive) to get back into their email inboxes. And if you send too little email, you may be missing out on revenue or referrals. The key is to understand what a customer [...]

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