On Being HUMAN:
The Importance of Writing More
Engaging Emails (and more!)
DJ Waldow
June 2014
182.9 BILLIONSource: The Radicati Group
Flickr: thirteenthnile
SUBJECT LINE
Reminder: Please share your views with us about XXXX
FROM NAME
XXXX- DO NOT REPLY
Service Inquiry 77229: 775 LAKEVIEW WAY - RWC
NOT HUMAN
But, HOW (& where) do you
“speak more human?”
1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy
2. Landing Pages
3. Videos
4. Email Signatures
5. Out of Office Auto-Responders
6. LinkedIn...
1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy
2. Landing Pages
3. Videos
4. Email Signatures
5. Out of Office Auto-Responders
6. LinkedIn...
Some Creepy Dudes Said Some Creepy Things
To This Reporter. So She Is Calling Them Out.
Welcome To The Upworthiest.
Turn On Your Images And
Buckle Your Seatbelt.
Want to say hi back? Reply to this message!
Just saying hi. Holla back if you are human!
Just saying hi. Holla back if you are human!
Holla!
Just saying hi. Holla back if you are human!
Holla!
but of course. y'all are awesome. used this
email in a Marketo present...
Just saying hi. Holla back if you are human!
Holla!
but of course. y'all are awesome. used this
email in a Marketo present...
Online-Do-Not-Reply@dmv.ca.gov
Online-Do-Not-Reply@dmv.ca.gov
yes-please-reply@zemanta.com
Mo' Clicks, Mo' Customers
A video marketing
Infographic you say? Yes
puh-lease!
Gotcha! We know you're not tracking video metrics.
So I’ll pick you up at 7?
Creative or Deceptive?
Campaign Unknowns
• List type & age
• Day/time of send
• How metrics compare to averages
Key Campaign Metrics
• Open Rate: 24.4%
• Click Rate: 2.1%
• Click-to-Open Rate: 9%
• Opt-Out: 1.8%
Key Campaign Metrics
• Open Rate: 24.4%
• Click Rate: 2.1%
• Click-to-Open Rate: 9%
• Opt-Out: 1.8%
• Opportunities create...
Positive feedback
outweighed negative by 10x
Good email man. A little long but the best one I've received in
a long time!
Good subject line Jim…got me to open the email.
Good email man. A little long but the best one I've received in
a long tim...
Your email is deceptive and you should never begin a
marketing email with a dishonest subject line. Do you really
expect t...
Ridiculous. Totally Deceptive. I had no idea what you were
talking about....
Good email man. A little long but the best on...
Ridiculous. Totally Deceptive. I had no idea what you were
talking about....but oh so effective! Excellent way to catch
my...
Creative or Deceptive?
Don’t use deceptive subject
lines. The subject line must
accurately reflect the content
of the message.
CAN-SPAM ACT OF 20...
[Checklist] Take Stock of Your Document Imaging Solution
[Checklist] Take Stock of Your Document Imaging Solution
9.9% open rate
4.4% click-to-open rate
[Comic strip] The flimsy case for paper-based insurance
[Comic strip] The flimsy case for paper-based insurance
19.7% open rate
40.7% click-to-open rate
[Comic strip] The flimsy case for paper-based insurance
19.7% open rate (>2x)
40.7% click-to-open rate (~4x)
[Checklist] T...
Aerial and sky-based marketing isn’t just the hottest marketing
trend of 2014, it’s also the only way to give your marketi...
“Darn it! I just invested half of my Marketing budget into Cave-
based marketing! If only I had gotten your e-mail a littl...
1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy
2. Landing Pages
3. Videos
4. Email Signatures
5. Out of Office Auto-Responders
6. LinkedIn...
Welcome, footer-link clickers!
We’re glad you gave our logo a click. To fill you in, Ryan Solutions is the resort
industry...
Gregg Blanchard
Communications at RyanSolutions
95% of all RyanSolutions
marketing has human touch*
*95% is in person or o...
