Gifs Have Come To MailChimp!

If you’re a regular MailChimp user, you’ve probably noticed some changes recently. Some are major changes such as the expanded functionality of tags which is by far the easiest way to segment emails. Others are small changes, and yet others are just plain cool. One of the latter is the ability to place an animated gif in an email right from MailChimp. Animated gifs are a great way to add an engaging visual that is sure to grab the attention of the reader. So, when I want to add my favorite Captain … Read more

How To Segment Using Tags In MailChimp

Fine, I’ll say it. If you’ve got 25 lists in MailChimp (now called “audiences”), you’ve got about 24 too many. In order to easily segment and suppress members of your list, you should have only one main list in which the majority of your contacts live. I know, this is probably different than how you currently have your lists set up. However, I promise this is the way to go in order to send emails to all the specific groups of people you need. Ok, stay with me here. Within this main … Read more

Quite Possibly The Best Oops Email I’ve seen In A Long Time

First of all, if you do email marketing, you should be aware of Really Good Emails. It is a great resource and source of inspiration and their email newsletter is one of the few I subscribe to AND actually open. Recently they did what happens to everyone occasionally — they sent out an email with an error in it. Upon realizing their mistake, it was time for a mea culpa. This was the rather fabulous oops email that followed: Here’s why I love this: They were honest about their mistake. Everyone makes mistakes every … Read more

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