More than 3,500 marketers responded to Litmus’ 2017 State of Email Survey, which asked about all aspects of the email marketing program and powered a year-long series of reports, including the State of Email Workflows, State of Email Deliverability, and State of Email Creative. Here are the most interesting and actionable insights from those three reports.
With the GDPR deadline approaching, gaining consent through re-permission campaigns is crucial to keeping subscribers on your active mailing list. But how do you run a successful re-permission campaign to bring your email list up to GDPR standards? Here are six tips, with plenty of examples from brands to draw inspiration from.
Ever since Gmail launched its tabbed inbox in 2013, there’s been a lingering perception that the Gmail Promotions tab equals the spam folder, but that’s far from the truth. Learn why having your emails sent to Gmail’s Promotions tab is actually a good thing.
The lack of any sort of coding standard makes creating HTML emails hard. Even something as simple as applying background colors to email elements can be tricky to get right. In fact, there are a number of email clients that display background colors differently depending on how they’re coded.
Read on to get the scoop and find the one bulletproof way to code background colors in email for consistent results across the board.
There are a lot of different design techniques you can use in an email campaign. Although animated GIFs, typography, and responsive design are almost commonplace these days, there is one design technique that is often overlooked or misunderstood: background images. What are background images? And how can they be used to help improve an email campaign?
Subject line mistakes that distract and confuse subscribers—and are embarrassing for the brand—are too common. We discuss five such subject line mistakes and share numerous real-world examples, plus tips on how to avoid making these errors.
Yahoo! has quietly changed the way it handles images for Yahoo! Mail users. The inbox provider now caches all images and serves them via their own proxy servers. This has a significant impact on the level of insights marketers can get from Yahoo! Mail users, and it can even impact the reliability of dynamic content.
Here’s a breakdown of everything marketers must know about image caching in Yahoo! Mail.
There’s a disconnect in today’s email marketing technology. While some tactics are helping brands get closer to their customers, others are undermining their return on investment by pushing customers away. In this webinar, Litmus Research Director Chad S. White helps you distinguish between the tools and tactics that improve your email program and those that hurt your program because they’re abusive and annoying.
With so many image file formats available—BMP, EPS, JPEG, PNG, and GIF to name a few—how do you determine which is right for your email? Each format produces variances in file size, compression, and quality. To make things more confusing, support for specific file types can also vary between email clients. In this post, we’ll weigh the pros and cons of four popular file formats for email: JPEG, GIF, PNG, and SVG.
At Litmus Live 2017, we asked the community to share their never-before-seen innovative email hacks—from coding tricks to use in email to tools that can help you improve your day-to-day workflows. Today, we’re making these sessions available to everyone. Read on for tricks and techniques you never thought were possible in email.