Author: Janis Rose

Email Service Provider Mailigen Achieves Silver Award from TopTen REVIEWS

Mailigen continues to gain popularity in the email service provider (ESP) industry, and has earned the TopTen REVIEWS Silver Award for achieving excellent deliverability and functionality in their email marketing application that delivers an easy to use interface and high performance deliverability. The application was recently rated second (Silver) out of the TopTen REVIEWS 2011 Best Email Marketing Service Providers.

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MarketingSherpa on the most effective email list growth tactics

This week’s chart from MarketingSherpa shows the results of a survey given to 1,100 email marketers on the most effective means of acquiring new subscribers. The survey deals with email growth tactics and their effectiveness, and, although the results are by no means surprising, we can extract very valuable information from this chart.

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How email marketing metrics can help you to make your campaigns more efficient

Data from email marketing reports is often misjudged and even misused. Instead of using statistics to improve campaigns, marketers often use email marketing metrics to show the highest quarter (i.e. their boss) that email marketing is, in fact, efficient. Statistics are too often used to make excuses, not to benefit email marketing campaigns. For example, to avoid misuse of statistics, marketing expert Avinash Kaushik suggests an interesting approach to email marketing metrics: apply a “so what?” test to each and every web metric you look at.

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How Email Bounces can Affect Deliverability

Bounced emails are like all the supervillains in the world combined. They reduce your income, make your email support provider bill bigger, and can even cause blacklisting of your entire list. Fortunately, though, things are getting better in terms of delivery for the average sender: an Epsilon study suggests that about 4 per cent of email campaigns were bounced in the 3rd quarter of 2010 (mind that the email bounce rate relies heavily on the industry, though).

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