While brands everywhere are embracing customer-centricity, many relics of brand-centric thinking are still out there. Here are six manipulative email marketing tactics that marketers need to stop using.
CAN-SPAM sets a low bar for compliance. Subscribers, inbox providers, and other countries have set much, much higher bars for what’s acceptable. While on the surface, lax regulations look like an advantage for brands marketing to American consumers, it’s really setting them up for failure. Here’s what CAN-SPAM requires and how the law could be doing a much better job of setting U.S. businesses up for email marketing success…
To satisfy the Hierarchy of Subscriber Needs, you need to create respectful, functional, valuable, and at least occasional remarkable email experiences. Meeting these needs is the secret to creating relevance, which boosts brands’ email marketing performance, return on investment, and deliverability. We explain each need and how to measure whether you’re meeting each one.
2017 State of Email Deliverability: The Behaviors that Help and Hurt Marketers’ Inbox Placement [eBook]
Marketers can be successful in spite of email deliverability problems, but why take the hard path? After surveying more than 3,500 marketers, we’ve identified the practices that clearly lower email marketers’ risks of being blocked or blacklisted, as well as those that absolutely raise those risks—sometimes dramatically.
Doing email marketing right is challenging in the best of circumstances. But it’s made more difficult by all of the outdated and just plain wrong advice out there that leads marketers astray. To put you on the right course, we’re busting 25 email marketing myths and providing you with the resources to get to the truth.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU’s new privacy law, will come into force in all EU member states on May 25, 2018. Here’s what changes GDPR will bring to the email industry.
Consumer attitudes toward spam continue to shift dramatically, which demands an equal shift in email marketing strategies. To understand consumers’ current definition of spam and why they end email relationships with brands, Litmus and Fluent surveyed more than 1,300 American adults. See the results and our 7-point plan for how marketers can avoid spam complaints and extend subscriber relationships.
After hearing the case for single opt-in and double opt-in and polling marketers on the issue, we’ve come to the following three opinions regarding finding the optimal email permission practices for your brand.
The contest between SOI and DOI is clearly one of great public interest, judging by the number of people who have testified by commenting and by the reactions of people on Twitter and elsewhere. Let the voice of the people be heard!
The email inbox is shared space. And while the format of an email address—Subscriber@InboxProvider.com—tells you who’s in charge, it’s undeniable that all three parties—subscribers, inbox providers, and senders—have an important role to play in the inbox and that each have their own kind of control.