Let’s start with simple definitions: in email, a bounce happens when a recipient’s mail server rejects an email. It’s the email server equivalent to swiping left on a dating profile app. Hard bounces and soft bounces can be triggered for several reasons, and it’s important to know which type is affecting your email marketing campaign from reaching some of your contacts. Knowing the difference between a hard bounce versus a soft bounce will help you effectively handle each situation when they come up, while still maintaining your deliverability reputation and […]
Optimizing your email content and program can help drive up performance, but where do you start? There’s optimizing the message content, improving the design layout, monitoring deliverability, analyzing subscriber engagement, and dozens of other activities that require attention. It’s easy to overlook or neglect those monitoring and control tasks when you’re in the throes of campaign planning and execution. But with the emergence of the Managed Inbox, it’s becoming increasingly more important that you nurture and develop all areas of your email strategy to ensure your hard work doesn’t fall […]
A couple weeks ago I received a call from a new client who was moving from another M.A.P. to our Platform. They had hundreds of thousands of emails they had collected over 10+ years and they weren’t sure if they should bother with the oldest lists or not. My answer: Clean it up and start with a Re-Permission Campaign. It’s the New year after all, the perfect time for getting things like this straightened out. Email List Cleaning First, we discussed why list hygiene was the place to start. After […]
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