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There are two accepted rules in marketing today. Number 1: Brand consistency is king. Consistent branding across all channels is shown to increase revenue by 23%. Number 2: Email is one of the most effective tools in the digital stack. In a study by McKinsey & Company, email marketing was found to be up to 40x more effective than social media. Despite these facts, a poll of small businesses showed that only 7% were using…

Marketing teams are continually searching for the perfect email cadence. Since audiences and industries vary, and consumers continue to adjust their expectations and preferences, this is a common question without a single definitive answer. However, it’s important to analyze because email workflows that aren’t optimized can miss opportunities to convert more, or even offend recipients.  If you send too many emails too quickly, your list and most internet service providers (ISPs) are more likely to…

Prior to the launch of  General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), many were concerned about how they would be able to effectively market to consumers. These concerns weren’t unfounded — in fact, there were reports that some brands lost up to 80% of customers in their email lists. This change forced businesses to rethink the customer experience. In a survey by Smart Insights, 41% of consumers said that post-GDPR, they were feeling better and more confident…

As an e-commerce business owner, it’s wise to invest time and energy into your email marketing strategy. Why? Because email marketing provides an extremely high return on investment (ROI) — 122% or 4x higher than other forms of marketing. But to find success, you need to build an email list that’s strong and healthy.  While you may be tempted to purchase an email list instead of spending the time to build one, don’t do it.…

E-commerce businesses lose an estimated $4.6 trillion each year due to cart abandonment — over 3/4 of shoppers leave items in their cart without purchasing. It’s a massive number that impacts the bottom line of every e-commerce store.   Browsing online isn’t so different from window shopping at a brick and mortar store. It’s common for shoppers to walk by an item several times before stepping into the store to buy or even to get cold…

So far, we’ve covered a lot of ground (if you haven’t yet, check out Email Marketing 101: Audience Building and Email Content). We discussed building an audience, creating segmentation, and also outlined best practices for putting your email together. Next in line is how to launch your campaign, analyze results, and maximize your performance. On how to build your audience and email content: Launching Your Campaign  There are a few different ways to structure your…

Ambitious, direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands recognize the importance of email marketing — and why wouldn’t they? According to Statista, a leader in market and consumer data, it’s projected that there will be 4.3 billion email users by 2023. To put that into perspective, this population represents more than half of the world — an audience looking to learn, connect, and consume. So, how does one get started constructing a successful email marketing campaign? Let’s start from the…

Can you rekindle the romance when the thrill is gone? In other words, can you re-engage your customers through writing insightful win-back email copy?  To run a successful business, it’s important to keep long-term, loyal customers. After all, on average, 40% of revenue comes from repeat business. So, when your customers stop engaging with you, or unsubscribe from getting your emails, you don’t want to let them go lightly. You need a strategy to get…

Email subject lines are the first thing that email recipients see in their inbox. It’s your introduction to the viewer, and it determines whether they will choose to engage with your brand or not. Those 40 characters could get someone excited to read your email or annoy them enough to send it straight to the junk folder.  Subject Lines: Best Practices Creative, compelling, and informative email subject lines capture the interest of recipients and encourage…

It’s becoming essential for companies in the direct-to-consumer (D2C) online space to tell a cohesive and personalized story about their products and their brand. Why? Because big brands like Nordstrom are doing it (and they’re absolutely nailing it). However, leveling up your marketing strategies to compete with corporate giants is easier said than done — compared to small businesses, they have a lot more money and much bigger teams. So, how do you break through…