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Loren McDonald
Marketing Strategist/Content Marketer

Loren consults with companies to maximize revenue, leads, and customer retention through content marketing programs including webinars, thought leadership/research and email marketing. He has 36 years of experience as a consultant, marketing executive and thought leader at companies including IBM, Silverpop, Acoustic, Arthur Andersen, USWeb/CKS, EmailLabs, and Lyris.

He has written more than 500 articles, produced dozens of white papers and special reports, spoken at more than 350 conferences in 14 countries and presented on 200+ webinars. Loren has won multiple awards including 2005 Best Marketing Executive (American Business Awards - "Stevie's") and 2011 Email Marketer of the Year (Email Evolution Council).

Social Media:

Twitter: @LorenMcDonald

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorenmcdonald/

Email Marketers: Are You Prepared for “Shipageddon" This Holiday Season?

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No surprise, the 2020 holiday ecommerce season is shaping up to be the biggest ever. Beyond the normal increase in online holiday shopping, COVID-19 will shift many former brick-and-mortar purchases to online. However ecommerce companies are nervous this year about the ability of the shipping carriers to keep up with demand...
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Learning from Failure: Stories and Lessons from Members of Only Influencers

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One of the foundations of marketing is to test, learn and improve. The learning that comes from constantly trying and testing new approaches and tactics is one of the aspects of marketing that makes it exciting and interesting, even for grizzled veterans like me. “We learn wisdom from failure much more...
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Analytics are the new metrics: Understanding the why

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I’ve spent the last 20 years consulting with marketers, with a significant focus on metrics and benchmarking. In fact, having produced more than a dozen email marketing benchmark reports and surveys on metrics, you could probably say I’ve made a career out of metrics. But like marketing tactics themselves, I believe...
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McDonald: Is It Time To Expand/Evolve the Role of Email Marketing? Three Suggestions.

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Is it time to rethink the role of email marketing? Beyond a few developments such as optimizing for mobile, the role of email marketers has changed surprisingly little in the last 20 years.  Oh sure the tools have gotten better and more sophisticated, but what email marketers and teams do really...
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