The Nxtbook Blog: News, Case Studies, and Strategies for Digital Publishing

The 5 Best Free Stock Photo Sites To Have In Your Toolbox

Let’s face it. If you are a big brand or agency, budgets are tight. If you are a small brand or agency, budgets are tight. And, if you are right in the middle, budgets are tight. We all need to create more impact with less, stretching every dollar. With that in mind,...

5 Reasons Advertising In A Digital Edition Makes Sense

The landscape of digital advertising is currently muddled. Many times, advertisers are unsure if they are receiving true engagement and making an impact with their marketing spend. Additionally, it seems that a story of advertising fraud or a major miscue pops up on a...

Tips For Growing Your Email Opt-In List

One of the most important measures of marketing success is the growth of an email subscriber list. But now, more than ever, list growth must happen “organically” – which means no list rentals, no website scraping and no purchased lists from trade associations or other...

7 Tips For Outstanding B2B Email Marketing

According to the Data and Marketing Association, email marketing continues to provide the highest return-on-investment for all direct marketing channels. Most marketers probably associate email marketing with business-to-consumer messaging. But if you are a...

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Tips For Growing Your Email Opt-In List

One of the most important measures of marketing success is the growth of an email subscriber list. But now, more than ever, list growth must happen “organically” – which means no list rentals, no website scraping and no purchased lists from trade associations or other...

7 Tips For Outstanding B2B Email Marketing

According to the Data and Marketing Association, email marketing continues to provide the highest return-on-investment for all direct marketing channels. Most marketers probably associate email marketing with business-to-consumer messaging. But if you are a...

Digital And (no longer Or) Print

I was excited to read the recent interview of Samir “Mr. Magazine” Husni in Media Update’s article entitled “Print vs Digital: A Q&A with Mr. Magazine Himself”. Why was I excited? Well, it hit on points that we at Nxtbook Media have consistently preached to clients...

The Email Savant Series: What is CTOR and Why Does It Matter?

CTOR means “Click-to-Open Rate,” and it’s become an increasingly important metric for email marketers. Why? If you want your subscribers to take a specific call-to-action – place an order, download a whitepaper, read your blog, watch your video, register for an event,...

The Email Savant Series: How Much Email Is Too Much?

What’s worse: over-mailing your list – which drives unsubscribes and disengagement – or under-mailing – which might mean lost opportunities to engage and convert? Both can prevent you from meeting your goals. While most people will say “I receive too many emails!” I...

The Email Savant Series: Simplifying A/B Split Testing

Are your email marketing messages returning the best results possible? Are you sure? The only way to know is to test – and do so repeatedly on an ongoing basis. There are two kinds of email marketing tests: A/B split tests and multivariate tests. A/B split tests...

We’re Taking Our Next Steps!

As you have probably noticed we've been making efforts to advance our product offerings, communications, and level of service over this past year and a half.  While we have been able to do so in our current space to a certain degree, we feel that in order to truly...

The Email Savant Series: Creating Relevant Email Content

Year after year, email marketing continues to deliver a strong return on investment for marketers. According to eConsultancy in 2017, three-quarters of companies agree that email offers "excellent" to "good" ROI. Are you part of that one-quarter that does not agree...

Are You Making the Most Of Your Employee Handbook?

Quick question for you before I start: Where is your employee handbook? I am willing to bet that it’s in a dusty binder on the bottom of your bookshelf at home or in a desk drawer at work beneath a stack of folders and your gym bag. Maybe you’ve been working at your...

The Email Savant Series: Tips for Creating Sticky Email Content

  If you feel you’re doing everything right in executing your email marketing strategy, but your audiences aren’t reading your messages and taking your calls-to-action, then it’s time to look at your content. The term “sticky” has been used over the years to describe...

Why Is Time Engaged More Important Than Ever?

We all know the stats about how distracted our audiences are. They now, supposedly, have an attention span of fewer than eight seconds. A reader will spend, on average, only 37 seconds on an online article. Top websites aim for two minutes of engagement per visit....

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