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TLS (Transport Layer Security) in Email

An email is a communication that is sent from one server (email clients) to another (receiving email servers). Whilst an email is in transit from one server to another, it becomes vulnerable as it is open for unknown parties to eavesdrop on. TLS or Transport Layer Security helps stop this from happening by encrypting the […]

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What is API?

Application programming interface, also known as API, allows communication between different applications.  An API may be used for a web based system, database system, hardware or a software. API allows two applications to communicate to each other. It can also be referred to as a messenger that delivers the request to the provider and then […]

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Email Marketing Split Testing

Have you ever looked at the open or click rates of your email campaigns and wondered why you didn’t get better results? I am sure this thought has crossed the minds of many email marketeers. Perhaps your subject line wasn’t appealing or relevant, or maybe your content didn’t attract the attention you thought it would. […]

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Subject Lines Through COVID-19

In our email marketing industry, we take a great interest in subject lines, as they can influence whether someone opens, ignores or deletes your emails. These unprecedented times that COVID-19 has brought us has drastically changed email marketing strategies, with some businesses reducing their output, whilst many others increasing their activity significantly with more email […]

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Valentines Themes for Your Email Marketing Campaigns

Valentine’s day is nearly upon us and with that we’re seeing extra displays of affection in email marketing campaigns. No surprise really when over £300 million pounds was spent on Valentine’s day in 2019! Obviously, we can’t all turn our emails pink and place hearts everywhere, but we can incorporate little touches to make our […]

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Opt Down Not Out

It is advisable to offer subscribers options of what type of e-communications they wish to receive, in order to send targeted email marketing campaigns. Below is an example of the different types of e-communications that British Airways have on offer: That’s quite a varied choice! If you have a large number of communication lines as […]

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Voice Assistant in Email Marketing

You might have asked Siri or Google to find a nearby restaurant, check the weather, play your favourite song or find your favourite football team’s score. These are commands we are all familiar with and use in our everyday life. However, today voice assistants can do much more, for example check your emails, read your […]

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Outlook GIF Support

2019 has been a great year for email marketing so far. Two things you might have noticed this year; one, GIFs are now fully animated on your Outlook desktop client and two, your Outlook mobile web app or Office 365 is displaying the mobile optimised version of the template. We wrote a blog on the […]

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Outlook.com To Support Media Queries & Enhanced Accessibility

Goes without saying that we want all emails to render correctly across all devices. However, we may sometimes run into issues where an email client may not support certain elements, or layouts, within the email. This becomes apparent when opening a campaign on a mobile device, where the email client does not support mobile optimisation, […]

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Growing An Email Marketing Database

Sorry to start this blog with some bad news, but unfortunately, it’s true. An email marketing database degrades by about 23% every year. There are various reasons for this and include people opting-out of your communications, moving to another employer, (so the email address is removed from servers), or just decide to stop using an email […]

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