Holiday Email and SMS Performance Shed Light on Brands’ 2023 Marketing Strategies

As it played out, Black Friday and Cyber Monday e-commerce sales were up slightly from the previous year's unusual dip. Accounting for inflation, however, indicates the increase in sales was due to the cost of goods rather than an increase in shopping. Cost effectively securing early holiday sales was important, and when it mattered most, brands seemed to shift back and rely more on established and consistently performing opt-in channels like email and SMS — and it worked.

As AI Drives Marketing, Customers Still Clamor For Human Support

The post-pandemic retail shift to online was dramatic. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the most recent 2020 Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS) release, e-commerce sales increased by $244.2 billion or 43% in 2020, the first year of the pandemic, rising from $571.2 billion in 2019 to $815.4 billion in 2020.

ZeroBounce Increases Email Validation Accuracy to Help Businesses Boost Email Marketing ROI

ZeroBounce now checks email addresses with a money-back guaranteed accuracy of 99%, up one point from 98%. Thus, marketers and business owners relying on email to get their messages across can maintain higher-quality email data.

14 Email Marketing Trends to Look Forward to in 2023

The competitive bottleneck has driven brands to overhaul their email marketing strategy at regular intervals. That has led to a tremendous metamorphosis and turned it into an effective and scalable communication channel. If we look at the past decade, there have been multiple new entrants in email marketing trends. In 2023, we expect some other promising trends to rock the email world. Here’s a sneak peek into what the future holds for email marketers and subscribers alike.

Email Marketing: An In-Depth Guide

From developing a strategy to building a list to tracking results, this guide covers everything email marketing.

Using Webinars to Tell Science Stories – PART I

Webinars continue to go from strength to strength within scientific communications. They provide marketers with a platform to tell their science stories to a global audience in a format that they are becoming increasingly familiar with. In this interview I sat down with AZoNetwork Virtual Events Manager, Danny Layzell, to discuss how marketers can utilize webinars to reach and engage their audience and what it takes to produce an effective webinar campaign.

Event Tech Check: New Tools for Email Marketing, On-Site Printing, Business Travel, and More

BizBash takes a deep dive into the newest tech solutions for events of all types, plus the latest must-know industry news.

Sir Martin Sorrell: Performance Is A Lifeline For The Modern-Day Digital Ad Industry

When the economy is good, advertisers spend on branding. But that’s not the case when times are lean, Sir Martin Sorrell, executive chairman of S4 Capital, told AdExchanger. Serious economic headwinds and inflation, plus ongoing international conflicts, all impact advertising spend, and that means companies need to get choosier about their tech investments to keep growing competitively, said the former WPP CEO.

10 Marketing Automation Best Practices Generated by ChatGPT

Here are some best practices for marketing automation: Define clear goals and objectives, Segment your audience, Personalize your communications, Test and optimize your campaigns, Integrate with other tools, Keep your data clean and up-to-date, Use analytics to measure success, Ensure GDPR and privacy compliance, Use A/B testing to optimize results, Continuously evaluate and improve your strategies.

6-Step Guide to Improve Your Email Marketing Strategy

About 4 billion people use email daily. Each of these email users is a potential target for an email marketer. With such a large audience pool, it seems impossible to fail, yet some thrive while others don’t do so well in this field. This form of digital marketing is incredibly effective. Its ROI is so impressive that it’s suitable even for those with a stretched budget. The difference lies in the quality of their email marketing strategy. With that in mind and without further ado, here’s a brief six-step guide to help you improve your email marketing efforts.

Adopting Mobile Marketing To Increase Consumer Engagement in 2023-24

Mobile optimisation for websites and apps is crucial to scaling your digital presence. Data from Think With Google suggests that 63% of smartphone users prefer purchasing from companies having mobile-friendly websites or apps. This mobile marketing channel permits a brand to send text messages to users who have agreed to the same. It has the highest open rate at 98%, with 90% of the text messages being read within the first 3 minutes of receiving the message.

