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Email Marketing For Franchise Development

Connecting with your audience and developing the franchise are extremely important for growth in the franchise industry. All successful franchises use email marketing and automation tools for franchise development. When you think of franchise development, you don’t often think about how email marketing can influence the process. However, a well-executed and timely franchise email marketing campaign to potential franchisees can carry a ton of weight in strengthening brand awareness. Franchise development needs to have email marketing as a part of their foundation for growth and this post will explore how you can accomplish that. TYPES OF PROGRAMS IN FRANCHISE EMAIL MARKETING In the Franchise world, email marketing can essentially be used for three different purposes: Franchise [...]

2021 Gaming & Gambling Industry Conferences Recap Las Vegas

I recently attended two industry-specific conferences, both in Las Vegas.  First was the Multi-unit Franchise Conference (MUFC) followed two weeks later at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E).  It was nice to get out and start seeing people face to face.  It’s funny that a franchise-related event and a casino/gaming event could have so much in common. Industry Conferences Recap The over-arching theme from both conferences was the need for engagement.  At the MUFC 2021 event, it was around the franchisor wanting to determine which prospective franchisee is more likely to buy a franchise location.  They are wanting an automated process to separate the wheat from the chaff for those who raise their hand to learn more [...]

By |November 1st, 2021|Categories: Franchises|Tags: , |

Benchmarking for Email Marketing

Welcome to a new digital marketing 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 to help improve your marketing strategy. This week's article is about Benchmarking. What Is Benchmarking? First, let's start with some definitions. According to Wikipedia, "Benchmarking is the practice of comparing business processes and performance metrics to industry bests and best practices from other companies." Benchmark is defined as an object, such as a ruler or standard, used as a measure of size, accuracy, or quality. So if you're comparing yourself to [...]

By |October 23rd, 2021|Categories: Associations, Best Practices, Featured, Franchises|Tags: , |

iPost to Attend Multi-Unit Franchising Conference 2021

Franchisors and Franchisees, can I have your attention, please? I have just been handed an URGENT bit of news that iPost is a Bronze Sponsor of the annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference Las Vegas MUFC 2021. We are super excited about being there from August 31st - September 3rd, 2021. Despite not having a booth, we will be sending Skip O’Neill, our resident wine connoisseur, gin expert, and email marketing warrior, to this great franchising event. Skip is quite eager to connect with fellow attendees. iPost brings value to the Franchise Industry, Learn More at Multi-Unit Franchising Conference. We understand complex Franchise Systems. At iPost, our commitment to the franchise industry is evident in that we are [...]

By |August 19th, 2021|Categories: Email Marketing, Featured, Franchises|Tags: , , , |

Franchise Marketing Attribution in Digital Email Marketing

In a recent Scorpion Research Study (published on the IFA site) done on Franchise Owner Marketing Attitudes & Usage, almost 27% of the business owner respondents said that Franchise Marketing Attribution was the most significant marketing challenge that they faced. In addition, when asked about what aspects of their digital advertising could work better, respondents said: “they wanted their SEO, PPC, directory listing, and email marketing to work more cohesively.” These marketing challenges may seem daunting but are not impossible to solve. Key Factors to Consider for Better Franchise Marketing Attribution 1. Attribution > cohesion When it comes to channel cohesion, it’s always the dream of any C-Level executive to want channels to work better together. [...]

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: , |

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 [...]

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|

Emails From The Client Side – Levels of Engagement

As we continue to grow, we are constantly fielding questions around our solution and its ability to perform strategically no matter what vertical they are in. One common theme from our clients is "levels of engagement." A recent email from the client-side asked us this: My engagement levels have peaked in many of my programs, and I'm trying to determine if it would be a better use of time to build on these or if I should focus on creating new campaigns where I can start with a lower engagement rate but perhaps achieve a higher conversion rate as a result. What do you think? How do your subscribers compare across the various programs you manage? [...]

Purging Your Subscribers: How to Determine Who Needs To Be Purged

Check your marketing ego at the door, people, because at some point in your email career, you will be faced with the decision to purge subscribers from your email program. Purging your subscribers is a great way to maintain the legitimacy of your database. What does purging mean? Purging means that you take a pre-defined segment of subscribers and remove them from your sendable database. Here, the operative term is "pre-defined," which means that you need to agree on what parameters make up the need to kick the subscribers to the curb. There are almost always spam accounts lingering on your subscribers' list. DEFINING THE PURGING SEGMENT Let's be clear; there is no definitive definition or [...]

By |April 20th, 2021|Categories: Associations, Best Practices, Email Marketing, Featured, Franchises|Tags: |

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