"If there are any tracks left to be had in your general vicinity, stop
reading this email.”
"Our fearless tech leader, Ben...
Source: Social Fresh
Source: Social Fresh
Source: Social Fresh
1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy
2. Landing Pages
3. Videos
4. Email Signatures
5. Out of Office Auto-Responders
6. LinkedIn...
Subject: An important message from Captain Obvious
[Hotels.com “Captain Obvious” Video]
• >1,000 visitors to the campaign
landing page (78% click through
rate on video)
• 72% completion rate of video
content (9...
• 24% conversion rate from watching
video to submitting data collection form
for access to the associated case study
• >20...
1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy
2. Landing Pages
3. Videos
4. Email Signatures
5. Out of Office Auto-Responders
6. LinkedIn...
Sent from my iPhone
DJ Waldow
Currently rediscovering my PASSION. Details
Find me using "djwaldow" on most social networks
#MacBookAir
Sent from my iPhone, which I've named George II.
DJ Waldow
Currently rediscovering my PASSION. Details
Find me using "djwa...
Sent from my iPhone, which I've named George II.
This was sent from my iPhone. Please rest assured that any
typos, spellos...
Sent from my iPhone, which I've named George II.
This was sent from my iPhone. Please rest assured that any
typos, spellos...
1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy
2. Landing Pages
3. Videos
4. Email Signatures
5. Out of Office Auto-Responders
6. LinkedIn...
Hello. Thank you for your email. I am at [insert event name]
returning [insert date], my response will be delayed.
Thanks ...
You know, I've been preaching this "BE HUMAN" theme for email marketers
(and marketers in general) for some time now. So I...
[DJ Waldow’s “Out of Office” Video]
Oui, Oui
As you read this, I am eyeballs deep in
chocolate, baguettes, and museums. The family
and I are doing a little si...
Oui, Oui
Getting ready for this trip, the biggest issues were
convincing a pre-teen jock that you can't just wear
basketba...
North Pole
I am currently at the North Pole helping Santa and his elves
put together a social support program to answer al...
No creativity at 4AM
I'm sitting here at 4 AM trying to compose this out-of-office message. That might
not seem like an im...
My Kayak doesn't get email
Hey there,
I'm currently kayaking in the Sea of Cortez and as such not
reading email - a kayak ...
[DJ Waldow’s “Out of Office” Video – for Kate]
1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy
2. Landing Pages
3. Videos
4. Email Signatures
5. Out of Office Auto-Responders
6. LinkedIn...
1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy
2. Landing Pages
3. Videos
4. Email Signatures
5. Out of Office Auto-Responders
6. LinkedIn...
Watch video online
How about once a week? Let’s take is slow, Bonobos.
Once a month. I like you, Bonobos. LIKE.
It’s not you. It’s me, Bonobo...
“With the above form, however, Bonobos has
consistently saved 25% of these opt-out
bound subscribers, converting them into...
1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy
2. Landing Pages
3. Videos
4. Email Signatures
5. Out of Office Auto-Responders
6. LinkedIn...
Does HUMAN work for every
company, every brand?
I think it does.
That being said, TEST IT. See if it works
for YOUR audience.
(Then report back)
DJ Waldow
socialbutterflyguy.com
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On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
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On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
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On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!	)
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Want to get more return on your email marketing - and overall marketing - campaigns? Try this: BE MORE HUMAN.

