One-in-Six Email Messages Sent Worldwide Never Reaches the Inbox, Return Path Study Finds

Despite stalled inbox placement, data reveals higher rates within Gmail Promotions tab New York – September 16, 2014 – Return Path today announced the results of their annual Inbox Placement Benchmark Report which found that one in every six email messages sent worldwide never reaches the subscriber’s inbox. Based on a sample of nearly 500 million messages from permissioned email marketers, the... Continue »

The Email Marketing Metrics for Decision Making

The daily work devoted to email marketing programs involves a lot of people and departments. Making decisions is a large part of the job, involving various tests, improvements, and learning effects required at the different stages of the email marketing funnel. Having overall visibility in order to identify the consequences of each action is key in order to ensure improvement of the whole program,... Continue »

[webinar] Master Your Email Marketing: 10 Secrets from Top Retailers

Today’s email subscriber is more fatigued and more selective than ever. As a marketer, it’s up to you to create memorable and personalized experiences for your audiences, and to stand out from the crowd. But you can’t sacrifice best practices, right? That’s a lot of pressure.   Not sure where to start? Join me in an upcoming AMA webinar to learn 10 secrets from top ecommerce retailers that you can... Continue »

Spammy Words

It's hard to pick the right words. Finding phrases and terms that will resonate with your subscribers is difficult enough, but there's also the danger that your perfect word could trigger spam filters. Although email content is just one part of the many facets of deliverability, it's one of the easiest to control and thus a great place to avoid mistakes. Return Path's Inbox Preview helps you test... Continue »

7 Email Reactivation Campaign Insights

Are you trying to engage your inactive subscribers? Are you unsure what a successful reengagement campaign strategy looks like? Here are some insights and key takeaways from Return Path's recent study, Email Win-Back Programs: Everyone Recommends Them, But Do They Work?   1. Over 25% of email addresses in the databases of the companies that were part of the study were classified as "inactive."... Continue »