You’ve honed your email signup appeal language to entice people to subscribe. You’ve created a signup form that minimizes friction. You’ve placed that form on your website, in your mobile app, on your Facebook page, and in other places where your customers and potential customers will see them. And—success—people are subscribing. Now what? Sending a welcome email is that next crucial step.
Using email to its full advantage is all about providing your customers with best possible experience. If they’re happy with the emails they’re receiving, then you’ll reap the benefits (which hopefully includes lots of sales). From the email signup, to the email itself, to the landing page—and everything in between—optimizing for every step of the subscriber experience is key to email marketing success.
As the name implies, responsive-aware design is a hybrid of responsive design and mobile-aware design. This is a savvy approach to designing emails for a few reasons…
Our Hierarchy of Subscriber Needs pyramid provides a big picture view of relevance. Learn 7 tips for fulfilling subscribers’ need for Functional email experiences.
When it came to launching ticket sales for The Email Design Conference, we opted to combine advanced email hacks with some fun by hiding five “golden tickets” within the email. Each ticket was hidden using a unique email hack and the first subscriber to find a specific ticket and tweet about it (using the #TEDC15 hashtag and including a screenshot) won a free ticket to the conference of their choice: Boston or London. Check out how we did it!
In the first half of 2015, we’ve seen email open data continue to favor mobile apps and providers that focus on new and innovative solutions. Desktop opens have fallen 4% in the first half of 2015 now representing 22% of opens. Mobile opens have seized desktop’s fallen share, growing 4% to capture 49% of market share. Conversely, opens in free webmail services like Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook.com have decreased 4%; opens in these providers currently make up 29% of opens.
In my first monthly column for Marketing Land, I reveal two additional keys to increasing forwards that weren’t included in The Viral Email report.
After creating their trade show-specific app, Ferguson Enterprises wanted to ensure only the appropriate customers were receiving emails with a call-to-action to download the app. After all, Android or BlackBerry users certainly wouldn’t want to receive an email to download an iPhone app. With their Litmus Email Analytics data in hand, they could appropriately target their iPhone users—and their automation efforts are certainly paying off. Let’s take a look at their journey.
As we discuss in our recent “Designed for Success” webinar, there are two compelling reasons to regularly update your triggered emails: (1) quality assurance and (2) optimization.
To better understand the quiet, often invisible influence of email forwards, we used Litmus’ Email Analytics to analyze the forwards generated by more than 400,000 email sends and then examined the most viral emails to uncover the tactics and topics that spur forwards.