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  • Number of emails sent/received per day in 2013: http://www.radicati.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Email-Statistics-Report-2013-2017-Executive-Summary.pdf
  • Number of emails sent/received per day in 2013: http://www.radicati.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Email-Statistics-Report-2013-2017-Executive-Summary.pdf
  • Number of emails sent/received per day in 2013: http://www.radicati.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Email-Statistics-Report-2013-2017-Executive-Summary.pdf
  • Number of emails sent/received per day in 2013: http://www.radicati.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Email-Statistics-Report-2013-2017-Executive-Summary.pdf
  • Number of emails sent/received per day in 2013: http://www.radicati.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Email-Statistics-Report-2013-2017-Executive-Summary.pdf
  • Number of emails sent/received per day in 2013: http://www.radicati.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Email-Statistics-Report-2013-2017-Executive-Summary.pdf
  • Number of emails sent/received per day in 2013: http://www.radicati.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Email-Statistics-Report-2013-2017-Executive-Summary.pdf
  • Number of emails sent/received per day in 2013: http://www.radicati.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Email-Statistics-Report-2013-2017-Executive-Summary.pdf
  • Number of emails sent/received per day in 2013: http://www.radicati.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Email-Statistics-Report-2013-2017-Executive-Summary.pdf
  • Number of emails sent/received per day in 2013: http://www.radicati.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Email-Statistics-Report-2013-2017-Executive-Summary.pdf
  • Number of emails sent/received per day in 2013: http://www.radicati.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Email-Statistics-Report-2013-2017-Executive-Summary.pdf
  • Number of emails sent/received per day in 2013: http://www.radicati.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Email-Statistics-Report-2013-2017-Executive-Summary.pdf
  • Number of emails sent/received per day in 2013: http://www.radicati.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Email-Statistics-Report-2013-2017-Executive-Summary.pdf
  • Number of emails sent/received per day in 2013: http://www.radicati.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Email-Statistics-Report-2013-2017-Executive-Summary.pdf
  • On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more! )

    1. 1. On Being HUMAN: The Importance of Writing More Engaging Emails (and more!) DJ Waldow June 2014
    2. 2. 182.9 BILLIONSource: The Radicati Group
    3. 3. Flickr: thirteenthnile
    4. 4. SUBJECT LINE Reminder: Please share your views with us about XXXX FROM NAME XXXX- DO NOT REPLY
    5. 5. Service Inquiry 77229: 775 LAKEVIEW WAY - RWC
    6. 6. NOT HUMAN
    7. 7. But, HOW (& where) do you “speak more human?”
    8. 8. 1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy 2. Landing Pages 3. Videos 4. Email Signatures 5. Out of Office Auto-Responders 6. LinkedIn Profiles 7. Email Opt-Out Landing Pages 8. Confirmation Emails
    9. 9. 1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy 2. Landing Pages 3. Videos 4. Email Signatures 5. Out of Office Auto-Responders 6. LinkedIn Profiles 7. Email Opt-Out Landing Pages 8. Confirmation Emails
    10. 10. Some Creepy Dudes Said Some Creepy Things To This Reporter. So She Is Calling Them Out.
    11. 11. Welcome To The Upworthiest. Turn On Your Images And Buckle Your Seatbelt.
    12. 12. Want to say hi back? Reply to this message!
    13. 13. Just saying hi. Holla back if you are human!
    14. 14. Just saying hi. Holla back if you are human! Holla!
    15. 15. Just saying hi. Holla back if you are human! Holla! but of course. y'all are awesome. used this email in a Marketo presentation the other day. Will be using it in our Dreamforce deck too!
    16. 16. Just saying hi. Holla back if you are human! Holla! but of course. y'all are awesome. used this email in a Marketo presentation the other day. Will be using it in our Dreamforce deck too! Aww, stop! We're blushing.
    17. 17. Online-Do-Not-Reply@dmv.ca.gov
    18. 18. Online-Do-Not-Reply@dmv.ca.gov
    19. 19. yes-please-reply@zemanta.com
    20. 20. Mo' Clicks, Mo' Customers
    21. 21. A video marketing Infographic you say? Yes puh-lease!
    22. 22. Gotcha! We know you're not tracking video metrics.
    23. 23. So I’ll pick you up at 7?
    24. 24. Creative or Deceptive?
