List growth

5 Simple Strategies for Growing Your Email List

Laura Noll Blog, Compliance, Content and Creative

Your email list is quite possibly your most valuable connection to your audience. If maintained well, the natural growth of your list can help you to make trusted, honest connections with users that truly want to receive your content. Organic growth can take quite a bit of time — but there are solutions for expediting the process without severely sacrificing …

Press release

Get Up and Running on AdStation in Less Than One Hour

Laura Noll Blog, Content and Creative, Industry Events, Monetization

AdStation, Adknowledge’s email channel, has announced the first wave of new features and functionality for its AdStation Integrated email marketing solution. Publishers will now be able to select custom templates, specific categories, and the frequency that each category is mailed to users. However, the single biggest breakthrough might be the ability to connect with the platform via a simple SMTP relay. …

Subject lines ebook

Stop Sending Sucky Subject Lines

Laura Noll Blog, Content and Creative, eBooks, Resources

Crafting perfect subject lines takes much more skill than one might expect. In fewer characters than your typical tweet, you must grab attention, make a point and cause just enough curiosity to inspire a click. The perfect subjects are very much a balance of art and science — involving just enough creativity to entertain while very strategically moving subscribers on …

Testing

Test, Review, Optimize and Repeat (and Repeat, and Repeat)

Ashlea Owings Blog, Content and Creative, Data and Analytics

The process is pretty standard. You create your email. You test it — for quality, function, usability, engagement and so on. You see what works and, more often, what doesn’t. Make your changes. Then, start the process again. Endlessly. You may be thinking, “oh, no, that’s simply not true. We only have to test our emails a couple of times …

10 Email Marketing Tips

10 Tips for Email Publishers

Matt Hoggatt Blog, Content and Creative

There are a lot of brands and marketers out there who overlook the incredible ROI of email marketing. Over the years, abuse by spammers and deliverability challenges have led many to be skeptical of email and seek other ways to reach their customers. However, despite the variety of challenges that often face email marketers, email marketing continues to be one …

Design matters

Why Design Matters More Than Ever

Laura Noll Blog, Content and Creative, Industry Events

Redefine design? Forget about it. Design evolves and, especially where the online world is concerned, it’s been making huge strides for years. Design is no longer the act of “making it pretty.” With the rise of data-driven design, it’s now as much of a science as it is an art — those that have mastered the balance of the two …

Going Mobile

Going Mobile: The Challenges Ahead

Laura Noll Advertising, Blog, Content and Creative, Industry Events

For advertisers, infiltrating the mobile space at full force isn’t easy. Screens are smaller, content is refined and the experience is optimized for ease, speed and efficiency. In an environment where user-friendly design comes at a significant premium, advertisers are challenged to innovate before their reach is compromised. At Media Next, Jeff Barish, Head of Digital Sales and Strategy at …

Peanut butter

The Delicious Secrets to Quick Content

Laura Noll Blog, Content and Creative, Industry Events

Peanut butter, lunch and an iron fist could, surprisingly, be the secrets to driving content velocity. The concept isn’t as far-fetched as it may seem according Bryan Deluca, Content Operations Director at Hearst Electronics Group, and Andrew Hanelly, SVP Strategy at McMurry/TMG. We joined them for a session at Media Next to peek at their strategies for driving content turnaround and improving audience …