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7 email marketing best practices for success in 2020

Email was 50 last year. But brands have only been using it as a revenue-generating channel for around 20 years. It’s frustrating when your emails don’t get opened and no one engages with your brand. But sometimes…

Getting the most out of your email design

From email experts to newbies just entering the industry, there are common design errors that are occurring time and time again. Perhaps it’s because you need results fast, or maybe you’re not aware of some of the dos and don’ts…

How to keep the conversation going post-purchase

You’ve made it through Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Singles’ Day, (maybe even Boxing Day and New Year’s sales by the time you’ve read this) and got yourself a whole lot of new customers – wohoo! With such…

7 Boxing Day email marketing essentials – how to get what you want this year

But the times they are a-changing.   Historically a key sales day, in-store footfall has dropped over recent years. Today’s shoppers prefer to bag a bargain during Black Friday or over 27, 28, and 29 December. Instead, there’s…

4 tactics to quickly engage all the new customers you just won

In last week’s blog, Sam and Ian, our data gurus, gave us some time to talk about how to read your data in dotdigital Engagement Cloud after a busy sales period like Black Friday. We’re continuing the…

Do more with your data after busy shopping periods: five minutes with the data gurus

Keep your eyes peeled for part two. Congratulations! Your business has weathered one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. But whether it’s Black Friday, Christmas, January,scorching summer sales, or even Halloween bonanzas, we all know…

How to create friction-free sales experiences with live chat (even at peak sales times!)

You may be wondering what you can do to improve on your conversion rates from all those ‘just browsing’ visits you had. You might even be hitting your head against a wall because you know how much…

5 tactics to convert holiday bargain hunters into year-round shoppers

Using data pulled from Engagement Cloud, we found three key trends occurring across our wide range of customers during the Black Friday weekend: Inactive customers are eagerly re-engaging with brands New customers are more like to become…

Managing SMS marketing sends: Flicking the switch from fast to slow

Because of that, we pride ourselves at dotdigital on helping you get your campaigns out lightening fast. So, perhaps it seems a tad strange that we’d introduce a feature that slows our SMS sends down… But hear…

Behavioral targeting for ecommerce: your step-by-step guide

Behavioral targeting drives offers that resonate with the individual, anticipate their needs, and save them time. And that means more click-throughs, more conversions, and a happy marketing team. But with all the behavioral data available, how can…

13 killer Black Friday marketing hacks

Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be revealing a selection of our 37 brilliant Black Friday marketing hacks. If you missed the first nine tactics you can check out the blog here. Keep an eye on…

Deliverability insights: avoiding spam traps and other revenue risks during the festive period

Deliverability risk alert: We get it – the c-level execs are clamoring for bigger databases and more potential customers to squeeze some revenue from. The temptation to send a quick, cheeky email to that list from 2016…

9 brilliant Black Friday marketing hacks

Over the course of four weeks we’ll be revealing a selection of our 37 brilliant Black Friday marketing hacks. Watch out every Friday until Black Friday for smart tactics you can start using now, or download the…

Email deliverability: make Black Friday about consent, not spam

The last email deliverability blog I wrote was about how communicating to everyone in your lists needs to be done strategically, and that email may not be the best path. One of the seasons where senders feel…

The beginner’s guide to email marketing automation

At dotdigital, we talk a lot about our platform Engagement Cloud, and all the amazing features, like automation, that can add value to your marketing. But what if you don’t quite know where to start with all…