    25. 25. Campaign Unknowns • List type & age • Day/time of send • How metrics compare to averages
    26. 26. Key Campaign Metrics • Open Rate: 24.4% • Click Rate: 2.1% • Click-to-Open Rate: 9% • Opt-Out: 1.8%
    27. 27. Key Campaign Metrics • Open Rate: 24.4% • Click Rate: 2.1% • Click-to-Open Rate: 9% • Opt-Out: 1.8% • Opportunities created (1st week): 7
    28. 28. Positive feedback outweighed negative by 10x
    29. 29. Good email man. A little long but the best one I've received in a long time!
    30. 30. Good subject line Jim…got me to open the email. Good email man. A little long but the best one I've received in a long time!
    31. 31. Your email is deceptive and you should never begin a marketing email with a dishonest subject line. Do you really expect to have a meaningful relationship that is started with a lie? Good email man. A little long but the best one I've received in a long time! Good subject line Jim…got me to open the email.
    32. 32. Ridiculous. Totally Deceptive. I had no idea what you were talking about.... Good email man. A little long but the best one I've received in a long time! Your email is deceptive and you should never begin a marketing email with a dishonest subject line. Do you really expect to have a meaningful relationship that is started with a lie? Good subject line Jim…got me to open the email.
    33. 33. Ridiculous. Totally Deceptive. I had no idea what you were talking about....but oh so effective! Excellent way to catch my attn. You win. Tell me more. Good email man. A little long but the best one I've received in a long time! Your email is deceptive and you should never begin a marketing email with a dishonest subject line. Do you really expect to have a meaningful relationship that is started with a lie? Good subject line Jim…got me to open the email.
    34. 34. Creative or Deceptive?
    35. 35. Don’t use deceptive subject lines. The subject line must accurately reflect the content of the message. CAN-SPAM ACT OF 2003
    36. 36. [Checklist] Take Stock of Your Document Imaging Solution
    37. 37. [Checklist] Take Stock of Your Document Imaging Solution 9.9% open rate 4.4% click-to-open rate
    38. 38. [Comic strip] The flimsy case for paper-based insurance
    39. 39. [Comic strip] The flimsy case for paper-based insurance 19.7% open rate 40.7% click-to-open rate
    40. 40. [Comic strip] The flimsy case for paper-based insurance 19.7% open rate (>2x) 40.7% click-to-open rate (~4x) [Checklist] Take Stock of Your Document Imaging Solution 9.9% open rate 4.4% click-to-open rate
    41. 41. Aerial and sky-based marketing isn’t just the hottest marketing trend of 2014, it’s also the only way to give your marketing messages wings. Today's marketers should be allocating resources to skywriting, blimps, paper airplanes, carrier pigeons, and owls. If you aren’t investing big in aerial and sky-based marketing, you may as well be marketing under a rock.
    42. 42. “Darn it! I just invested half of my Marketing budget into Cave- based marketing! If only I had gotten your e-mail a little bit sooner!!!!”
    43. 43. 1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy 2. Landing Pages 3. Videos 4. Email Signatures 5. Out of Office Auto-Responders 6. LinkedIn Profiles 7. Email Opt-Out Landing Pages 8. Confirmation Emails
    44. 44. Welcome, footer-link clickers! We’re glad you gave our logo a click. To fill you in, Ryan Solutions is the resort industry leader in database marketing. That sounds great and all, but you are here because you clicked on our footer link and likely aren’t a ski resort. So, what does database marketing mean for you, the non-resort employee? It basically boils down to one thing. When resorts use information they know about a guest, they can stop sending so much irrelevant “stuff” and send messages that are actually useful to you. That’s one of our big goals, to help resorts know their guests better so they can send relevant messages. You may not be interested in all of them, but at least you won’t roll your eyes so much when you get a message that has nothing to do with you. It doesn’t happen overnight and, frankly, we could use your help. First, be sure to keep your profile up to date. Second, if you see something you like, take a second to let us know. If you see something you hate, that’s stuff we want to hear about too. Really. We’ve worked with over 50 resorts including some you’ve probably heard of: So, thanks for stopping by. From here, you are welcome to poke around our site to learn more. If you’ve got bigger fish to fry, we hope you have a great day.
