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4 Dumb Ways to Deal with Mail Privacy Protection

There has undoubtedly been a lot of hullabaloo around Mail Privacy Protection affecting email over the last few weeks. Apple iPhone users on apple devices can now surpass tracking pixels and online activity. The industry itself has all agreed that people should not panic and that email will continue to thrive and innovate due to this change from Apple. That being said, we at iPost all love a good laugh, so we decided to come up with four dumb ways your brand can deal with Mail Privacy Protection going forward. (Please note that we are not condoning or endorsing these practices in any way as this post is meant for entertainment purposes only) So without [...]

Andrew Kordek | 8 Questions Answered | Best Email Program

Does the perfect email program exist? What is the best email system? These are commonly asked questions by digital marketers and the answer may surprise you. The perfect email program may or may not exist. Depending on how you define perfection, the Perfect Email Program Video by Andrew Kordek answers 8 commonly asked questions he encounters in his day to day at iPost. In, The Perfect Email Program Video, I discuss/challenge you as email marketers to answer a few questions to see if your program is ahead of the game. Perfect Email Program Video by Andrew Kordek I'm Andrew Kordek, I spent nine years managing emails on the client-side and managing multiple email accounts for Quest [...]

By |July 12th, 2021|Categories: Best Practices, Deliverability, Email Marketing, Featured|Tags: , , |

Top Email Subject Lines In June 2021

Best June email subject lines  We love writing email subject lines. We love testing them. We love to be surprised when what we think will work doesn’t. We also love when an email we didn't expect to take off gets incredible email open rates. Effective Email at its best! We love good emails at iPost. (please don’t get us started on open rates) Source: As you surely know, a well-crafted eye catching email subject line can enhance the email’s opportunity for subscriber engagement when you send an email. While there were so many great emails and great subject lines that hit our personal email inboxes in June 2021, we have handpicked what [...]

By |July 7th, 2021|Categories: Best Practices, Deliverability, Email Marketing, Featured|Tags: , , |

iPost Joins International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG)

SAN MATEO, CALIF., June 29, 2021 iPost email marketing platform for franchises drives the decision to join IFPG iPost, an enterprise email marketing and automation provider is honored to announce that it has become an Elite Member of the International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG), the world's largest & most respected franchise consultant organization. “iPost’s commitment to the franchise community made IFPG the ideal association to partner with,” says Skip O’Neill, iPost VP.  “Helping franchisors to improve their efficiencies and customer communications aligns with our easy to use solution and multi-tier account structure." The amount of change that has happened in recent years around digital marketing is astronomical.  Those franchises that offer the most relevant, targeted email content to [...]

By |June 29th, 2021|Categories: Franchises, Press Releases|Tags: , |

How Many Email Links Should I Have? How to Link an Email.

How many email links should I have? Email marketing is one of the most cost-effective ways to generate and nurture leads. But how many links should you include in your emails? Don't be fooled by the common belief that more email links will increase your click-through rate (CTR). In this post, we'll go over how many evergreen email links are appropriate for one campaign, as well as what types of links you can include in an email. We'll also discuss how to link them correctly with text that makes sense. You might be surprised at what we find out! "MORE LINKS! MORE LINKS! MORE LINKS!"   Stop! Are you questioning how to link an email? Before [...]

By |June 29th, 2021|Categories: Best Practices, Deliverability, Email Marketing, Featured|Tags: , , |

Testing an email is a waste of time.

Testing an email is a waste of time. I am sick of the words “test it” in email marketing.  For the last 15 years, it seems that you cannot go a week without reading an article about the value of testing in email. Thought leaders, content marketers, vendors, and agencies have all banged the drum of just how testing can work and produce results. Unfortunately, in most cases, marketers haul off and test maybe one or two emails, see little if any change, and move on. Perhaps they get discouraged around how testing is supposed to be set up, or maybe they thought it would be easy and find that it takes patience and [...]

Thank you Apple, we L.O.V.E. MPP!

