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43: There’s a domain reputation behind every email
Most email marketers understand that email domain and IP reputation play a critical role in your ability to land in the inbox. But most email marketers will admit they are easily spooked by all the accompanying fancy authentication acronyms. SPF, DKIM, DMARC, they just mean allowing Gmail and other email clients to verify you as the sender. We’ll break those and many more email deliverability tips right now.
42: Exit through the promos tab, even as a brand
Most companies should accept that their marketing emails are destined for the promos tab in Gmail. Instead they should focus on standing out from all the other newsletters. --and consider themselves lucky they aren’t in the spam folder. But there is good news. If your business is willing to radically change their HTML heavy templated email strategy in favor of a personal 1-1 text based strategy, brands can find a way into the primary tab.
41: Manuela Barcenas: From first marketer to team manager
What’s up everyone, today on the show we are joined by another local favorite marketer, Manuel Bárcenas. In 2018, Manuela was marketing hire #1 at Fellow.app one of the hottest startups in Ottawa. She’s been living the startup marketing life for nearly 3 years. At Fellow, she helped launch the successful Supermanagers podcast, she runs a huge newsletter (Manager TLDR newsletter) and self taught Hubspot and Google Analytics and much more.
40: Sustainable growth marketing experimentation
The most important part of designing experiments isn’t to have a single metric in mind or a rock solid hypothesis. It’s to create a knowledge base of insights from past experiments that everyone on your team can learn from. That’s what we’re calling sustainable experimentation.
39: Pierce Ujjainwalla: Creativity in marketing is under attack
He's a 4X Marketo champion and a frequent speaker at the annual Marketo Summit. He founded RevenuePulse, known today as one of the top Marketo agencies in the world and he's also the founder and CEO of Knak, a no-code email creation platform for marketers. Pierce Ujjainwalla is without a doubt one of the greatest minds in Marketing automation.
38: How skilled do you need to be at marketing reporting?
You need to incorporate reporting into your skillset, and it’s not as scary as you think. There’s a lot that makes you qualified to produce reports, even if you don’t feel like an expert. Marketers, particularly in smaller companies, need to learn enough to be dangerous.