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The Brainiac Guide to Welcome Email Automation

9 welcome emails that had us at “hello”

We talk about automated welcome emails A LOT here on the Emma blog. So at this point, you’re probably pretty well acquainted with our “Why are you not sending an automated welcome email?” spiel. But like eating kale every day, just because you know you should be sending an automated welcome email, doesn’t mean you are. So to get your creative juices flowing, here are nine fantastic campaigns you can use to inspire your own welcome email (or make your current one even better).

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The top 6 takeaways from Marketing United 2016

There are a lot of things that get us fired up about Marketing United: meeting a seemingly endless number of smart marketers, introducing them to our amazing city, spreading our borderline obsessive love for hot chicken… the list goes on.

But we especially enjoy soaking up as much knowledge as possible from our speakers. These folks are some of the best of the best in the industry, and we love coming back to the office armed with inspiring takeaways and actionable strategies we can apply to our own marketing. So without further ado, here were some of the most impactful lessons we learned at Marketing United 2016.

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How charity: water innovates inside & outside the inbox

The good folks at charity: water are trailblazers in the nonprofit sector and doing some of the best email marketing around. Here’s three quick reasons we’re so excited to have them on board.

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7 marketing stats you’ll want to casually drop in your next meeting

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again (and again, and again) – email marketing truly works. It’s one of the most effective channels you can use to drive your audience toward conversion, and the numbers prove it: Email boasts an insane ROI of 4300%, and 77% of consumers name it as their #1 preferred channel to receive marketing communications.

But the world of email marketing is also constantly evolving. So to fully optimize your email program, you have to stay up to date on all the latest data around what consumers want, which new tools and strategies are proving the most successful, and how to maintain your competitive edge in the inbox.

Here are seven fresh email stats from around the marketing landscape. Use them when planning your email strategy or maybe just bring them up to sound super smart in your next meeting (we won’t tell where you got them).

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What is my email reputation?

Email is probably just one of many ways that you connect and interact with people through your brand. It’s a quick way to tell your customers, friends, and subscribers something that might not be easy (or even possible) to effectively convey in person. Within minutes, thousands of people can get the same message – say about an in-store event you’re having next month. Try doing that in person or on the phone and you’d spend weeks traveling door-to-door or glued to your office chair. You’d probably miss your own event.

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5 marketing lessons we learned from Game of Thrones

When you play the game of email marketing, you win or you die.

Ok, ok… maybe that's a little bit dramatic. But while the inbox isn’t quite as vicious as the Seven Kingdoms, it’s still an incredibly cutthroat space. In 2015, the number of emails sent and received per day totaled over 205 billion (The Radicati Group). That’s A LOT of email you’re competing against every time you press “send.” And like the Great Houses, every brand wants to rule the inbox, so you have to stay on top of your game if you want to come out on top.

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Marketing United Day 2 Recap

And that’s a wrap! Marketing United 2016 has officially come to a close, and we’re filled with a mixture of sadness that it’s over, inspiration to do amazing things (marketing things, mostly), and ideas to make 2017 even better. Here’s a look at what went down on the final day of MU.

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Marketing United Day 1 Recap

Day 1 of Marketing United 2016 is officially in the books, and the conference couldn’t have gotten off to a better start! Here are a few highlights from yesterday’s events.

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