External email benchmarks can provide false comfort and false alarms. Here are 5 reasons benchmarks are not very useful, and 4 ways to extract helpful information from them.
To better understand the quiet, often invisible influence of email forwards, we used Litmus’ Email Analytics to analyze the forwards generated by more than 400,000 email sends and then examined the most viral emails to uncover the tactics and topics that spur forwards.
Although Verizon’s $4.4 billion purchase of AOL was all about adding more content, video, and ad generation to the mobile communication company’s distribution platform, the acquisition could transform Verizon into a major email inbox provider, likely to the benefit of email marketers.
More and more brands are expanding their shopping cart abandonment emails into series, but they are often just sending the same hard-sell message over and over. Consider including a little soft-sell messaging in the middle of your 3-email cart abandonment series to create what I call a cart abandonment email “sandwich.”
While email marketing excels at driving sales for retailers, there are very real dangers to being overly promotional with your email messaging mix. Here’s why that danger is rising, plus five soft-sell tactics to help you avoid subscribers tuning you out…
Litmus user Dan Foody has discovered something very exciting about the Apple Watch. There’s a way to send a hidden version of your email campaign that only the Apple Watch will display. This gives you a lot more flexibility in your design. In this post, we’ll cover how to introduce a third part into your HTML email: text/watch-html, as well as tips on how to make it look great.
We’re moving quickly toward a future where emails will be much more like sending subscribers a microsite than a static message. Here are five key areas of new email functionality to keep your eye on…
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.
The email landscape is constantly changing. Between the introduction of new anti-spam laws, more email apps, and new iPhones, email marketing has never presented more challenges—or opportunities. As an email marketer focused on success, it’s crucial to stay on top of every new development. In our 2015 State of Email Report, we analyze the biggest email developments and provide tons of actionable tips to keep you on top of your game.
When it comes to email, it’s all about providing your subscribers with a great experience. However, this doesn’t mean that your email has to look the same across every client—it just needs to be easily accessible for all of your subscribers. So, while HTML5 and CSS3 may not be supported everywhere, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use it. Use progressive enhancement and graceful degradation to ensure a positive email experience for all of your subscribers.