Behind the Email: Launching Community

Launching the Litmus Community—a hub for any and all conversations about email design, marketing, and code—was an exciting announcement for our team. We didn’t want to launch Community with just any average marketing email. We wanted the message to resonate strongly with users and illustrate the idea that every email marketer and designer has a true home in the Litmus Community. Our Content Designer, Kevin, upped the ante by suggesting we add animation to the email. Find out how we did it!

Mobile Optimization + Relevant Content is a Necessity for Today’s Subscribers

The travel industry likely has a large percentage of subscribers that, well, travel. A natural consequence of traveling is reading messages in non-desktop environments, so mobile optimization should be a high priority. And, as always, content should be helpful and relevant to the subscriber. Guestfolio, which offers Guest Relationship Management tools for the travel industry, keeps all of the above and more in mind with designing their customizable newsletters. Using customer Black Rock Oceanfront Resort as an example, let’s take a look at how Guestfolio improved Black Rock’s confirmation emails.

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Auto Trader Newsletter Overhaul: A Mobile Redesign and Revamped Content Strategy

After seeing an increase in mobile subscribers, Chalk and Pixel, a full service digital creative agency, revamped one of their client’s newsletters to be more mobile friendly. Their client, Auto Trader, was sending out a monthly newsletter to approximately 250,000 subscribers and continually seeing more of those subscribers opening on mobile devices. Alongside the redesign, they also revamped their content strategy with the goal of becoming the go-to source of information for motoring enthusiasts and car owners.

Scratching An Itch for Increased Engagement Rates

Innovative, beautiful, and—let’s be honest—even awful emails are frequent topics of conversation in the Litmus office. We like to admire and get inspired by the good ones and, on occasion, get a laugh out of the bad ones. Paul recently shared an email from Plywerk that was simple and sleek, but what really caught our eye was the unusual and engaging landing page.

Email Zeitgeist: Find Out The Most Popular Words Used In Subject Lines

Scoop gives us a real-time view of what trends are popping up in marketing newsletters, triggered emails and transactional emails. I became curious — what kinds of language are people using in their emails? What does the average subject line look like? How do marketers grab the attention of their customers? How do apps and services make their transactional emails stand out? With those questions in mind, I began my Hack Week project — the Email Zeitgeist.