Posted by Aiden Kent on Feb 06 2018

How to land in the spam folder every time

Follow these four steps and your emails will sink between Viagra ads and ransom notices from princes in foreign lands

Few marketers realize just how easy it is to be marked as spam. You spend hours building beautiful layouts with responsive design and personalization. You’ve split the hairs of every comma and conjunction in your riveting copy. Your strong subject line is sure to dazzle all and earn clicks from most (you’d call yourself a realist). And now you’re ready to ship your magnificent creation to your potential clients.

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Posted by Igor Polevoy on Jan 24 2018

ExpressPigeon Recognized as a Leader in the Chicago Tech Scene by G2 Crowd

CHICAGO — ExpressPigeon has been chosen as one of the best software and services companies in Chicago, based on its high levels of customer satisfaction and likeliness to recommend ratings from real G2Crowd users.

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Posted by Tim Griffith on Jul 21 2017

Chicago Gridscape is the Place to Be

It's really amazing to be one of the many fast growing, globally relevant companies blasting out of the Chicago tech scene. All of us, making our digital footprint on the entire world while leaving our logo on the ever relevant G2 Crowd grid for a world of potential clients to see.

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Posted by Tim Griffith on Jun 27 2017

Tracking Newsletter Subscriptions in Google Analytics

Tracking new subscriptions is a tried and true, tell tale way to monitor the success of your marketing campaigns. If gauging the efficacy of your marketing spend and knowing which strategies are driving the most new subscribers to your list is important to you, then it’s absolutely important to set up Google Analytics.

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Posted by Igor Polevoy on Jun 06 2017

Hack Your ROI One Segment at a Time

Any experienced email marketer knows that delivering a relevant message to the right person at the right time is the key to success. If you are not segmenting your lists, you are basically putting a square peg into a round hole. In order to target customer segments you need to have viable data that differentiates individuals from one another.

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Posted by Igor Polevoy on Apr 14 2017

Introducing Zapier Integration

Is your marketer's head spinning around, trying to shove data from one app to another? While you can integrate with apps APIs you're not really a developer.

You've never heard of Zapier if you've been under a rock for the past few years. If so, Zapier is an Internet connector which allows you to tie your data from various Internet apps.

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Posted by Igor Polevoy on Oct 18 2016

Why No One is Reading Your Emails

Delete … delete … delete. We all do it — delete emails without ever opening them. There’s never any guilt involved. That is until we realize the same thing is happening to our own emails. Before launching your next email marketing campaign, be sure that you understand what will grab users' attention (and what won’t). You want to strive for a 95 percent open rate. How? By avoiding these common email marketing mistakes.

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Posted by Igor Polevoy on Sep 29 2016

How to Make Sure Your Emails Are Getting Through

Once you've decided to integrate email marketing into your overall advertising campaign, you certainly want to get your money's worth. While it's tempting to buy email lists to supplement the list you're generating from your opt-in collection efforts, bear in mind that doing so may blow your deliverability rates all to smithereens, making future campaigns more difficult. Success in delivering email content is no guarantee that your emails will land in your recipients' inbox.

Why? What's the difference between delivery and deliverability and why should you care all that much? 

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Posted by Igor Polevoy on Aug 24 2016

The Email Marketer's Checklist for Perfect Emails

Email marketing, unlike other functions, makes mistakes virtually impossible to hide. When you send an email, any error made is seen by every customer that opens the emails. As email marketers, it is important to follow a checklist that ensures the final draft is free from all errors and that everything you wanted to include is included. The following tips will help to ensure that you are sending an error-free email each and every time.

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Posted by Igor Polevoy on Aug 10 2016

10 Awful Email Subject Lines to Learn From

Crafting an enticing email subject line can be a challenge. The wrong subject line could have your potential audience clicking the "spam" button and sending your carefully worded masterpiece into the "never seen" bucket. If enough people do that, all your outgoing emails could be added to the dreaded ISP blacklist, which significantly impacts your ability to reach out to your audience. Avoiding the following terrible email subject lines should get you headed in the right direction. 

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