Apple delivered the email marketing community a gift at the WWDC this past week, and we at iPost cannot be more excited.  In case you haven’t heard, Apple will be releasing “Mail Privacy Protection” MPP later this year with iOS15, iPadOS15, watchOS8, and macOS Monterey. Here is what we know so far about Mail Privacy Protection (MPP): IP addresses will be blocked. The opening times of emails will now no longer be accurate at all Email opens will be completely inaccurate - All emails will be marked as open whether a person reads them or not. Tracking Pixels (or “spy pixels”) will be opened by default All remote images will be preloaded before hitting the users [...]

Email delivery vs Email deliverability

In email marketing, email delivery and email deliverability are two entirely different things when it comes to running an email program. Unfortunately, they are often used interchangeably, and it causes some confusion amongst non-email people around your organization. So how do you distinguish email delivery and deliverability? Email Delivery Delivery simply means that the email you just sent was accepted by your recipient’s server and did not bounce.  It doesn’t mean that the email was delivered to the inbox or a folder; it simply means that it wasn’t rejected. Email delivery rate is NOT a metric you want to use to gauge the success of your campaign or your program.  Therefore, the email delivery rate is [...]

Amazing Email Subject Lines May 2021

It's fair to say that email subject lines are one of the most important components of an email. What do email subscribers see first in their email inbox? The email subject line! If your email subject line is not amazing,  then your digital marketing efforts could be falling short. In this post, we reveal amazing subject line examples. We love amazing email subject lines at iPost. We love writing email subject lines. We love testing them. We love to be surprised when what we think will work doesn’t.  We also love when an email we didn't expect to take off gets incredible email open rates. Amazing subject lines can enhance the email’s subscriber engagement While there [...]

By |June 2nd, 2021|Categories: Best Practices, Deliverability, Email Marketing, Featured|Tags: , , |

Memorial Day iPost will be closed in observance

On Monday, May 31st, the offices of iPost will be closed in observance of Memorial Day here in the United States. Memorial Day (formally known as Decoration Day) is typically known as the start of Summer. It is often observed on the last Monday with family and friends either at picnics, sporting events, or other gatherings. However, given the circumstances of the last 14 months, our world needs a bit more celebration, and I, for one, am looking forward to spending some much-needed rest and reflection time on this day of remembrance. Reflect on those men and women comrades who died in service to our country That said, let's not lose sight of what this Memorial [...]

By |May 28th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Governments|Tags: , , |

iPost Announces eValuate, a Free Assessment for Email Marketers

SAN MATEO, CALIF., May 06, 2021 iPost, an enterprise email marketing and automation provider, has announced iPost eValuate, a free assessment of two critical email marketing components: subscribers and creative. With eValuate, iPost experts with an average of 15 years of industry experience conduct both a subscriber analysis and a creative review. iPost eValuate Can Analyze Up To 1,000,000 emails! The Subscriber Analysis analyzes up to 1,000,000 email contacts to determine the health of that database. The iPost team looks for invalids, spam traps, and bogus and disposable email addresses. The team then provides optimization recommendations based on that information. The Creative Analysis looks at one piece of email creative and makes recommendations for optimizing the creative while staying [...]

By |May 13th, 2021|Categories: Associations, Franchises, Press Releases|

Chapter 2: Don’t treat members the same way as non members in email.

Welcome to Chapter 2 of the new series at iPost called "Don't do this, do that," where some of the best minds in email marketing will use dozens of years of both client, agency, and ESP experience to guide you the email marketer with pragmatic advice. This chapter is strictly for Associations where members and non-members are your audiences. MEMBERSHIP MEANS SOMETHING, ESPECIALLY IN EMAIL It is no secret that associations thrive on member growth, engagement, and involvement. Consequently, the decision to become a member is often a strong belief that the Association will provide professional and personal development that aligns with their values. However, membership is a two-way street and requires work from both sides. [...]

By |May 11th, 2021|Categories: Associations, Best Practices, Email Marketing, Featured|Tags: , , |

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