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GDPR and email marketing: Everything’s gonna be all right

I’ve got great news for you, email marketers of the world! The GDPR doesn’t mean the end of life as you know it. The end is NOT nigh. 

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How to build relationships with ISPs to improve email delivery

Having a healthy working relationship with internet service providers (ISPs) – via your email service provider (ESP) – can pay dividends (especially if you’re a big sender).

But this isn't the type of business relationship you may be used to, and needs care, attention and applied knowledge. Escalating a problem to an ISP, such as an unfairly blocked campaign, is a careful process.

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The virtues of re-engaging dormant customers

Companies spend a huge amount of time and money on customer acquisition.

And why shouldn't they? After all, growing a business significantly is usually best accomplished by growing the number of people who pay for its products and services.

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a third of uk shoppers believe augmented reality will help narrow down product choice

The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Welcome to your weekly stats roundup.

This time round we’ve got news about ad spend, augmented reality (AR), email marketing, and lots more. 

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Six mistakes social customer service teams should avoid

Social media has revolutionised the way brands deal with customer service.

Now, many people don’t think twice about messaging a brand on Facebook and Twitter – often doing so long before they pick up the phone or speak to an employee in person.

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2.6% of consumers list personalisation as important part of brand's offering

The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

We trust you’ve had a suitably enjoyable week, especially those in the UK enjoying the hot weather. Let’s journey back and look at some of the digital marketing stats you might have missed.

The roundup includes news about GDPR, personalisation, AI, and lots more. 

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Why I love Glossier's email marketing

Glossier is pretty well known now, even pricking the consciousness of people like me who aren't necessarily in the brand's target market.

The New York-based beauty startup emerged from online magazine Into The Gloss and has been praised on this blog for its Instagram output and its referral program.

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How AI is redefining personalisation & the job of the email marketer

Personalisation is a word that marketers use every day with no great degree of thought.

Some may conflate segmentation or product recommendations with personalisation. For others, personalisation means nothing more than ‘[first name] [last name]’ in comms.

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Why did JD Wetherspoon delete its social media accounts, and was it the right marketing decision?

News broke on Monday that UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon will be shutting down their social media accounts due to their view on the current ‘climate’ of social media and the addictive nature of the platforms. 

The company, that owns nearly 900 pubs across the UK, has made the decision to deactivate all of the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts of each of their establishments, as well as their head office, to dispel and discourage trolling of MPs and ethnic minorities online.

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Shelter Scotland’s chatbot had >4,000 interactions in its first four months, freeing up time for helpline staff

Chatbots present a number of exciting opportunities for charities

Not only can AI streamline customer service – taking away the need for human interaction – but bots can also help to boost engagement, increase empathy in consumers, and even drive fundraising.

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The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Grab a tea, coffee, or a comforting beverage of your choice – it’s time for stats.

This week’s roundup includes talk about online sales, search snippets, data privacy and lots more. Be sure to check out the Internet Statistics Compendium too. It’s always jam-packed full of extra info.

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Eight time-honoured tips for writing awesome email copy

From send times to split testing, there are many factors that can impact the success of email marketing campaigns. 

Copywriting remains one of the biggest, often being the difference between a mediocre email (sent straight to the trash) and one that prompts the recipient to take action.

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