Your chance to beat the odds at Adobe Summit in Las Vegas

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Before Bugsy Siegel opened the Fabulous Flamingo, the first resort on the Lass Vegas Strip, casino operators made sure they’d see a profit. Whether in the swank Casino de Paris in Monte Carlo or Le Cercle at Les Ambassadeurs Club in London, that’s always been the case. It’s not unique to the neon-lit palaces along […]

Things that go wrong when creating dynamic content emails and how to avoid them

Murphy’s Law states that if something can go wrong, it will. That applies to the typical process used to create an email with dynamic content. It’s complicated, with many points in the process for bad things to happen to email marketers and their emails. Three things occur all too often that cause the email creation […]

How to make your CMO care about how emails are created

CMO listening

The person sitting atop your company’s marketing organization is usually the Chief Marketing Officer, or CMO, likely doesn’t fully appreciate how you and your team create emails.  The CMO is laser-focused on results, big picture-type results. They tend to look at things from a 50,000 foot perspective. As such, they’re not going to fully understand […]

A Lesson in Effective Email Creation for Higher Education Marketers

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The marketing of a university, college, or other institution of higher learning today is far more than selling lots of sweatshirts emblazoned with the school’s logo or mascot. John Garvey, president of Catholic University, said schools “are competing for students, and marketing is how you have to do that.” And compete you must. In the […]

Why it matters where are you on the Email Creation Maturity Curve

businesswoman working on email at the 4th stage of the email creation maturity curve

The use of technology that encourages and improves collaboration has become ubiquitous, except for email creation. Remarkably, the overwhelming majority of marketing emails are created today the same way as they were in the 1990s. That means emails are hand-coded, based on email briefs, prepared by marketers and the efforts of designers and copywriters. Approvals […]