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Email Marketing: Dead or Alive?

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Email marketing is scrutinized as an outdated technology whose only purpose is to fill your spam box. Marketers have been using email campaigns for years. With technology constantly changing and evolving, there are countless ways to reach your target audience. So should email still have a place in your strategy?

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3 Ways to Increase Your Tradeshow ROI

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Tradeshows can be an expensive part of your marketing strategy if you’re not getting your return on investment. They’re also a great way to generate high quality leads if you’re willing to invest. With the proper marketing strategy in place you can turn your leads into sales and increase your tradeshow ROI in no time. Use the tips below to get started.

Increase Your Tradeshow ROI with these Tips:

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Improve Your Email Campaigns by Removing Zombies from Your Marketing Database [infographic]

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Marketers are always looking for ways to improve their email campaigns and generate quality leads. But if you’re emailing unengaged leads, known as email zombies, you could actually be hurting your deliverability rates and Sender Score.

An email zombie is defined as a lead that engaged with your organization at some point by opening your marketing emails, but hasn’t for a period of time. Sending messages to an email zombie puts your organization’s IP address at risk of being blacklisted, preventing you from deploying any emails at all.

According to Return Path’s Global Email Deliverability Benchmark Report, only 81% of permission-based emails sent globally make it into email recipients’ inboxes. Additionally, one out of every five emails lands either in a spam or junk folder (7%) or go missing, which usually means these messages are blocked by ISP-level filtering (12%). This means that nearly 20% of emails are undelivered, hurting the deliverability of your email campaigns.

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Data Decay: Is Your B2B Database Full of Rotten Apples? [infographic]

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Data decay happens naturally because of how often people change jobs or titles, companies go out of business, and mergers occur. Because of this, many organizations are working with B2B databases that are cluttered with outdated, invalid, or incomplete contacts. Dirty data impacts all areas of an organization, including marketing, lead generation, customer relationships, and finance.

The experts at ZoomInfo put together an infographic outlining data decay’s costly impact. Here are some statistics for you to pay attention to:

  • 62% of organizations rely on marketing and prospect data that’s up to 40% inaccurate
  • Up to 25% of B2B database contacts contain critical errors
  • 40% of business objectives fail due to inaccurate data
  • 1-10-100 rule: It costs $1 to verify a record as it’s entered, $10 to scrub and cleanse it later, and $100 if nothing is done

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8 Best Practices for Protecting Your Email Reputation

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Maintaining a good email reputation is the best way to ensure the deliverability of your messages. Internet service providers (ISPs) are always coming up with new ways to block spam, creating a never ending battle for marketers to reach their intended recipients and protect their company’s sender reputation.

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List Segmentation: The Key to Email Marketing Success

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List segmentation is the process of creating smaller lists from your larger list. Slicing and dicing your email list into different subgroups allows you to send targeted messages to different contacts, improving open rate, click-through rate (CTR), and conversion rate. It’s the key to email marketing success in organizations of all sizes.

With the proper strategy in place, email marketing campaigns can have a positive impact on the bottom line of an organization. According to the 2013 MarketingSherpa Email Marketing Benchmark Report, 64% of marketers said email marketing’s return on investment (ROI) will increase and 60% said that email marketing is currently producing ROI. In fact, email marketers estimate that 30% of email revenue derives from targeting to specific segments (source: DMA National Email Report 2013).

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Why and how to market with online video

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These days, people would rather watch a video than get information by reading. Why? The answer is simple: Video is the closest thing to “being there,” to interacting with a product, or experiencing a service.

Video is the new preferred medium to show off what’s cool and different about your business, educate potential customers, promote your brand in increasingly competitive markets, and even (as sometimes necessary) correct new or lingering misconceptions about your business, product, or service.

Any type of business in any industry can benefit from using video content. Read more in our ZoomInsights article, Why and how to market with online video.

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