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Friday Roundup: A Dangerous Word and Email Marketing Myths

14008-IHR-email-ctaYesterday was the last day for the Early Bird discount for InfluenceHR. The Summer discount is now live, so be sure to register today if you missed the Early Bird. If you’re still looking for a reason to go, check out yesterday’s post from the blog where Lance Haun makes the case for IHR. 

Here’s what we recommend reading and attending this week:

The Most Dangerous Word in Software Development — In this piece on A List Apart, the author denounces the word “just” in software development, and makes the argument that it’s the most dangerous word in software development. So just go give it a read, will ya? 

7 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe About Email Marketing — A lot of email marketing “facts” are passed from person to person like a game of telephone and it takes some considerable time and energy to fact-check the stats that sound so catchy and memorable. So we keep using them. Myths like never send to inactives, or the always popular, “Email is dead” — find answers to these 7 common myths of email marketing in this infographic on the Hubspot blog.

Thinking of Replacing Your LMS Webinar — Join Brandon Hall Group this coming Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 1 pm ET to learn more about the new demands on learning technology with Sr. Learning Analyst David Wentworth and Saba Sr. Director of Product Marketing Charles DeNault. 

We’ll leave you with this quote from Sir Francis Bacon: 

“He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.” 

Happy weekend!