Gmail Image Changes and Your Email Marketing

Lance Hemenway Blog, Content and Creative, Data and Analytics

Google announced on its Official Gmail Blog, on Thurs., Dec. 12, 2013, that it was implementing changes to its default action of blocking images in emails. This may have a strong impact on email marketing both positively and negatively. Before this policy change by Gmail, users would see a prompt that read: “Images are not displayed.” This was followed by …

Adknowledge Announces CPM Pricing for Email Advertising

Lance Hemenway Advertising, Blog

New targeted CPM advertising promises “Google-like” results, but with a lower cost. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Dec 16, 2013 –Adknowledge proudly announces CPM-based pricing for advertisers utilizing AdStation’s email advertising. The added pricing model promises advertisers maximized share of voice within a specifically targeted audience segment, all time-bound without any testing constraints or hurdles, with guaranteed ability to scale immediately. …

Video in email

Boost Email Open Rates With Video

Ashlea Owings Blog, Content and Creative

It has been reported that emails with “Video” in the subject line get 20% more opens. It’s easy to assume many people would prefer to watch a video to get information rather than read. One survey reported that video increased click-throughs by 96%. That said, we all know that embedding video in email has big deliverability problems, if deliverable at …