Responsive email design has been growing steadily in popularity, and it’s no surprise as to why: 47% of email opens are on a mobile device, and some brands see upwards of 70% of their emails opened on mobile. These brands turn to responsive design techniques to create better experiences for their subscribers, and in many cases, increase their click and engagement rates.
As more mobile devices are introduced into the marketplace, the number of screen sizes we need to consider when designing email is exploding. This superabundance of screen sizes directly impacts the design and planning process—affecting how you determine breakpoints in media queries, lay out your design and use responsive design techniques. To make matters more […]
In case you haven’t heard it enough — email isn’t dead. And if you weren’t sure, now you know. Well, I’m glad we were able to clear that up! So, rather than beat a dead horse and talk about how email isn’t dead, it’s time to celebrate email! Not only was email the most popular […]
Over the last few years, many new browsers have been released, giving users more choices to access the internet and email. Chrome made big news in the Spring of last year, when some reports showed the popular new browser passing Internet Explorer for the first time. But what about browser usage for email? With many […]
I’m going to go ahead and admit that there’s really no such thing as the perfect subject line—or, if there is, it must be hiding with Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. After running subject lines through A/B split tests every month in our own newsletter, we’ve yet to find the secret formula (or even a statistically significant result). Alas, we’re not out to mislead you but rather guide you toward perfection. Here’s our tips on how to write the perfect subject line.
A successful email marketing campaign should encourage its subscribers to take some sort of call to action. An even more successful email does that, but more—it persuades the reader to share the message with others. This infographic walks you through how to get your emails shared–and go viral.
We’ve seen some major changes in mobile email opens in the past year and a half. As of September 2012, 38% of all opens were on a mobile device, compared to only 17% eighteen months ago—that’s a 123% increase in mobile opens! Recently, we’ve even seen some email campaigns that had over 60% of opens […]
What influences your subscribers’ willingness to open, click, and interact with your email? From subject lines and “from addresses” to images and landing pages, they all play a major role in determining whether your subscribers will engage with your email or not. You have about 3-4 seconds to grab your readers’ attention and interest them enough to open and read your email. In order to do this, you must design for your subscribers.
In the infographic below, we’ve outlined eight crucial steps that a subscriber goes through while interacting with your email, along with tips on how to make those interactions successful.
Coding HTML emails that will look awesome on the dozens of email programs out there is tricky. If you’re new to the email world (or have picked up HTML in the last several years), learning how to get an email to look good can be a little like figuring out whatever happened to Jimmy Hoffa.