Many of the inquiries I receive for consulting help are from organizations looking to use third-party lists rather than their own house lists. Successfully marketing to third-party lists is more challenging than marketing to your house list for a number of reasons. Here are a few tips to help. First, why is it more challenging? It's primarily because you have the extra variable of an unknown list. The quality of the list is the primary factor in the success or failure of a campaign....
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The strong push of the holiday season beginning in October can leave consumers with an email marketing hangover by January, so it's important to ensure that list fatigue doesn't derail your hard work. With a few smart strategies you and your customers can enjoy repeat business and great deals all year long.