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5 tactics to convert holiday bargain hunters

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

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…

Avoiding spam traps and other revenue risks

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…

Email marketing automation for beginners

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…

14 email marketing mistakes to avoid

We may be omnichannel marketers now, but email still plays an important role in every brand’s marketing function. That’s because email ROI is a whopping £42! (DMA Email Benchmarking Report.) We’ve gone back to our roots and…

Making the most of your Black Friday campaign

It’s, therefore, safe to say that getting your Black Friday campaign right is essential. Over the last ten years, we’ve seen a massive shift in Black Friday sales. Traditionally an in-store shopping extravaganza, Black Friday deals are…

3 things to do instead of ‘sending to all’

This is one of the most frequent conversations I have with dotdigital customers who want to email their entire recipient base about a change – and usually quickly. They want help with minimizing risk and troubleshooting the…

Supercharging your marketing communication with in-store customer data

Businesses with a retail presence know very well that a strong omnichannel strategy lives and dies on having a single customer view. Storing offline and online shopping history in one place sounds awesome on paper but collecting…

Are you ready for Black Friday? If not, here’s our checklist

For many of us, Black Friday conjures up terrifying images of crushing crowds and fighting over TVs. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate checklist to help you plan your Black Friday sales with confidence. Today, Black…

How to drive revenue from abandoned carts

Reasons to abandon are almost as unique as your customers. Maybe it wasn’t exactly what they were looking for. Perhaps it was more expensive than they were expecting. Or they hadn’t seen how much shipping would cost.…