5 Tips for Creating Great Onboarding Emails

When it comes to new subscribers, first impressions speak volumes. Your first outreach sets expectations for the new relationship, and how you go about it matters. Now more than ever, subscribers are looking for personalized content right when they ask for it, so setting up and maintaining an onboarding email or welcome series is vital to subscriber retention and success.

But how do you create the perfect onboarding email?

Microsoft Expands Animated GIF Support with Outlook 365

Animated GIF support—or the lack thereof—in Microsoft Outlook has long been a thorn in the sides of email marketers. A favorite of email geeks and subscribers alike, animated GIFs allow for movement and excitement in an otherwise static medium. But desktop Outlook users have always been left in the dark when it comes to animated GIFs. That is until now.

Fallbacks for Interactive Email: How to Combat Limited Support for Interactivity

For the third year in a row, interactive email experiences were voted one of the hottest email design trends. So why don’t we see more interactive emails in our inboxes? For many brands, limited inbox provider support is the main reason they don’t send more interactive campaigns.

But you don’t have to fear limited support if you have a fallback in place. There are plenty of methods that help you create engaging, interactive emails where they are supported, while still guaranteeing a functional and beautiful experience in all other inboxes.

Understanding Retina Images in HTML Email

As high DPI displays become more common in phones, tablets, and computers, the need for retina images increases. In this post, we dissect retina images, how to use them in email campaigns, and some important considerations email marketers need to keep in mind.

The Top Email Design Trends for 2019

Top Email Design Trends for 2019

This year you can expect to see more personalized emails, as well as more interactive emails. For the second year in a row, those two email design trends stood out above all others, according to a Litmus poll of more than 240 marketers.

The next tier of email design trends included using more AI-driven content and live content, and simplifying email designs. The other eight email design trends that we asked marketers about received a bit less enthusiasm, although they’re all still likely to be important this year.

How to Utilize the Power of Gmail’s New Promotions Tab: Webinar Recording + Q&A

Curious how you can utilize Gmail’s new Promotions tab feature for your campaigns? This webinar provides you with all the tips and resources you need. Together with Jordan Grossman, Product Manager, Gmail, we walk through Gmail’s updates, explain how you set up annotations for your campaigns, and share best practices. Plus, we cover frequently asked questions from the email marketing community.

What’s on the Horizon for Outlook.com

If you’ve been keeping an eye on Microsoft Outlook over the last few years, you’ll have noticed that the Outlook team has been making some great improvements. With all of the work going into Outlook, email marketers are left with one question: What’s next? Here’s what you can look forward to from Microsoft.