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Blog by Mike Blaney

Do I actually need an email signature?

January 6th, 2014
A recent blog post by Studio98 summed the answer up nicely:

Not having a nice signature is like not having a nice business card, it reflects poorly on your company and most of the time no email signature is better than an ugly or plain one.

These days where more and more business is being handled through email and online. The closest you sometime get to actually meeting someone is to send t ...

Gmail Changes the Way It Displays Images

January 6th, 2014
A recent article by Mailer Mailer spells trouble for email stationery companies that provide click tracking.

Last Thursday, Google changed the way that Gmail handles images. In the past, Gmail automatically hid images whenever an email was opened. Now, unless the setting is manually changed, Gmail displays images automatically.

Google now cachies all email images on their own servers before d ...

Best Email Response Times

October 15th, 2012

This a great study by GetResponse.com

"We analyzed 21 million messages sent from US accounts in the 1st quarter of 2012 to determine top open and click-through times. We also analyzed the recipients’ top engagement times — all to test our thesis: sending times matter, and message results depend on reader engagement routines, not just a little but a lot."

Results:

One of the most important con ...

Customize Your Email Stationery This Christmas

November 24th, 2011
Want to lighten up and brighten up your email stationery this Chrismas?

Decorating ideas can be seen by clicking here and banner ideas can be seen by clicking here.

New Email Stationery Client

July 18th, 2011
We just completed a new email stationery design for Kevin and Trish Lunder of Macdonald Realty Olympic in Surrey BC. This is a clean, and professional look that ensures the reader knows who the email is from, but does not take away from the message.

Click on the image to view their website.Lunders Email Stationery