7 Reasons Your Business Should Invest in Digital Marketing Services

It’s the digital age, and it’s more important than ever for businesses to have a strong online presence. Social media rules the world, and no matter how good your service is, a bad website can end up being a turn off. You may have an idea how to do things, but aren’t reaching enough people. But with the right digital marketing services, you can get new customers and create an efficient lead generation strategy that drives long-term growth.

Social Media Marketing Tips for Financial Advisors

Millions of people use social media every day. And there's likely a huge gap in your marketing plan if you're not leveraging them to promote your advisory business. Social media platforms offer an opportunity to connect with prospects and current clients on a scale that's unmatched. Knowing how to approach social media marketing for financial advisors is essential to carving out a niche for your brand in a competitive landscape. Ready to tackle your marketing plan and start scaling your business? Here's how to get started.

How EOS Hospitality drove $35 million in direct revenue with Revinate

Revinate empowers hoteliers to directly connect with their guests. Our Guest Data Platform and communication solutions unlock revenue for hoteliers and put them in control of the full guest experience — initial research, booking, check-in, throughout the stay, and even after check out — all via the communication channels that guests prefer, whether it's voice, text, email, or web. More than 12,000 hotels globally bank on Revinate to drive direct revenue and deliver delightful guest experiences.

Referral marketing: What it is and how to use it successfully

In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about referral marketing, its benefits and how to create a successful referral marketing program.

Ushur, which aims to automate aspects of the customer experience, raises $50M

Automation tech continues to attract funding in an increasingly challenging macroeconomic environment. That’s because of its cash-saving potential, no doubt. In a recent survey by Zapier — not the most unbiased source, granted, given that the company sells automation software — about 44% of employees say that automation saves them time while almost a third (33%) say it enables them to accomplish more with fewer resources. One of the vendors benefiting from the interest is Ushur, which focuses specifically on automating aspects of companies’ customer experiences. The startup provides dashboards from where users can build AI-powered workflows for tasks like claims processing, customer support and appointment scheduling, letting organizations automate both business processes and front-office, customer-facing tasks (if the sales pitch is to be believed).

BOTS, Inc. is Offering ChatGPT and OpenAI Services for B2B Customers

ChatGPT is an AI model trained on a large fraction of text from the internet. It uses a deep learning technique called Transformer, which allows it to generate natural language text similar to human writing. ChatGPT can help translate language, answer questions, summarize text, write creatively, and more. The BOTS, Inc. team will help with ChatGPT integration into the customers’ website and e-commerce. With this integration, organizations can create content-rich, human-like conversational consumer experiences without engaging live agents, thus avoiding high costs. ChatGPT can help businesses by automating repetitive tasks and providing more engaging interactions with users, such as compiling research and translating texts from one language to another.

How to Improve Your Content Marketing Sales Funnel

If your goal is to drive users through your sales funnel with content marketing, you should understand the type of content that works well at each level. Today, I will share several strategies you can use to attract users to your business and improve sales across all stages of your sales funnel.

Lead Generation: How To Get Started

Lead generation is a marketing process of capturing potential consumers who show interest in your product or service. In this piece, we’ll take a closer look at lead generation, discussing the different types of leads you could attract and providing some strategies and examples for lead gen that you can put to use right away.

How to Maintain and Grow Your Email Subscribers

Your list of email subscribers is a valuable pool of existing clients, prospects, and centers of influence. Those individuals have demonstrated an interest in your business and services by allowing you to have a direct line of communication with them. Growing your email subscriber list should be a high priority. Not only can it maintain strong relationships with your existing clients, but you can nurture new leads and promote your services through your list. And email marketing has the highest ROI of any other marketing channel: a whopping $36 for every dollar spent. I’ll share strategies you can use to grow your list, manage it, and connect with subscribers effectively – broken down into four steps you can easily accomplish over a month.