Here are the biggest email marketing trends for 2017

Every single year email adapts and transforms itself to meet changing user tastes and preferences. 2017 is no different. So, what does this year hold in store for the age old, yet still super effective communication tool? Well, in this article we’re going to pool together our collective knowledge of email marketing and make what

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Valentines emails we love ❤

In case you missed it, today is Valentine’s day. In 2016, romantic individuals spent over £518m on gifts for loved ones – so it’s unsurprising that brands are keen to grab a piece of the action. Our inbox has been overflowing this morning with marketing emails, desperate to rescue their customers from an after work trip

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Avoiding the Gmail promotions tab

In 2013 Gmail introduced its new website design, complete with the ‘Promotions Tab’. By introducing tabs, such as Promotions and Updates, they made it easier to focus on messages that are important and read emails of the same type at once. The tabbed approach certainly does help users find and classify their mail appropriately; no more

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Announcing: Direct image uploads

We know that previously getting your images into EmailOctopus was, quite frankly, a bit of a pain. Today’s update will now allow you to upload any JPEG, GIF, PNG or SVG straight to the EmailOctopus platform when editing a campaign or template. Using the image upload function is easy. Just select the insert image option

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Improve your email deliverability with DMARC, SPF and DKIM

Spam email messages have been a plague since email became popular. Email providers, such as Gmail, have to make very difficult (and frequently incorrect) choices about which messages to deliver and which ones might harm users. As an email marketer, this can lead to messages not reaching their desired location, the inbox of your subscribers.

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How email marketing stole Black Friday

Black Friday is the biggest day of the year for most ecommerce businesses. Months of planning go into their campaigns, with careful consideration paid to how their goods are merchandised and presented to potential customers. As a result of this our email inboxes are inundated with promotional offers from almost every brand, from Apple to Ann Summers. At EmailOctopus

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New – Dedicated IP addresses with EmailOctopus and Amazon SES

EmailOctopus works exclusively with Amazon SES to deliver your marketing emails. By default, Amazon SES sends your email from IP addresses that you share with other SES and EmailOctopus customers.  For some high-volume senders though, you may wish to have more ownership over deliverability. As of today, you can now – for $29 a month –

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The secrets behind a successful Product Hunt launch

A couple of months ago, as we worked on adding templates to EmailOctopus, we discussed open-sourcing the work that our team had produced. A recent launch of paid email templates on Product Hunt had attracted significant interest and upvotes, so we believed there was a big opportunity for a series of free email templates. This formed the basis of a major

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Announcing the launch of templates

At EmailOctopus, our mission is to help make email marketing more accessible than ever. Today we’re taking another big step towards this, with the launch of our latest feature, Templates. We’ve reworked the campaign creation When creating a campaign in the EmailOctopus platform you’ll now see a multi-step process. The 2nd step of the campaign creation is

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Recent updates, and upcoming changes to the email creation process

You may well have noticed that things are beginning to look a little different when creating a campaign. We’ve recently started rolling out changes to our email creation process, which apply to both campaigns and automation. Improved send-speeds We’ve completed re-worked much of our internal sending process. The impact on you, means that campaigns will be

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