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The Importance of Testing and Analyzing Send Times

November 18th, 2014 by Javi Calderon

As email marketers, we always have to be mindful of the schedules and preferences of our audiences. A minor adjustment in the time a message is sent could mean the difference between it being opened and read or buried beneath critical work communications.

In his column on the SIIA Blog Ronn Levine researched exactly that – when is the ideal time to send?

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16 Tips for Testing your Landing Pages

October 24th, 2014 by Javi Calderon

With the upcoming release of our Marketing Automation module, landing pages will become a “go-to” tool for Real Magnet customers to compile and collect data on both prospects and customers. Because these pages are on the front lines of your marketing efforts, testing and optimizing them is critical.

SIPA stalwarts Greg Krehbiel of Kiplinger and Josh Baker of, via a listserve conversation, have offered 16 basic but impactful tips for marketers to do just that. For the benefit of our customers, we provide their collective thinking below.

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Email Do’s and Don’ts: Best Practices for Improving Your Inbox Rates – Part 2 of 2

October 2nd, 2014 by Tom VanOstrand

Last week we launched a two-part discussion on email deliverability best practices, presented in a “Do’s” and “Don’ts” format. Part One was dedicated to the Dont’s, and we presented an array of techniques that we would recommend avoiding. This week we will cover a list of best practices that we think you should be applying in order to improve your inbox rates, click-through rates, and sender reputation, while minimizing unsubscribes and spam complaints. Read the rest of this entry »

Email Do’s and Don’ts: Best Practices for Improving Your Inbox Rates – Part 1 of 2

September 24th, 2014 by Tom VanOstrand

Best practices in email marketing constantly evolve to reflect ever-changing online behavior. It’s important to stay current with the latest email protocols in order to optimize campaign effectiveness and maintain the most positive relationship with your campaign recipients.

For this reason, we’ve put together an updated list of things that you might consider doing (or avoiding) when creating and sending your email messages. Following these guidelines can improve the effectiveness of your campaigns by increasing your inbox delivery and click-through rates and minimizing negative outcomes such as unsubscribes or spam complaints. Some of these can also help to improve or maintain your sender reputation. Read the rest of this entry »

List Health – 5 Quick but Critical Best Practices

September 16th, 2014 by Tom VanOstrand

Maintaining high standards of “list health” is an integral part of any successful email marketing campaign. Do you acquire new lists from a list vendor? Have you been sending to the same list for an extended period of time? Are you dusting off an old list that you haven’t used in a while? Following these tips will help you get rid of bad email addresses and disengaged recipients, helping you improve both your engagement rates and your sender reputation. Read the rest of this entry »

Introducing Pre-Header Text Feature for Messages

August 14th, 2014 by Javi Calderon

From fields and subject lines are not the only information your recipients’ see in their inboxes. Pre-header text provides additional information that helps clue the recipient in on what to expect within the email. Real Magnet has added pre-header text functionality to messages, giving marketers another tool to help grab readers’ attention as they decide whether or not to open a message.

Pre-header text usually displays the first line of body text directly behind the subject line in the recipient’s inbox. By using Real Magnet’s pre-header text functionality you can now customize this text.    Read the rest of this entry »

3 Ways to Tell if Your Email Copy Works

August 8th, 2014 by Real Magnet Archives

In order for your email program to be effective, it needs to fire on all cylinders: deliverability, targeting, relevance and copywriting. If any of those don’t work well, your email’s results will also sputter. The most cleverly crafted offer can only persuade the owners of the inboxes it reaches. There is little benefit to 100% deliverability to an audience that simply does not want what you’re selling. Read the rest of this entry »

“Why I Love RMUG,” A Note from 2013 Attendee Lauren Jonas

August 1st, 2014 by Michael Al-Megdad

Last year, RMUG 2013 was a great success. Our inaugural user group conference featured the unveiling of our New Editor, a keynote address by Jay Berkowitz, and many great sessions on email topics like design and deliverability. RMUG 2014 will be even better! We’ve added a new track, just for beginners; we will be providing even more marketing tips and best practices; and we will be unveiling our all-new Marketing Automation module.

So, how beneficial is attending RMUG? Don’t take our word for it – the following was written by Lauren Jonas, Director of Social Media and e-Messaging at the National Science Teacher’s Association, who graciously shares her experiences with her fellow Real Magnet customers…

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Share Your Lessons and Successes at RMUG!

July 18th, 2014 by Michael Al-Megdad

Last year’s RMUG attendees asked us for even more case studies and success stories, so for RMUG2014 we’ve included lots of opportunities for you to share and discuss your best practices and favorite Real Magnet usage experiences.

Please help the RMUG community by adding real-world examples! We’re interested in hearing about anything you can share that would be useful to fellow Real Magnet users. This could be an interesting promotional campaign, a data segmentation approach, or anything else! You don’t need to be a polished speaker to take part – as a matter of fact, you don’t even have to attend. An RMUG staffer can present on your behalf.

Please submit your success story, idea, or experience today – our deadline is July 31st, so be sure to share your thoughts right away. Submissions don’t have to be perfect – we’ll discuss and refine!



Fixing the iPhone Image Orientation Issue

July 17th, 2014 by Michael Al-Megdad

Real Magnet users who are uploading images taken via iPhone (iOS 4 or greater) may experience issues with the orientation of images that are uploaded into messages and sent out to recipients.

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