Category Archives: email marketing

Should I Use a Separate Domain for Marketing Emails?

A client asks: “We’ve been told that we should use a separate and unique domain for email that’s different from our main Web domain.  Is this something you’d recommend?” The most common business case for using a separate email domain is that doing so can help protect a company’s main… Read More

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How Quickly Should I Suspend or Delete Non-Responsive Leads?

A client asks: How long should a lead be chronically non-responsive before they’re marked as “marketing suspended”? What best practices should we put in place? There are multiple, legitimate reasons to suspend or even delete non-responsive leads from your mailing lists or CRM database: *  Non-responsive leads can weigh down… Read More

A B2B Email Pre-Flight Checklist

Earlier this month I presented a standing-room only session at the B2BMX Conference in Scottsdale on key principles of B2B email creative. Part of that presentation was a “B2B Email Pre-Flight Checklist” – a list of questions an email marketer should ask, prior to pressing “send,” to ensure that a… Read More

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Email Bots: What They Are, Why They Matter, and How to Stop Them

Congratulations: your last email campaign generated a really high click-through rate.  Or did it? It’s an issue that B2B marketers are experiencing with increasing frequency: open rates and click-through rates that don’t quite match up, typically in the form of an abnormally high “click to open” (CTO) rate.  The culprit?… Read More

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5 Tips for More Effective Email Preview Text

Email preview text is that line of copy that appears below the subject line in the recipient’s inbox. Preview text renders in different ways depending on the email client (the small screenshot below is from Outlook 2016 on the desktop) but, in many cases – particularly on mobile devices –… Read More

7 Key Principles of B2B Email Creative

1.  What, Why, How. There are three things your email recipient should see almost immediately, and those are: WHAT the offer is, WHY it’s of value, and HOW to get it.  Don’t make the reader hunt or scroll to learn what exactly you want him or her to do, and… Read More