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Email Verification Tools: How They Work, and Which to Choose

Did you know that if your email list contains 10% or more invalid addresses, email service providers may deliver less...

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22 Email Deliverability Best Practices You Should Know

Email deliverability is a vital topic for marketers. After all, If your emails aren’t being seen by your subscribers,...

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The Marketer's Guide to Growing an Email List Using Chatbots

Chatbots have become a staple in major online chat platforms like Facebook Messenger, which has over 1.3 billion users....

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Just Say No to A/B Testing

It seems every article I read on “top email marketing tips” or “email marketing best practices” extols the virtues of...

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11 Email Marketing Frequency Best Practices for 2020

An insurance company increased revenue by 45% by sending MORE email. An ecommerce store’s revenue dropped 30% after...

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HubSpot's Smart Send vs Send Time Optimization

A few years ago, HubSpot released a feature called Smart Send, which is basically the ability to send marketing emails...

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How Spam Filters Work (And How to Stop Emails Going to Spam)

If you send marketing emails, you probably expect that the recipients on your list will at least see your subject line...

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Email Marketing Trends to Watch in 2020

It's fair to say predictions often don’t line up with reality. Remember when Bill Gates predicted the end of spam by...

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8 HubSpot Apps You Should Be Using in 2020

The HubSpot App Marketplace features hundreds of third-party tools you can use to connect tools, teams, processes, and...

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9 Effective Strategies for a Better Black Friday Email Campaign

 

Last year, Black Friday generated a whopping$6.2 billion in online sales and Cyber Monday broke records as the...

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How to Increase Email Engagement With Personalization

As a marketing agency, we’re all too familiar with the struggles of email engagement. Customer interests and behaviors...

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Your Ultimate Guide to a Successful Email Reactivation Campaign

Building an email list, especially if you do it the RIGHT way, is expensive. But what happens when your hard-earned...

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Email Domain Reputation: Are your emails going to spam?

Has your average email open rate taken a nosedive recently? There’s a good chance your content is not to blame. If...

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Intelligent Email, Deliverability Protection and More

Over the past several years, Seventh Sense has primarily focused on helping businesses, organizations and educational...

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My list is bigger than yours.

It’s vanity...it’s social proof…no, it’s subscriber counts!First and foremost, I’m all for social proof as it’s one of...

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How Email Marketers Can Get Started with AI

Imagine this: Instead of sitting in a room brainstorming email subject lines or setting up countless A/B tests or...

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An Experiment: Sending Email at the Worst Time vs. Personalized Times

What would happen if we sent our monthly email newsletter at the worst engagement time vs. using send time optimization...

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Inbound vs Outbound Marketing

Marketers (being marketers) like to re-brand things. From “account-based marketing” to “viral marketing,” over the...

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Finding the Best Time to Send Email with Seventh Sense

What’s the best time to send emails, and how often should I send them?

We built Seventh Sense to answer these two...

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11 Powerful Strategies to Increase Your Repeat Purchase Rate

If you run an ecommerce business, you know increasing your average repeat purchase rate is important. But what makes a...

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Marketo Timezone Sending vs. Send Time Optimization

For Marketo users with email lists spanning multiple time zones, enabling the recipient timezone sending feature on...

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10 Effective Higher Education Marketing Strategies for 2019

The downturn in undergraduate student enrollment at universities in the US and many countries worldwide is putting...

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6 Email Marketing Strategies You Shouldn't Disregard

Email marketing is still an effective way to reach your customers with a personalized message, even as social media has...

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6 CRO Strategies to Boost Your Revenue

The goal of any brand is to grab consumers' attention and encourage them to convert into customers. If there is one...

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7 Ways Seventh Sense is Good for Your Health

 Do you feel stressed? You're not alone.

80% of marketers feel overloaded and understaffed and 1 in 4 say they...

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8 Reasons NOT to Use Send Time Optimization

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of using machine learning to improve the email experience for marketers, salespeople and...

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6 Beautiful Ecommerce Email Examples to Inspire Yours

Every ecommerce entrepreneur knows that the foundation of your online store lies in its marketing efforts — and email...

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Update: The Best Time to Send Email Has Been Found

(Warning, this blogpost may contain sarcasm)

I get asked the question “what's the best time to send email?” on a...

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9 Ecommerce Email Marketing Best Practices for 2019

Ecommerce email marketing may not be the sexiest form of advertising but there’s no question its one of the most...

