The continued dominance of email as a marketing channel is elevated further in a time when people are paying more attention to their inbox in real-time than ever before. But that doesn’t mean marketers don’t need to keep abreast of new technologies and tactics. Among the possibilities for today’s email campaigns is modifying content at
So many unprecedented things have happened in 2020 that I’m afraid to start listing them in case that unlocks a portal to even more horrors. And we still have four months to go, bringing with it more hurricanes, the U.S. elections, COVID-19 2.0 and – maybe most frightening of all – the holiday shopping season.
Food and technology have been on everyone’s mind in the past six months, and for SAP CX these two worlds collided this spring in a 7-day span when its SAP Commerce Cloud was used to launch a new direct-to-consumer platform for Brakes, a leading food supplier in the U.K. “This is where the pandemic has
On Wednesday, September 16 at 1pm EDT, MarTech Today’s, Editorial Director and host of MarTech Live, Kim Davis, will be talking with marketing leaders about email marketing, from the technology that powers it to the challenges of integrating email across other marketing channels. Kim’s guests will include: Michael Barber, Founder, Barber & Hewitt April Mullen, Director
Whenever I think I’ve seen it all after 20+ years as an email professional, a brand does something to surprise me – and often not in a good way. As we work our way through the COVID-19 experience, companies are striving for revenue any which way they can. Most are doing it by ramping up
Three years ago – remember three years ago? When life was normal, and we could eat, shop and travel, and I had logged 130,000 work miles in the air and now I haven’t left home in three months …. Where was I? Oh, yes. Three years ago, I wrote about progressive profiling and how critical
At the recent Discover MarTech virtual event, where I was honored to host a roundtable discussion, I was intrigued by a marketer who wondered whether marketing would be harder as the economy begins to reopen. He suggested it was because the polarization that divides our society on so many issues now extends to the pandemic,
There is no precedent for what we are all going through. There is no playbook for how to keep businesses operating while ongoing shelter in place orders turn workers into remote employees – if they’re lucky. The company I work for held its first 100% virtual all-hands meeting. It was a sobering moment that gave
Many marketing leaders are evaluating whether or not their current technology stack provides the right foundation for their marketing strategy. Often, those contemplating a move fear that migrating to a new marketing automation platform will jeopardize their ability to drive revenue. While this is a valid concern, you can keep your revenue engine humming while
The rapid onset of Covid-19 forced many businesses to quickly halt or adapt their existing email marketing strategy. Content needed to be evaluated for appropriateness, execution and segmentation strategies reconsidered for a disrupted market. For many, the fast-fix was a letter from leadership discussing how their company specifically would manage the challenges of the pandemic.
I’m worried. I see the news every day, covering what’s happening in New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., in my adopted hometown of Dallas and across the country I see stories about relatively healthy people who have died from the coronavirus. And that’s what worries me almost to the point of being scared. Now, read my
Believe it or not, the internet has played a role in U.S. elections since 1996. That year all of the presidential candidates created websites, and yes, they looked like websites built in the 90s on cutting edge Netscape and Internet Explorer browsers. There was no Chrome to speak of back then, no Firefox, no Safari,
Email is the most common method to communicate with your prospects and customers. Active email accounts are expected to exceed four billion in 2020 and 99% of users check their email every day. Email also offers one of the highest returns for marketers, producing $42 for every $1 spent. But email is also highly prone
While auditing a client’s email program recently, I noticed that the company had not updated its abandoned-cart program for a few years. In digital marketing timelines, that’s like leaving it alone for light-years. Among other problems, I found that the message template no longer resonated with the brand and missed some obvious optimizations. It’s regrettable
For email marketers, fraud remains a persistent and serious threat to their businesses, brands and their customers. That’s what the new Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) standard aims to help fix by giving brands a way to both stand out in the inbox while ensuring fraudsters aren’t masquerading as your brand. But as with
Email is the most common method to communicate with your prospects and customers. But email is also highly prone to spoofing and cyberattacks. In fact, 91% of all cyberattacks start with email and 83% of them use brand impersonation – like email@example.com – to initiate the attack. These attacks do significant damage to your company’s