Moan, Moan, Moan - All You Ever Do Is Complain! Part 2

In the first part of my series about why subscribers complain we considered some of the common pitfalls encountered when bringing new members into your mailing list. In part 2 we look at the next potential hazard - when you send them their first email! Once new subscribers are signed-up, the next set of complaint drivers are all about recognition. If recipients don’t make the connection between... Continue »

A Marketer's Field Guide to Italia Online

Italia Online was formed in November 2012 when Libero acquired Matrix S.p.A and all of its subsidiaries, including the mailbox provider, Virgilio. Although Virgilio and Libero use the same MTA and anti-spam technology, the two email platforms were not merged immediately. The technical merger will be complete in Q4 of 2014. The technical merger of the infrastructures will include a change of MTA... Continue »

Moan, Moan, Moan – All You Ever Do Is Complain! Part 1

The complaint activity generated by email programs represents a key performance indicator. Program owners are, usually, more focused on opens, clicks, and conversions but complaint rates are equally important because: Mailbox providers use it when making inbox placement decisions. It provides senders with a strong signal of negative engagement with their programs. Complaint levels... Continue »

Red Letter Days Increases Email Revenue 10%, Leapfrogs Competitors with Return Path Certification

Set up in 1989, Red Letter Days pioneered the concept of giving memorable experiences as gifts. Since then, Red Letter Days has flourished, offering hundreds of experiences across the UK with something to suit every taste, occasion and budget - from a pampering day at a luxury spa, a champagne hot air balloon ride to truly once in a lifetime experiences like an exhilarating ride in a Formula One... Continue »

Don’t Take Apple’s Xmas Gift for Granted: 5 Tips to Cut Holiday Complaints

With last week’s release of the iPhone 6 and a preview of the Apple Watch, there’s no doubt these products will be at the top of many holiday wish lists this year, next year and beyond. Interestingly, this will have a direct impact on marketers’ abilities to reach the inbox. As more people stay connected on the go with mobile devices, there’s been shift in inbox placement during the critical end... Continue »