Email Marketing vs SMS Marketing: SWOT Analysis

It’s never been easier for marketers to target their audience in a location that almost guarantees engagement. That location is on a device held in the palm of their customers’ hands, and according to a report in The Atlantic, 21% of people would rather go without their shoes than put that device down. Of course, we’re talking about the smartphone.  It’s hard to imagine a technology so hardwired into our psyche that almost every modern marketing channel attempts to drive engagement through it. Even the humble billboard poster encourages passers-by […]

New DMARC Requirements for Gmail and Yahoo!

Beginning February of 2024, Gmail and Yahoo! will require senders to pass DMARC in order to avoid negative impact to email delivery. What is DMARC? DMARC is an email authentication protocol that works on top of SPF and DKIM. For a DMARC record to pass in emfluence, you must also have the required DKIM records for that sending domain (which should have been set up during your onboarding). You can learn more about DMARC and how it works here. What do I need to do? If you send emails to […]

Customer Journey Mapping for Better Email Marketing Campaigns

The importance of understanding your customers is a top priority for email marketing. Customer journey maps are useful tools that help marketers understand what the customer goes through. This is a visualization that encompasses the entire lifecycle of a customer’s relationship with a brand from exposure to post-purchase interactions. We’ll dive into the world of customer journey maps and how to utilize them to refine your email strategies.   Why Are Customer Journey Maps Important? There are several benefits to customer journey maps that can directly impact the success of email […]

How to Make Your Sales Email Subject Lines Hard to Ignore

There’s no doubt that there are likely dozens of unread marketing emails sitting in your inbox right now. Endless emails are sent on a daily basis to users all over and many are deleted without a second look.   What’s a marketer to do?   Grabbing attention comes down to crafting a compelling email subject line. This is the first impression your email makes and has a direct impact on whether it gets read or dismissed. To stand out, it’s essential to create a subject line that is hard to ignore. In […]

Increasing Email List Engagement with Conversation Starters

Email marketing has been and still is one of the most effective methods of reaching customers.  However, we’re all too familiar with overflowing inboxes—cue screenshot of an email app on a mobile phone screen with 3,000+ unread messages.  To fight the clutter, we as marketers must focus on how to create meaningful interactions. In this article, we’ll explore tactics to boost engagement and help you create emails that resonate with your audience.   Setting Expectations Right off the bat, it’s important for new subscribers to know what to expect from you.   […]


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