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3 days ago by Matt McGowan

Why Salesforce was never going to buy Twitter after its Krux deal

Salesforce chief executive (CEO) Marc Benioff put the rumor mill to rest last week by telling the Financial Times that he wasn’t going to acquire Twitter because it’s “not the right fit.” We knew that. Salesforce shareholders had reportedly besieged Benioff with complaints about such a deal, along with threats to unload their stock. Salesforce’s customers do…

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1 month 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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1 month ago by Matt McGowan

Who needs a CMS anyway?

Just last month, Salesforce acquired productivity tool Quip in a bid to compete against the likes of Microsoft Office, according to a number of reports. The move had a lot of the industry talking. Not only because it was a big punch in the face for those such as Microsoft and Google, but also due to the…

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2 months ago by Ryan Phelan

When should you use SMS to reinforce your email campaign?

Never. Next? This question keeps popping up in discussions with marketers because they want to use every channel they can to make sure their messages reach their intended targets. Many marketers believe that if they have their customers’ mobile numbers, they should use them to send messages all the time whether or not they have…

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SMS marketing

2 months ago by Ryan Phelan

How to use SMS for email segmentation

Count yourself fortunate if you have your customers’ mobile numbers. It’s one of the most closely held pieces of data among consumers and a solid indicator of brand affinity and trust. Maybe you got those numbers at registration or during transactions? If you did, virtual high five! You’ve certainly done well. Too many marketers squander this…

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SMS- text messaging

2 months ago by Matt McGowan

Bigger investment in CRM leads to better email

Digital ad growth is slowing, while investment in customer relationship management (CRM) is growing. This makes total sense and points to further growth in email marketing. Last week, eMarketer reported on a couple of outside studies indicating that companies of all kinds are spending more on CRM – because it improves sales and customer service.…

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3 months ago by Matt McGowan

How email could help brands to make Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO is crazy fun, dangerously addictive and just plain dangerous when it leads distracted people into trouble. is charting every incidence of injury and mayhem while they’re Mewtwo hunting here. Still, that hasn’t deterred anyone so far – least of all marketers, who are dreaming up creative ways to buy into the hype. In…

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3 months ago by Ryan Phelan

Should we congratulate Oracle on buying Netsuite?

My first thought upon learning that Oracle is buying NetSuite for $9.3 billion in cash: “Congratulations Oracle, for buying yet another email company.” Many see this latest acquisition as an effort by Oracle to complete its cloud product offering. But along with the NetSuite acquisition come its ancillary companies including Bronto Software, which NetSuite itself…

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3 months ago by Ryan Phelan

List growth strategies that will get you the acquisition that you’ve been after

One fact about email marketing will never change: Success rides on the quality of your email database. All your shiny innovations – behavior triggers, mobile optimization, real-time messaging, 1:1 personalization – won’t make back their costs if your emails don’t go to top-quality addresses and your list sucks. This shouldn’t be a revelation (and if it is,…

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