    45. 45. Gregg Blanchard Communications at RyanSolutions 95% of all RyanSolutions marketing has human touch* *95% is in person or on the phone I realized how much traffic came from footer. We needed to speak differently to that segment.
    46. 46. "If there are any tracks left to be had in your general vicinity, stop reading this email.” "Our fearless tech leader, Ben Zeeb, also happens to be a trail runner. If you think he's crazy, you're not alone.” "My pasty white skin and permanent chill has me craving some sunshine, the beach and a cold drink.” "Your guest data is as clean as behind your ears should be. Your mom would be proud." "...more than 50% open rates. Girl scouts selling Thin Mints door- to-door don't even get those numbers.” Some examples of “human” from RyanSolutions
    47. 47. Source: Social Fresh
    48. 48. Source: Social Fresh
    49. 49. Source: Social Fresh
    50. 50. 1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy 2. Landing Pages 3. Videos 4. Email Signatures 5. Out of Office Auto-Responders 6. LinkedIn Profiles 7. Email Opt-Out Landing Pages 8. Confirmation Emails
    51. 51. Subject: An important message from Captain Obvious
    52. 52. [Hotels.com “Captain Obvious” Video]
    53. 53. • >1,000 visitors to the campaign landing page (78% click through rate on video) • 72% completion rate of video content (90% of viewers that watched beyond 10 seconds watched until the very end) Stats after 7 Days …
    54. 54. • 24% conversion rate from watching video to submitting data collection form for access to the associated case study • >200 new MQLs generated from combination of form completions AND updated lead scores from video viewing engagement data Stats after 7 Days …
    55. 55. 1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy 2. Landing Pages 3. Videos 4. Email Signatures 5. Out of Office Auto-Responders 6. LinkedIn Profiles 7. Email Opt-Out Landing Pages 8. Confirmation Emails
    56. 56. Sent from my iPhone
    57. 57. DJ Waldow Currently rediscovering my PASSION. Details Find me using "djwaldow" on most social networks #MacBookAir
    58. 58. Sent from my iPhone, which I've named George II. DJ Waldow Currently rediscovering my PASSION. Details Find me using "djwaldow" on most social networks #MacBookAir
    59. 59. Sent from my iPhone, which I've named George II. This was sent from my iPhone. Please rest assured that any typos, spellos, or other examples of fat finger syndrome are due to the device and should in no way impact your perception of the consideration that this message was given. DJ Waldow Currently rediscovering my PASSION. Details Find me using "djwaldow" on most social networks #MacBookAir
    60. 60. Sent from my iPhone, which I've named George II. This was sent from my iPhone. Please rest assured that any typos, spellos, or other examples of fat finger syndrome are due to the device and should in no way impact your perception of the consideration that this message was given. my iPhern. Sory fer eny typeos. Read more funny email signatures here DJ Waldow Currently rediscovering my PASSION. Details Find me using "djwaldow" on most social networks #MacBookAir
    61. 61. 1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy 2. Landing Pages 3. Videos 4. Email Signatures 5. Out of Office Auto-Responders 6. LinkedIn Profiles 7. Email Opt-Out Landing Pages 8. Confirmation Emails
    62. 62. Hello. Thank you for your email. I am at [insert event name] returning [insert date], my response will be delayed. Thanks for your email. I am currently out of the office on vacation. Responses to email will be limited until I return, [insert date]. Hi, I am currently out on PTO with limited access to email. If this is urgent, please contact XXX (xxx@xxx.com) or YYY (yyy@yyy.com). Otherwise, I will get back to your message when I return on Thursday, March 13.
    63. 63. You know, I've been preaching this "BE HUMAN" theme for email marketers (and marketers in general) for some time now. So I guess it's a *bit* odd that this "out of office email autoresponder" is ... well ... automated. HOWEVER, it was written by a human (me). Instead of the normal, "I am out of the office and will have limited access to email while gone" blah blah blah ... I created this video - just for you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5FI-yp7M4Q&feature=youtu.be (hit reply) Smile. Laugh. Dance.
