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Avoiding Coal: 7 Ways to Lower Email Blocking Risks  Oct 27, 2014 6:57 AM By Jim Davidson

A burnt turkey. A lump of coal. An ISP block. All of these can ruin your holidays faster than a nor’easter drops snow. Here are seven things you can do to minimize deliverability risks during the holidays, and keep consumers from blocking your emails.

6 Un-Merry Mobile Email Mistakes  Oct 09, 2014 12:22 PM By Jim Davidson

You may not have the time and resources to commit to a pre-holiday responsive design email overhaul, but with the full frenzy of the holiday season still a few weeks away, you do have time to ensure your mobile users have a fun and functional inbox experience by avoiding these un-merry mobile mistakes.

Pre-Holiday Power-Up: Building Better Subscriber Profiles  Aug 25, 2014 12:15 PM By Jim Davidson

Most marketers focus early holiday planning on campaign and promotional details because they influence almost every detail in marketing efforts and are essential for driving sales. However, there are other factors that can be easily overlooked that can also help shape the success of the busiest time of the year.

Holiday Planning: Easy as a Day at the Beach  Jul 27, 2014 2:52 PM By Jim Davidson

It can be a struggle for ecommerce marketers to simply start your holiday planning, especially when you are likely more focused on trying to squeeze in one more trip to the beach. The fact is, you need to start your holiday planning now.

Connecting the Online and In-store Shopping Experience  Jul 22, 2013 11:27 AM By Jim Davidson

The technology to connect your site to your stores has rapidly evolved and is now accessible to most marketers. Adding a store locator, in-store pick-up and perhaps the capability of checking a store’s inventory are all based off of fundamental data points that your customer can easily navigate. Flip that coin over and connecting your […]

Don’t Let Disengaged Subscribers Become Inactive  May 20, 2013 2:35 PM By Jim Davidson

There is a phase between a period of being an active subscriber and totally checking out. Customers in this phase are disengaged subscribers who show less interest in your brand but may still be opening or clicking in your emails. Here are a few ways to get them back.

Getting the Multi-Device Customer to Purchase  May 01, 2013 3:03 PM By Jim Davidson

According to a Google/Ipsos report, 85% of consumers will start shopping on one device and finish on another so your marketing plan should reach your customer on all gadgets and gizmos. Here’s how.

5 Winning Themes for Post-Purchase Emails  Mar 20, 2013 12:38 AM By Jim Davidson

The post-purchase phase as a lifecycle in itself. From submitting the order to actually using the product, there are many opportunities for you to engage the customer to ensure there are no issues, encourage a repeat purchase and establish the foundation for long-term engagement. Here’s a look at 5 post-purchase email themes that can help you maximize this period for the customer.

Making the Most of your Post-purchase Emails  Mar 01, 2013 11:57 AM By Jim Davidson

You spend a lot of time trying to get shoppers to buy. You probably also deliver orders to customers in a timely fashion. As I’m preparing for my “Begin with the Buy: Enriching & Evolving the Post-Purchase Experience” webinar with Multichannel Merchant, it’s becoming clear that the gap between the customer submitting their order and receiving your product is a severely underutilized phase of engagement.

How to Make your Email Program a Best Seller  Jan 31, 2013 9:59 AM By Jim Davidson

While your subscribers are not likely reading your emails in this fashion, it’s important to consider the story your brand tells in the inbox. This is especially true during times of the year when your email volume spikes. Here are some central storytelling themes you can use to help shape the narrative of your email program.

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