Transactional and triggered emails (e.g., ‘welcome emails’) are on the rise, but senders are not investing enough in the technology behind them to maintain consistent deliverability, engagement and quality, according to findings from SparkPost’s 2020 Benchmark Report. Transactional emails are a critical element of the customer experience. Whether it’s a confirmation email with a receipt,
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The proliferation of digital channels and devices has made it more difficult for B2B marketers to accurately target prospects with the right messages, on the right devices, at the right times. Prospects are managing more of the buying process themselves, creating decision short lists by researching brand websites and social channels without ever speaking to
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Valimail has announced the general availability of its DMARC monitoring solution to domain owners — for free. Valimail DMARC Monitor is a cloud-based tool that provides visibility into email sending activities from the domain, allowing domain owners (brands) to monitor for unusual activity — and protecting brands’ IP reputations as inbox providers indicate to recipients
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While a spate of recent acquisitions in the email martech sector indicates a growing demand for these technologies and services, the consolidation of different toolsets suggests vendors are starting to understand that email marketers need far more from their technology. Last week, customer data solutions provider Validity announced plans to buy email marketing analytics and
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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
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Carlos Gil shares his thoughts on why almost everything we see on social media is an illusion. February 9, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Carlos Gil, CEO and founder of Gil Media Co., talks about his career journey, including dropping out of school and selling shoes, before realizing
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Audiences are trending towards interactivity, personalization, and abstract design. Keep this in mind when branding your business. February 21, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The 2010s were defined by tech-based startups, think Uber and Airbnb, that shook up major industries like transportation and hospitality. While their products were
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E-commerce category pages represent a larger opportunity for ranking and driving organic search traffic than product detail pages, according to research unveiled at SMX West 2020 on Thursday.  Across nearly 30 top U.S., e-commerce sites ranking for more than 25 billion keywords, category pages outperformed product detail pages, driving more keyword rankings and estimated traffic,
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Everyone understands the value of increased organic traffic or a higher rate of conversions. That’s because these metrics are closest to the money. But some top-of-the-funnel rewards for creating high-quality content can contribute a significant amount to your growth, and they center around your brand’s perception. Brand awareness is often recognized, but that’s the first
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Making sure your company, products or content can be found by the right people at the right time is incredibly important for enterprises, which is why many of them rely on software suites to help them execute effective search engine optimization. But deciding whether your company needs an enterprise-level SEO platform calls for the same
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There’s no doubting the impact that coronavirus has had on businesses around the world. From retail operations and restaurants shutting their doors completely, to Silicon Valley giants enforcing mandatory work-from-home procedures, the effects of COVID-19 have been widespread. But against a sea of countless examples of sensible brands playing their part to slow the global
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The COVID-19 pandemic means that pretty much nothing is business as usual. Customers are concerned about how businesses are adapting to the situation — wondering if you’re open, have product available, if those products are safe, etc. There are several steps you should be taking now to ensure your customers can get answers when they’re
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Facebook quietly updated its terms of service for its Advanced Mobile App Measurement program in January, barring mobile app advertisers from using device-level data for any purpose other than measuring campaign performance on an “aggregate and anonymous basis.” The change took effect on January 22. With the change, Facebook mobile app advertisers can no longer
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LinkedIn has been testing LinkedIn Stories internally. This week, the company confirmed it will be rolling out the beta feature to users in the coming months — finally joining the ranks of Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram. “We’ve learned so much already about the unique possibilities of Stories in a professional context. For example, the sequencing
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