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4 Data-Backed Ways to Use Email for Lead Generation

How's your lead generation process? If you could use a little help finding more qualified leads, email marketing can...

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Email Verification and Why It’s Important

Collecting email addresses is a routine part of a digital marketer’s job, but how do you know if the what you are...

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Are you still playing punch the monkey?

Between revelations about Facebook logging Android data and Mark Zuckerberg set to testify before Congress about...

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The Five Levels of Demand Generation - The Secret to Fast Growth

Over the last 15 years, my company has extensively studied organizations that are consistently growing at rates of 50,...

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3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Account-Based Marketing

 

Account-based marketing (ABM) has marketers and sales teams working together to examine the business issues facing...

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The Five Levels of Send Time Optimization

The origin of email goes back to 1971 when even the smallest computers required a wheelbarrow to transport. In the...

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How to Keep Your Emails Out of the Promotions Folder

 

I recently read a blog post by Seth Godin Please don't kill the blogs, which is an "open letter" to Google where he...

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Work Email Trends After Hours - Infographic

The great part about email is that it means we can get work done no matter what time it is. Unfortunately, the not-so-...

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The Missing Link to Email Marketing Success - Frequency Optimization

Why do we send marketing emails? To educate, inform and have our subscribers engage.How often is too oftenEmily loves...

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What 5 years of building marketing automation programs has taught us

Five years ago when MPULL was founded, we were seen as innovative for setting up marketing automation that was simply a...

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Is Email Marketing a Commodity?

As an entrepreneur with a vested interested in email, not so long ago I’d argue with anyone that email marketing wasn’t...

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Inbound Marketing & the Prom Date

How do you woo your cherished customers?  Choose the perfect profile picture.  Craft the perfect, unassuming yet...

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Show Up, Don't be a D*ck and Add Value

I have heard often that sales people are the easiest people to sell to.  I never thought I fell into this camp until a...

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Why We Partnered With Databox

You can’t get to your final destination if you don’t know where you are. Every leadership team knows they have to keep...

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Artificial Intelligence is Changing Email - Get Ahead or Fall Behind

While a world in which computers are sentient beings may still be a long way off, artificial intelligence has developed...

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Reenrollment Criteria in HubSpot Workflows

When working on some more advanced workflows within HubSpot, I realized that you can only re-enroll contacts based on...

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How Seventh Sense Works with HubSpot’s Growth Stack to Get Results

HubSpot's Growth Stack is a set of fully-integrated tools to help businesses find and connect with new customers. The...

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The ROI of Send Time Optimization

Sure, send time optimization sounds cool. What's not to love about taking advantage of the data you have on each of...

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When do HubSpot's Diamond Partners Send Blog Notifications?

As someone who is not a marketer by trade (my career was software engineering to begin and then 13 years of enterprise...

3 min read

3 Things CEOs Want from Marketing

Marketing is sometimes a difficult world to understand. We have an endless and always-evolving dictionary of jargon...

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Retainer and Repeat or Value Added Service?

This is a bit of a touchy subject. And much like Donald Trump, I'm sure I'm going to offend some potential allies with...

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Why Prospects Respond Negatively, and What To Do About It.

I recently got a snarky email from a prospect I'd been sending emails to — emails that I thought were helpful and...

3 min read

Ill—mail and How it's Hurting You!

In general, people are bombarded with email. According to research by The Radicati Group, the average business...

3 min read

A Better Solution to Graymail

Not too long ago, HubSpot published a post explaining how they unsubscribed 250,000 people from their HubSpot Marketing...

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5 Overlooked Email Marketing Tatics

Email marketing yields an average 4,300% return on investment for businesses in the United States. (Direct Marketing...

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It's Better at the Top: The Psychology of Inbox Priority

People are hardwired to act habitually. Neuroscientists have traced our habit-based behaviors to a separate part of the...

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Perfect Timing: The Best Time to Send Email

Every salesperson and marketer wants to know, "When is the best time to send email?" We spend hours crafting our email...

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Should you care what time you press send?

As a career salesperson, nothing was worse than hearing from an existing or prospective client days after I sent an...

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How Email Open Tracking Works

Marketing automation systems; Marketo, Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, Eloqua, Act-On, Hubspot, etc. have been using...

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What the time of your emails reveal about you

It's no secret that we create data day in and day out that is being captured and used to profile our behavior. Whether...