Defense Secretary Ash Carter occasionally used a personal email account for official business through September 2015, well into Hillary Clinton's email scandal. The revelations come after the Pentagon made some of Carter's emails public as part of a a Freedom of Information Act request.
Timing depends on the brand and the customer, and loyalty programs offer a great opportunity, according to Experian's latest quarterly email benchmark report. According to the report, individual relevance is more significant than sending on any one particular day or time. In addition, loyalty programs are more effective than standard promo emails. Brands saw a 42 percent increase in revenues per email, a 36 percent increase in unique clicks, and a 27 percent higher average order value when sending emails to loyalty members.
Rackspace is among the various companies on the market making it easy for SMBs to set up email accounts easily. For $2 a month per account with a minimum of 5 accounts, the service lets users create email accounts with their company's domain and use these within their Gmail accounts. The tool includes phone, chat and email support.
Digital startup PowerInbox has raised $6.5 million in new Series A funding. The company offers tools for marketers to create dynamic emails. Battery Ventures, Maverick Ventures and Genesis Partners led the funding round.
Uber is phasing out its customer support email tools, in place of in-app support. Over the next several weeks, Uber will phase out the email@example.com email address and will roll out the new in-app feature. The company hopes that the new tool will be more efficient and will help decrease response times.
France is considering a new bill that would give workers the "right to disconnect" from email after office hours and on the weekends. If passed, the law would require employers to encourage employees to put down their devices while they are off of work.
Ryman Hospitality Properties, parent company for The Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, and WSM-AM, has been targeting in an email phishing scam. As a result, hackers were able to steal W-2 information from the 2015 tax season. The data includes employee names, addresses, tax rates, social security numbers, and income earned from performances at the Opry.
Ever since the State Department has made Hillary Clinton's email data public, data geeks have been trying to analyze the data for meaning. Kaggle, the "world's largest community of data scientists," has shared the data on its site and invited tech geeks to download it and post their results. Graduate students in data analytics at New York University's Stern School of Business has also examined the data to identify her close contacts, important email topics, keywords and frequency in her correspondence.
Adam Blitzer, executive vice president of Salesforce Sales Cloud can still remember when every sale counted. In an interview with Forbes, Blitzer described his a ha moment while eating lunch at Wendy's in 2007. "I was eating a chicken sandwich and looking at the tray liner for something to read. And that is what got me thinking - Wendy's was using all of its free white space, including the tray liner, for its marketing and branding. They were being smart and maximizing the space they had. And I thought, why couldn't I do that with email?"Blitzer joined Salesforce as part …
A second federal judge has ruled in favor of a conservative legal watchdog group that wants to question the State Department in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. In addition, the group may potentially interview several of Clinton's top aides about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.