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AMP for Email: Everything You Need to Know

AMP for email is, at this point, a trend. Will it become a standard practice?

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Abandoned Cart Email Offers: What We Learned from 1,000 Ecommerce Brands

Cart abandonment is a huge issue in ecommerce. So cart abandonment emails are often a top revenue generator. And discounts and offers within those emails are proven tactics for increasing conversions. 

All standard wisdom. But we wanted to see how ecommerce brands deployed their offers. Are “best practices” for offers prevailing? Which strategies are brands using—or neglecting?

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Webinar Emails: A Start-to-Finish Promotion Process

Webinars can establish a relationship with leads and teach them how your product can improve their lives. Some 75% of marketing and sales leaders say webinars are one of the most effective methods to generate high-quality brand awareness.

But not every webinar is a success—78% of webinars have 50 or fewer attendees. A major reason? Poor promotion. If you can promote your webinar the right way, you can gobble up more viewers and increase conversions. 

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Email Testing: Going Beyond Open Rate and Click Rate

Email is one of the few marketing channels that spans the full funnel. You use email to raise awareness pre-conversion. To stay connected with content subscribers. To nurture leads to customers. To encourage repeat purchases or combat churn. To upsell existing customers.

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Cold emails are unsolicited emails sent to previously uncontacted recipients.

The term has a bad reputation. To many, cold emails are synonymous with spam and a nuisance—one reason why U.S. workers spend 3.2 hours checking their work email each day.

Why would anyone want to use cold email? Because, when done well, it can work. Cold email is not a replacement for inbound methods but a supplement—a way to drive near-term growth while inbound campaigns gain traction.

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No other marketing channel builds lifelong relationships like email. It’s a prime reason that email marketing is the preferred marketing channel for customer acquisition and customer retention (80% and 81%, respectively).

Rich media is one of email’s greatest advantages, transforming email—once plain-text messages suitable only for interdepartmental communication—into a robust marketing channel.

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I don’t have to convince you that email is important:

  • Email is a cost-effective way to get sales. Converting customers from your mailing list costs less than converting the same number via advertising.
  • Email includes your most-interested customers. The majority of your list is composed of people who’ve already placed an order, so you know that they’re willing to buy (though it still takes effort to win back customers.)
  • Email maxes out revenue from big sale periods. Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales represented $123 billion in revenue in 2018. And, according to Klaviyo, emails initiated 30% of those sales.

But do you work on your email? Is email an actively managed and QA’d operation in your business?

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How to Develop a Successful Marketing Automation Strategy

One of the worst things about marketing — aside from the endless supply of ill-fitting t-shirts at conferences — is the pressure to keep up with new trends, even if you don’t understand how they benefit your business or its customers.

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Hi, I'm Peep Laja—founder of CXL. I'm a former champion of optimization and experimentation turned business builder.

I do a lot of thinking, reading, and writing around business, strategy, and optimization. I send a weekly newsletter with what's on my mind on this stuff.

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