The Gmail team over at Google has been really busy lately. Over the past year and a half, they have made numerous changes to Gmail—including quick actions, image caching, the auto-unsubscribe, and more—all of which have put the email world in a tizzy. Earlier this week, they released yet another change (and perhaps the biggest one yet). They launched an entirely new email app, Inbox by Gmail. In this post, we’ll take a look at Inbox’s functionalities, as well as this new email app’s effect on the email marketing world.
Plain text emails are just that—plain text. While they may not be nearly as attractive as HTML-based emails, they play a significant role in a well-rounded email marketing strategy. In this post, we’ll give plain text emails the attention they deserve—focusing on why they’re important, how to properly build them, and we’ll provide plenty of examples along the way.
Email clients constantly make updates that affect how emails are displayed. Recently, Yahoo Mail made one such update and left designers in the dark. Here’s the lowdown on exactly what changed and how to fix it.
We all know that email preview testing is important. But there are a lot of different ways to test your email throughout the development process. We take a look at five ways to get the most out of email testing for everyone in the design and development chain.
A little over a year ago, Jordan, one of our senior developers, and Alan, our lead designer, launched a hack week project called Litmus Builder. The tool was a hit and we received lots of positive feedback from the email community. As our email designer, I was a big advocate of the product and loved to use it when creating Litmus’ emails. Together, all three of us wanted to expand on the initial project and build a more robust version of the tool. And, together—along with the help of over a hundred of the world’s best email designers—we did just that. Today, we are thrilled to introduce the world’s first code editor built for email designers by email designers: Litmus Builder.
With attention spans on the decline—leaving you with only 8 seconds to make an impact on your subscriber—Chris and Jamie connected ideas from email marketing, cognitive behavior, and user experience to help you get better marketing results to boost your business. With over 4,000 registrants (wow!), we didn’t have enough time to get to all of the questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar. The Emma team has very graciously offered to answer all of the questions we missed here on the blog.
While your email service provider’s click data may help you determine which articles and calls-to-action resonate best with your audience, and their open data can enable you to make inferences about which subject lines work best, Email Analytics data can help you take things to the next level. Let’s talk about some ways to take this data and use it to improve your campaigns.
Last Friday, Apple launched the long-awaited iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Both devices featured larger screens that have many email designers worried. Just how will these big screens affect your campaigns? Read on to find out.
Ever send an email campaign only to get swamped by replies saying that it looks broken in subscribers’ inboxes? Nine times out of ten, broken campaigns come down to a failure to test before sending. Learn why email preview testing is one of the most important tools for email marketers.
Email designers face a lot of rendering issues. Fortunately, they’re a clever bunch of people and have come up with some great hacks to keep campaigns looking great. The Litmus Community recently divulged some of their favorite email hacks. Care to share yours?