Gmail’s New ‘Block’ Option: Pros and Cons for Marketers

Gmail rolled out new “block” functionality to all Gmail webmail users yesterday, giving consumers yet another option to rid their inboxes of email they don’t want. On the surface, that might not sound like a great thing for marketers, but it’s not as bad as it sounds. In this post, we’ll cover the pros and cons of Gmail’s latest update.


3 Revealing Truths That Question Everything You Know About Email

To measure success, marketers (like myself!) turn to dashboards and spreadsheets. When it comes to email, success is measured by opens, clicks, and obviously, revenue generated. However, over the past two months at Litmus, the veil that had been cast over my eyes as a marketer misled by the dashboard fell a bit more. In this post, I cover the three biggest takeaways that have forever changed my view, not only on dashboards, but on the way we measure and view email in general.


In Regards to the Rumors about Litmus…

On Friday, we told you something big is coming from Litmus. But instead of telling you what it is or even giving you a slightest hint, we asked you to guess What’s next for Litmus? and invited you to start a rumor with the #MakeEmailBetter hashtag. And start rumors you did! Hundreds of you played along, giving us inspired advice for the future direction of our company. Here are some of our favorite rumors.


27 Tweetable Takeaways from The Email Design Conference 2015

The Email Design Conference brought together over 500 passionate email designers, marketers, and strategists in one space—all eager to share their knowledge and soak in all of the information possible. Seemingly countless tips and advice were shared throughout the conference—and on Twitter. While there were thousands of amazing tweets, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite takeaways below.


Introducing John, Growth Director

My name is John, Growth Director here at Litmus. As Growth Director, I have the privilege of helping to spread the Litmus message to even more people who need our help. This means I’ll be working with others to think of new ways to reach people, helping to grow not only our footing in the email industry, but you as well.


6 Alternatives to Spending Thousands on an Email List

Purchasing a list of email addresses may seem like a great solution, but it’s not. While you get a list of leads instantaneously, there are some major drawbacks. It not only costs thousands of dollars, but purchasing a list can negatively affect your deliverability and sender reputation. Luckily, there are alternatives to building your lists—alternatives that are cost-effective and not detrimental to your sender reputation.


6 Steps to Creating a Successful Welcome Email Experience

You’ve honed your email signup appeal language to entice people to subscribe. You’ve created a signup form that minimizes friction. You’ve placed that form on your website, in your mobile app, on your Facebook page, and in other places where your customers and potential customers will see them. And—success—people are subscribing. Now what? Sending a welcome email is that next crucial step.