Lyris Connections Blog

Category: Delivering Relevant Content

There’s a Gap…Now What? Part 3: Close the Marketer Skills Gap

Jul 09, 2013 by

There’s no denying that digital marketing skills have evolved over the years. As new channels and technologies continue to emerge, marketers are overwhelmed by the staggering amount of customer data being generated. Data is simply daunting (as we talked about in our last blog post), and according to our sponsored Economist Intelligence Unit survey most… Read More »

Confessions of a Junk Inbox Junkie

Jul 05, 2013 by

I have a confession to make. I have a “junk” email account. And I use it a lot.  What do I mean by a “junk” email account? This is a real email account, but I don’t check it very often – sometimes not for months. Maybe I’m being overly dramatic in describing this as a… Read More »

There’s a Gap…Now What? Part 2: Don’t be Daunted by Customer Data

Jul 01, 2013 by

Last week we started discussing the implications of the findings of our sponsored survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit that revealed gaps in perceptions between consumers and marketing executives about digital marketing. We discussed how to close the personalization vs. customization gap. Now let’s move on to our next recommendation.  Finding: 45% of marketing executives… Read More »

Competing for Attention: Mastering the Art of Unique Subject Lines

May 02, 2013 by

What’s in a subject line? Quite a lot actually: It’s just as important, if not even more important, than an email’s “from” address. It’s a marketer’s first opportunity to engage recipients with brand messaging, assuming that they’ve actively opted in, of course. It’s the face of an email that leads the way to opens, clicks,… Read More »

Relevance and the Big Data Opportunity

Mar 18, 2013 by

Relevance. It has been an email marketing buzzword for quite some time, and in the age of big data and an ever-digitizing world, it remains an important, powerful, yet relatively simple concept: connect the right consumer with the right content at the right time.  But this concept presents challenges. Customers are connecting with businesses and… Read More »