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  • The future of Instagram is spam

    When I log onto Twitter or Facebook, it’s like a million voices cry out… and never stop talking. It can get tiresome. I don’t see updates from the people I want to see. I know that could change if I took the time to reorganize things, create a list, silence people and unfollow or unfriend others — but then what’s the point of even having the platform? Twitter’s woes have bee ...

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  • Tracking the confusing reality of the cross-social experience

    I found out about comedian Mike Birbiglia’s movie, “Don’t Think Twice,” on Twitter. Someone else had tweeted about how Questlove, the drummer for The Roots, had posted a great review of the movie on his Instagram account, so I clicked the tweet to the Instagram post. I didn’t see a trailer for the movie or visit the website before seeing the film.

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  • 6 quick steps to jump-start your influencer marketing program

    First things first. We all know “influencer” is a goofy term. It’s probably second in overused buzzwords, right after “thought leader.” Whose thoughts are being led? Are we saying that person leads a thought? Could an inanimate object, like a painting or brick be a “thought leader” if it provokes a new and exciting thought? Influencers are your friends.

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  • 6 Reasons Emails Bounce (And What You Can Do to Improve Your Bounce Rate)

    We’ve all been there. You create an email, send away, and then — when you check your email reports — you see that it “bounced.” Which means your email never actually got to your intended recipient. Even worse, if your account has a high number of bounces it can have a negative impact on your delivery rate. So it makes sense to clean up those bounced email addresses when necessary.

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  • 5 reasons your Facebook Ads aren’t working

    Brands big and small have deployed Facebook Ads. They can come up with an inspirational post to help their fans start their mornings. There are great guides, amazing brand videos and user-generated content that help generate leads and build awareness. Many companies finally have a Facebook strategy in place, and it’s running smoothly. Except for the ROI part.

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  • Customer experience in the age of disloyalty

    Introducing Macy’s #SummerVibes, our *first-ever* digital music festival! Todrick Hall, AJ Rafael, The Gardiner Sisters, and Macy Kate take the stage for a performance you definitely don’t want to miss. Now through June 19, Macy’s will donate $1 for every view to Got Your 6, up to $100k. Keep watching and sharing to help support America’s veterans! **NOTE: With your help, we ...

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  • A marketer’s first month as a Snapchat user

    There are a few different waves of adoption when it comes to social networks. First, the classic early adopters. Then, the friends peer-pressured by those adopters. Right before the social network goes mainstream, there are the resentful adopters who don’t necessarily want to manage another social network but are curious enough to get started with it.

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  • 7 reasons your Instagram Ads aren’t converting

    I’d rather see comedian Amy Schumer spit up milk than watch most Instagram Sponsored Ads. That was an actual thought I had when I was scrolling through my Instagram feed the other day. First, I saw an ad that I immediately skipped. Second, I saw an organic video of Schumer with milk dribbling out of her mouth. I chose to watch the latter.

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  • Want real results from social? Start paying.

    Social ROI. What does it mean to you? Besides new followers and fans. Besides clicks and shares. Hard cash. A Facebook fan’s value. The cash money associated with a click on Twitter. Maybe it means very little. According to The CMO Survey, 40 percent of CMOs say that social media is underperforming relative to the rest of the organization’s marketing efforts. Just 11.

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  • “Please Email Me”

    A few weeks ago, I went to see a band. I didn’t really know what to expect. I hadn’t been to the venue, I had only heard the band once before, and it was a Wednesday night – not exactly prime time. But the band was really, really good and the live performance was spectacular. When they had finished their set, the singer came off the stage with a clipboard and tried to get ju ...

    Movable Ink Blogin EMail- 7 readers -
  • [WEBINAR] How to Build Next-Gen Emails with API Integrations

    At Movable Ink, we’ve been talking a lot about how API integrations can help bring your email marketing to the next level. Whether you’re trying to make it easier for customers to upgrade their seats, make a reservation, or you just want to show the latest product deals in real-time, API integrations can create new and exciting experiences in the inbox.

    Movable Ink Blogin EMail How To's- 8 readers -
  • [RESEARCH] Email. Social Media. Together?

    When marketers think about email marketing and social media marketing, they don’t often think of the channels as a cohesive unit. In a lot of companies, the teams are split up. Sometimes, the email team will be in the marketing department and the social media team will be in the communications department.

    Movable Ink Blogin Social EMail- 11 readers -
  • Steak, Real-Time A/B Testing, and Email Marketing

    Any email marketer who has been in the business a while knows the power of an A/B test. The tiniest changes can make the biggest differences, whether that’s tweaking a single word for the subject line or writing one sentence just a little differently. The problem with traditional A/B testing is that you have to split up your audience.

    Movable Ink Blogin EMail- 19 readers -
  • How Lenscrafters Raised Click-Throughs by 60%

    If you’re wearing glasses, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Lenscrafters. You might even be wearing a brand you bought from the company right now. The brand has stores all over the country that sell eyewear products and offer eye exams. One of the most important marketing tools for Lenscrafters is email.

    Movable Ink Blogin EMail How To's- 16 readers -
  • [eBook] 7 Ways to Use API Integrations in Your Email Campaigns

    The idea of “dynamic content” in email has come a long way. From flash sales and countdown timers, emails have started to include API integrations that are customized to an individual business level. Airlines are using seating charts within an email to upsell customers in one click. Ticket venues are allowing customers to reserve seats from right within an email and healthc ...

    Movable Ink Blogin EMail- 12 readers -
  • Day 3 at #CNX15: OK, So You Know Your Customer. But Now What?

    Here’s the thing about customer success, customer experience, and the customer journey: once you say it enough times, it doesn’t mean anything. At Salesforce Connections 2015, the phrase “customer success” was repeated so often that there was a real risk the phrase became more punctuation than anything else.

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