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INtelligent Direct: Event Marketing

Event marketing is just like any other direct marketing campaign. It is imperative to identify a target audience and provide relative and engaging messaging in a creative presentation with a clear call to action.

INtelligent Direct: Animation and Video in Email for 2019

Email marketers have been anxious to embed videos in emails for years. In 2019, it’s safe to use animated GIFs to simulate video, but hold off on embedded video for now.

ID Beer:Thirty Webisode 2

This webisode focuses on email marketing, which is an important direct marketing channel in the marketing mix for most campaigns. Enjoy the show!

INtelligent Direct: 2019 Email Unsubscribe Best Practices

It may seem backwards to you when I recommend that you make it as insanely easy and obvious in all of your emails to unsubscribe from receiving future emails. Read on as there is a method to my madness…

INtelligent Direct: A Marketing Automation Truth Bomb

Have you ever questioned whether your organization should invest in a marketing automation (MA) platform? Or if you have already invested in one, are you questioning if you really need it? If so, you’re not alone.

INtelligent Direct: Email Accessibility Compliance for Marketers

Regardless of the lack of enforcement or penalty for noncompliance to website owners and marketers, the best practice for web development and email factors in accessibility to optimize ALL users’ experience (UX).

INtelligent Direct: 2019 Email Design and Coding Best Practices

Email design and coding practices have evolved a lot in the last five years as responsive emails have become best practice. With a wide variety of screen sizes, from mobile to desktop, coding templates that render nicely in multiple sizes is a seriously niche skill.

INtelligent Direct: 2019 Email Open Best Practices

The ultimate goal of an email is to get into the inbox, get in front of a recipient, entice them to open the email and then drive them somewhere to do something. Seems simple enough, right? Well, anyone who knows email marketing will tell you the devil is in the details.

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