The email industry is known for frequent—and mostly unannounced—changes that can affect marketing team’s workflows, email performance, and customer experience (and not always for the better). Here’s what’s happened so far in 2017, based on an data from Litmus Email Analytics.
Current Email Program Resourcing Levels Have Many Marketers Feeling Under-Supported and Disrespected
Email program resourcing correlates strongly with program success. With many email marketers feeling under-resourced and under-supported, brands have serious cause for concern.
We identified the subscriber acquisition sources that are mostly likely to cause deliverability problems. However, some of these list-building tactics are still definitely worth using, if used properly. We tell you how.
Most companies don’t use return on investment data when determining email marketing budgets, so if you can’t calculate your ROI, don’t worry. Here are eight approaches that you can use to successfully lobby for more support for your email projects.
Successful email programs are 32% more likely than less successful programs to say they have an appropriately rigorous email approval process rather than a burdensome or lax one, according to Litmus’ State of Email Survey. We’ve identified four factors that can tip the balance of an email approval process toward being too cumbersome or too lax—both of which hurt the success of a program.
Over the course of the past year, we’ve analyzed over 17 billion email opens to see where subscribers read emails. And while a few things stayed the same, we saw plenty of movement this year in terms of email client popularity. In our 2016 Email Market Share infographic, we take a look at mobile, webmail, and desktop opens over the course of the year, providing insights about why these changes occurred and how they may affect your email campaigns.
While technology has been blamed for shrinking attention spans, email is not to blame. That’s because the average time spent reading an email increased by nearly 7% to 11.1 seconds between 2011 and 2016, according to an analysis of billions of emails using Litmus Email Analytics. This infographic shares all the details about email attention spans.
More than 3,500 marketers completed our State of Email Survey, which explores how brands plan, build, approve, send, and ensure the deliverability of their email campaigns. Based on those survey responses, here’s what the average email professional looks like.
We analyzed over 360 million Litmus email previews tests to find out where email marketers and designers focused their testing efforts in 2016. This ranking was likely determined by how popular these clients are with our customers’ subscribers, as well as common rendering and bugs that make them important candidates to test and test again. You can use this as a starting point for your 2017 campaigns, or to benchmark your testing efforts against what your peers care about.
2016 brought significant changes in the email world, proving once again that the medium is still alive and kicking. This year saw the launch of a new version of iOS (iOS 10) and the Yahoo! Mail Android app dropping support for media queries. The biggest news of 2016 for email geeks? Gmail supporting <style> and media queries, effectively supporting responsive design. See what else you need to know for 2017.