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Topic: email marketing

Infographic: What Marketers Talked About Most in 2014

CRM, analytics and lots of mobile

According to data from Salesforce, 86 percent of top marketers say building a holistic marketing approach is a top priority, but only 29 percent of companies say they actually have…

Sony Is Targeting Influencers' Real-Life Friends

It's employing Pursway's system

Pursway claims it can tap into Facebook and other social nets to target email, direct mail and social media messages to the family and friends of influential buyers. Its platform,…

Gmail's Unsubscribe Button Could Be a Huge Blow to Email Marketers

Lists will shrink

How many times have you wanted to unsubscribe from a commercial email list but didn't want to scroll all the way to the bottom of a message and then have…

Quirky Is Selling Air Conditioners Through Weather Alerts

Claims high email, text message open rates

East Coasters may have seen advertisements for air conditioners popping up in their daily weather reports recently, thanks to a new partnership between Quirky (a New York-based company that helps…

Social and Native Ads Are More Effective Than Email, Study Says

Millward Brown finds surprising trends

Marketers say that social media ads and native promotions are better for brands than email, according to Millward Brown Digital's study for MediaBrix. When asked what ad types "meet their digital…

Retail Startup: Nordstrom and Macy's Get $9 for Every $1 Spent on Ads

Brides-centric site gets more social for Valentine's Day

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Lover.ly, a startup focused on brides to be, is launching a social channel where couples can digitally organize their wedding keepsakes—chiefly photos—while inspiring the…

RadioShack's Holiday Emails Will Change in Real Time

Offers pivot in recipients' inboxes

Attention holiday shoppers, your emails are now targeting you in real time—at least if you've signed up for RadioShack's messages. The electronics retailer will use Movable Ink's technology that allows…

Can Bruno Mars Make Email Hip Again? Brands Are Finding Out

Mead Johnson and others test pop music in their direct-marketing blasts

DMI Music, a 16-year-old shop that aims to bring brands and music together, is launching a platform that lets email marketers include popular tunes with their messages. Nutritional supplement maker…

Groupon Debuts Its Own Affiliate Marketing Platform

Self-service and analytics for deals blogs

In recent years, Groupon's been teaming up with 100,000 deals and coupon bloggers to run commission-based ads on their sites. Today, the Chicago-based company announced Groupon Partner Network (GPN), a…

Salesforce Buys ExactTarget for $2.5 Billion

CEO says acquisition is 'most important ever'

Salesforce.com has agreed to purchase digital marketing services firm ExactTarget for $2.5 billion, the companies revealed today. ExactTarget launched in 2000 before growing into one of the premiere email service providers.…

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