    64. 64. [DJ Waldow’s “Out of Office” Video]
    65. 65. Oui, Oui As you read this, I am eyeballs deep in chocolate, baguettes, and museums. The family and I are doing a little sightseeing in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Paris, and the Dordogne region. I am also speaking at Facebook Congress in The Netherlands, as well as Content Marketing Conference Europe (my cunning vacation underwriting plan). Note that my Mom is pet and house sitting, so any thoughts you may have of robbing me will be foiled. She's a tough old bird.
    66. 66. Oui, Oui Getting ready for this trip, the biggest issues were convincing a pre-teen jock that you can't just wear basketball shorts and flip flops everywhere in France. Also, sorting out the myriad options for international voice, texting, and data coverage. Thanks to ATT for making that as easy as trigonometry. I did successfully navigate that information thicket, and I'll be checking email (ish). For quicker responses not sullied by a keyboard slick with foie gras, give these great folks a try:
    67. 67. North Pole I am currently at the North Pole helping Santa and his elves put together a social support program to answer all the good little boys and girls who are tweeting their Christmas lists this year! I am out of the office until Monday, December 9. If Santa allows it, I will respond to emails. If it is an emergency, dial 911 and apply direct pressure. Otherwise, contact my right hand man, Michael Hunter at [email removed for this status]. Ho, ho, ho!" Heather Dopson
    68. 68. No creativity at 4AM I'm sitting here at 4 AM trying to compose this out-of-office message. That might not seem like an impossible task to you early birds. But I'm allergic to mornings. (Is 4 AM morning? Or is it evening? I should go back to bed so I can drift off pondering that...) Since I'm coming up empty on crack-of-dawn creativity, I'll keep this simple. I'm up early because I'm flying to San Francisco as I'll be at Dreamforce '13 this week. (Are you here, too? I'm sure we'll see each other. (Ha! I kid! There's a mid-sized village of people here. If you're here, let's be more intentional about meeting... )) All that to say: I am reading email (of course), but I'll be slow on response. So this is officially called an auto-responder. But unofficially, it's called setting expectations. Talk to you soon! -ish! Your friend, Ann
    69. 69. My Kayak doesn't get email Hey there, I'm currently kayaking in the Sea of Cortez and as such not reading email - a kayak is unstable enough without the weight of a sat phone! I'll be back at it Jan 6th … John Jantch
    70. 70. [DJ Waldow’s “Out of Office” Video – for Kate]
    71. 71. 1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy 2. Landing Pages 3. Videos 4. Email Signatures 5. Out of Office Auto-Responders 6. LinkedIn Profiles 7. Email Opt-Out Landing Pages 8. Confirmation Emails
    72. 72. 1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy 2. Landing Pages 3. Videos 4. Email Signatures 5. Out of Office Auto-Responders 6. LinkedIn Profiles 7. Email Opt-Out Landing Pages 8. Confirmation Emails
    73. 73. Watch video online
    74. 74. How about once a week? Let’s take is slow, Bonobos. Once a month. I like you, Bonobos. LIKE. It’s not you. It’s me, Bonobos. I need a 30-day break. Unsubscribe. *Sniff*. It’s over, Bonobos.
    75. 75. “With the above form, however, Bonobos has consistently saved 25% of these opt-out bound subscribers, converting them into a lower-cadence frequency option and keeping them on the list. Combined with other efforts, including frequency modeling, Bonobos was able to reduce attrition by 86%.” Source
    76. 76. 1. Email: Subject Lines & Copy 2. Landing Pages 3. Videos 4. Email Signatures 5. Out of Office Auto-Responders 6. LinkedIn Profiles 7. Email Opt-Out Landing Pages 8. Confirmation Emails
    77. 77. Does HUMAN work for every company, every brand?
    78. 78. I think it does.
    79. 79. That being said, TEST IT. See if it works for YOUR audience. (Then report back)
    80. 80. DJ Waldow socialbutterflyguy.com
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