Be in the Know
- Cozy fire season is here and Pepsi created marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker sodas to mix your own liquid s’mores…
- Apple Music takes over the Super Bowl Halftime Show sponsorship after Pepsi stepped down in May (and Rihanna is the confirmed headliner)
- ICYMI: See how brands hopped on a hot meme bandwagon using Adam Levine’s leaked DMs
- Check out some of the new Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr. packaging and branding
15 Deadly Email Mistakes 💀
Everybody makes mistakes. Everybody has those days.
When it comes to email marketing, mistakes can add up in a bad way. You could be damaging your sender reputation, stunting your audience growth, or even getting yourself in some hot water with the law. See these 15 big mistakes that you could be making:
- Not making emails accessible. That includes proper color contrast, font size, and alt text, to name some features.
- Not authenticating. Check that you have authenticated your sender server with a Sender Policy Framework, set up DKIM to protect your emails from being tampered with, and set up DMARC for additional verification.
- Not warming up your domain. Don’t start sending email marketing unless you have already proved your domain has some history first.
- Not complying with email laws. Be sure to follow email laws such as CCPA, CPRA, GDPR, and PECR (Luckily most ESPs will help you avoid unintentional misdeeds).
- Using a no-reply email ID. No-replys discourage trust and engagement. Only use them when an inbox has no interaction.
- Sending bulk emails without any strategy. Not only does it reduce your marketing effectiveness, but it can also raise the likelihood of being flagged for spam.
- Not making your emails responsive. Your emails should be able to reach your audience no matter what device they are using.
- Not sending welcome emails. Without a hello, people could forget ever signing up for your email list and mark you as spam.
Check out the other 7 mistakes you could be making with all the details and examples on the Mailmodo blog.
Q for You
Sometimes the best way to streamline data entry and repetitive admin tasks is to find a multi-tasking CRM. There are plenty of them out there, so here’s another one to know.
Copper is a user-friendly CRM platform that organizes all your emails, calls, files, and notes for every contact, and gives you a full view of client relationship history. That means tracking communications across all channels and spending less time with messy spreadsheets.
Copper has several pricing tiers for all business sizes, so check it out for your CRM and email management while keeping all of your favorite integrations intact.
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Some Powerful Beats
This Spotify France ad shows how relatable music is, you just have to listen. It follows a teacher who is really into a rap song. As he’s learning the words, it looks a little strange to those watching him. But he takes it to class and turns to his students to ask, “Who can tell me a figure of speech used in this song?”
It’s an endearing ad and has a message that translates to “Listen, it changes everything.”
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