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3 weeks ago by Matt McGowan

Teens and email: getting in the inbox

Everyone “knows” that teens are all about the chat, right? At Adestra, we believe in relentless testing – and that goes for ideas, too. So, we did a consumer survey that looked at people at both edges of the age span: teens aged 14 to 18 and millennials aged 19 to 34 at one end,…

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1 month 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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2 months ago by Peter Rylands

Charities, Government & Not-for-Profits see great improvement in email marketing year-on-year

From looking at the overall best performer (Publishing & Media) we’re going to the ‘Most Improved’, a category taken by the Charities, Government & Not-for-Profit sector. 2015 produced mediocre results for the sector, but our 2016 Sector Census shows them to moving forward leaps and bounds. Do Bigger Budgets Mean Better ROI? The Charities, Government…

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2 months ago by Peter Rylands

Publishing & Media remains top sector for email marketing in 2016

Our 2016 Email Marketing Census showed that email marketing has had spectacular ROI growth in comparison to other channels. It’s not just the technology that’s evolved though, the way in which marketers think has evolved too – they focus customer-driven marketing aided by an increased integration between technologies and channels used over the last decade.…

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3 months ago by Ryan Phelan

Three useful tips for adding mobile KPIs to your executive reports

Most of the conversations that marketers have been having about mobile email revolve around the end product – does it look and function properly on a mobile device? It’s a crucial question, after all. Adestra’s own study of consumer adoption and attitudes around email found that readers will delete a message that doesn’t look right…

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3 months ago by Ryan Phelan

Why your email templates must be mobile-first

As a society, we’re addicted to our smartphones. They’re the first things we look at in the morning. They’re in our hands, pockets and handbags all day long, and they’re on the nightstand next to us when we sleep. Heck let’s admit it, some of us even cuddle them under our pillows at night. Obviously…

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3 months ago by Matt McGowan

Email: The channel that just keeps on giving!

Year after year, email remains the top tool in the marketer’s arsenal, as a recent survey by eMarketer confirms. Sure, email is a workhorse that gets the job done and it will continue to be the top target for increased investment across all digital channels in 2016, according to the recent studies. But there’s another reason…

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3 months ago by Anca Staples

7 questions to ask yourself about mobile optimisation and design

Mobile optimisation has now become a key practice for most marketers, with the 2016 Email Census revealing that 64% of companies are focusing on it. While its importance is certainly not going to diminish (last month registered an all-time high of 59% mobile opens), we shouldn’t lose sight of the bigger picture. Take a moment…

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6 months ago by Suzy Carter-Kent

What wearables really mean for email

Wearables should bring about a serious shake-up. The market will spike to 485 million device shipments by 2018, according to ABI Research. If industry predictions are right, wearables will be one of the most disruptive technology advances since the smartphone arrived – and that tipping point could come around much faster. Here’s what you need…

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7 months ago by Peter Rylands

Term of the Week: Text Version

Someone asked us last week on Twitter: “Are text versions still relevant?”. Text versions, or plain text versions, are emails which don’t contain any graphics, images or formatting. Before 2010, they were particularly useful for emails sent to Blackberry users and some other email clients which handled text much better than HTML. Is there any advantage…

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