We’re excited to launch a new feature in Litmus: Image Check. Never send an email with broken or slow-loading images again—Image Check identifies images that can cause problems and hurt click and conversion rates.
In the fifth episode of The Email Design Podcast, hosts Kevin Mandeville and Jason Rodriguez discuss the long-awaited vow of support for CSS in Gmail, what webmail needs, and the surprisingly progressive Microsoft. Be sure to follow along and join in the discussion on Twitter using #EmailDesignPodcast.
It’s getting harder and harder to stand out in the inbox. Fledging startups are churning out new tools aimed at managing the volume of email that people receive—and subscribers are snapping them up. Meanwhile, the email industry continues to beat the relevance drum, pounding it into our heads that we need to be relevant to our audience, that sending relevant emails is the only way to rise above the noise, that relevant content is the golden ticket to email marketing success. But what, exactly, does it mean to be relevant? How can you tell if your content—and your emails—have relevance to your audience? The answer lies in the VENT methodology.
When it comes to A/B testing your emails, ignore the benchmarks. No one has the same audience and email strategy as you—your audience is unique. However, using others’ A/B tests, as well as industry trends, as inspiration is a great idea to get your testing ideas flowing. In this post, we’ll take a look at how Act-On Software reacted towards a continuous increase in mobile opens to create an A/B test revolving around responsive design. And, who knows—maybe you’ll find inspiration from their test!
With the recent launch of the newest version of Outlook for Mac, many email designers were wondering—will it have similar support as its predecessor, Outlook 2011? How will my emails display in this client? What has changed? Will I have to tweak my designs? In this post, we’ll answer all of these questions and more.