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  • Melanie White is the Head of Content & Communications at Adestra Inc. In this position, Melanie is responsible for managing and directing the company’s internal and external communication strategy in the US. Prior to this role, Melanie was the Editor of ClickZ, a leading global digital marketing publication, and served on the US operations board of Incisive Media (ClickZ’s parent company). Melanie has over 12 years of Journalism and Communications experience, holding senior positions at some of the world’s largest business-to-business publications in both London and New York.

2 months ago by Melanie White

Should you hold off on that bunny emoji?

It’s almost Easter – and that means bunny and flower emojis sprinkled everywhere. It may seem like a no-brainer to include them in your latest email campaign, but it’s not always appropriate. And, with emojis appearing in so many subject lines, your decorated email could be less likely to get noticed. According to the latest…

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3 months ago by Melanie White

Making email technology ready for the age of First-Person Marketing

Email continues to be the marketer’s workhorse. Thanks to continuing innovation, email is also a multi-trick pony enabling a variety of tactics that can up the effectiveness of campaigns. The data proves this. The Direct Marketing Association’s 2015 Response Rate Report found that email campaigns conducted with house lists achieved an ROI that was double…

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4 months ago by Melanie White

Four ways to make the most of your content with email

Creating quality content is tough, so you when you do, you want to make sure it’s working as hard as possible. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your content by using it to drive your email marketing. Personalization We identified personalization as one of the top marketing trends for 2017. We…

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Content

5 months ago by Melanie White

Why social media is email’s secret weapon

Email and social media may seem at first glance to be opposites. Email marketing – if you’re approaching it right – is carefully composed and strategically executed. Social media, on the other hand, thrives on spontaneity and is prone to chaos. Each channel has unique advantages for keeping in touch with customers. Email lets you…

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7 months ago by Melanie White

Is AI all it’s cracked up to be, or does email already have the answer?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is getting huge buzz right now, with promises to do things like answering our emails for us and handling customer service. In fact, a Weber Shandwick survey of CMOS found that they expect AI to transform marketing and communications even more than social media has. And, as consumers, we fully expect artificial…

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8 months ago by Melanie White

Adestra strengthens growing APAC business with expansion into Australia

Last month, Adestra celebrated the opening of its most recent office in Sydney with a panel discussion on “The Future of Email Marketing.” The event was designed to introduce Adestra to the audience of brand marketers and executives from advertising agencies and publishers. Adestra execs presented results from its 2016 Australia Consumer Digital Adoption and Usage…

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9 months ago by Melanie White

Digital marketing only somewhat effective: What’s missing?

Faced with an increasingly complex and constantly shifting digital landscape, the majority of marketers are struggling to get to the point where their campaigns are very successful, according to our newly released 2016 State of Digital Marketing report. It seems that innovations in technology and changes in consumer behavior are outstripping marketers’ ability to execute.…

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9 months ago by Melanie White

VIDEO: Six effective content tips for email marketers

A couple of weeks ago, Adestra was lucky enough to attend Content Marketing World in Cleveland, Ohio. The event attracted more than 3,000 content marketers from a variety of different brands, agencies and companies from all different corners of the globe. It was a fun event and a really good forum to discuss the many…

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Content

10 months ago by Melanie White

We’re bringing sexy back. Well, email is!

Well, it’s been four months since I officially left my former role as Editor of ClickZ to take on an exciting new challenge as the Head of Content and Communications at Adestra, US. It’s certainly been a fun ride so far and I’ve already learnt so much. For those of you that know ClickZ, you’ll be aware…

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12 months ago by Melanie White

Success factors for building a great email list

Only 9 percent of email marketers see their list strategy as very successful, while 36 percent admit their email marketing efforts are unsuccessful, according to our new Email List Strategies for Success report that was released today. What differentiates the two? Knowing your customers and building a good acquisition strategy are the golden keys to success. How…

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