In the ninth episode of The Email Design Podcast, your intrepid hosts talk about how responsive emails and testing affect clicks, Microsoft’s surprisingly good new email client, and the first Community Contest.
The need for HTML tables in email can be confusing for those just getting started or coming from the web design world. In this post, we answer the question, ‘Why does email design require tables?’.
In the eighth episode of The Email Design Podcast, we chat about what’s in store for email designers in the new year. Tune in as we reveal our top five predictions for 2015.
We recently held our first Community Contest, challenging members to show off creative uses of ALT text. See what the winners came up with in this quick recap.
Through testing, you can gain insights into your subscribers and their preferences that help you send strategic, optimized, and better-performing campaigns. The team over at Emerson, a manufacturing and technology company, wanted to generate interest in their product by offering a free trial via email. While they knew their B2B audience consisted mostly of conservative, middle-aged engineers, they were unsure which type of offer would resonate best—and ultimately produce the most leads. So, they set out to test…and test…and test again!
Justine Jordan, Marketing Director here at Litmus, was recently recognized as eec Email Marketer Thought Leader of the Year. This great news gave us the perfect opportunity to acknowledge all the thought leaders in the industry—because without them we wouldn’t have the community, the conference, or the tools that help us push email forward every day. This list of email geeks are the people who passionately (and happily!) spend their days planning, writing, coding (and debugging… and debugging), testing, and executing emails.
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.
Between buggy support for HTML and CSS, spelling errors, bad links, missing images, and other potential blunders, it’s crucial to test your email campaigns before every single send. But, where should you focus your testing efforts? With so many email apps available (not to mention the different versions of each), it’s easy to feel overwhelmed trying to test every possible combination. Looking at open data for your audience is the key to narrowing down where you should be focusing your testing efforts.
In the seventh episode of The Email Design Podcast, hosts Kevin Mandeville and Jason Rodriguez take a look back at 2014 and review their top five favorite emails. Be sure to follow along and join in the discussion on Twitter using #EmailDesignPodcast.
We joined forces with dotmailer’s Skip Fidura for a guest webinar on measuring the success of your email campaigns. While many marketers focus on metrics like open rates and click rates, those aren’t the only data points you should be looking at. He covered when it’s appropriate to focus on metrics, as well as pointed out other ways to measure the success of your campaigns. Didn’t have a chance to make it to the webinar? Don’t worry—we recorded the whole thing!