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Responsys Look Book Offers Innovative Ideas for Email Marketers

The 2012 Email Design “Look Book” from email marketing solution provider Responsys is a useful resource for email designers, creatives, and marketers alike looking for new ideas and inspiration to keep their campaigns fresh and engaging. It’s also refreshing to see a technology company like Responsys dedicate so much (virtual)… Read More

Top 10 Tips for Better Email Templates

The success of an email campaign depends on a number of variables, chief amongst them the quality of your list and the attractiveness of the offer. But one other element plays a key role even before you write one word of copy: the design template. The growing adoption of marketing… Read More

MobileIron Harnesses End-User Demand to Drive Mobile IT Sales Leads

If end users want your product, but their IT department makes the purchase decision, can you leverage that demand to drive IT sales leads? That was the question contemplated by the marketing team at MobileIron, a leading provider of mobile device management technology. MobileIron’s software solution is a prime enabler… Read More

How Much Copy Do I Need On My Landing Page?

An effective landing page does two things, I would argue: 1) it validates the viewer’s decision to click on whatever ad it was that led him or her to the page in the first place, and 2) it closes the deal. The amount of copy that it takes to accomplish… Read More

How Big is Too Big? One Email Offer That’s Tough to Ignore.

As any regular reader of this space will know, I am a fierce evangelist for the “sell the offer, not the product” approach to B2B email creative. That approach rests on the assumption that by selling the value of whatever it is you’re offering the reader (a white paper, a… Read More

Should I Remove Offer Content from My Website During a Campaign?

A client asks: “If we’re planning on using a particular white paper as part of a lead generation campaign, or even for lead nurturing, is it a good idea to remove that same content asset from our main Website? I’m concerned about people bypassing the campaign and just downloading the… Read More

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How to Revive a Dying E-Newsletter: 4 Tips

The demise of email newsletters as an effective B2B marketing tactic has been, to paraphrase Mr. Twain, grossly exaggerated. In fact, email newsletters can be a critical part of an ongoing lead nurturing strategy. At minimum, a well-crafted newsletter serves to break up what would otherwise be an unending sequence… Read More