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A commonly accepted best practice in the email world is the inclusion of alt attributes (frequently known as an “ALT tag” or “ALT text,” which is shorthand for alternative text) for images. Why it’s important to remember this detail to best optimize your email >>
Email geeks, it’s time to arm yourselves. We’ve been there before, and know the pain of being a lone email advocate in an organization. We’ve also learned from this, and offer this advice for promoting yourself and your ideas.
The first half of 2016 has seen plenty of changes in the email world. For an industry that’s constantly fighting rumors of death, there’s a lot of activity happening! Watch the video and read on to get the inside scoop on what went down for the first half of 2016.
As another year wraps up, email is still reminding us that nothing in this industry is boring, despite what some naysayers would like to have us think! We tracked nearly 1 billion emails every month throughout 2015, measuring where and how your messages are opened around the world. While some things remained the same—the top three email clients in January were still the top three in November—there was some drama along the way.
In the first half of 2015, we’ve seen email open data continue to favor mobile apps and providers that focus on new and innovative solutions. Desktop opens have fallen 4% in the first half of 2015 now representing 22% of opens. Mobile opens have seized desktop’s fallen share, growing 4% to capture 49% of market share. Conversely, opens in free webmail services like Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook.com have decreased 4%; opens in these providers currently make up 29% of opens.
The Apple Watch has arrived. As an email marketer or designer, there are four critical things you need to know about how Apple’s new wearable technology will affect your campaigns. The TL;DR? Prepare for plain text to make a big comeback and to be frustrated by lack of insight into traditional email metrics, like opens and clicks.
We’ve been tracking email opens for more than 4 years. And it’s incredible to see how behaviors have changed over time. Mobile email was barely a blip on our radars in 2011, and made up just 8% of email opens. Fast forward to 2014, and nearly half of emails are opened on smartphones and tablets—a 500% increase in four years.
There’s an amazing opportunity to join the Litmus team as our email marketing manager—conceiving and executing the messages we send to customers, future customers, fans, and partners. I’m looking for someone who lives, breathes, eats, and sleeps email marketing. The type of person that thinks about new ways to utilize segmentation in the shower, discusses bulletproof buttons and actionable CTAs at dinner, and dreams about your next A/B test at night. If you’ve ever replied to a marketing email from your favorite brand to tell them they should use styled ALT text on their images, or annoyed your friends by defending your job as a “spammer,” this might be the job for you.
It’s getting harder and harder to stand out in the inbox. Fledging startups are churning out new tools aimed at managing the volume of email that people receive—and subscribers are snapping them up. Meanwhile, the email industry continues to beat the relevance drum, pounding it into our heads that we need to be relevant to our audience, that sending relevant emails is the only way to rise above the noise, that relevant content is the golden ticket to email marketing success. But what, exactly, does it mean to be relevant? How can you tell if your content—and your emails—have relevance to your audience? The answer lies in the VENT methodology.