Accessibility is quickly becoming as much a pillar of email marketing as it is in user experience and design. If you’re just getting started with making your email code more accessible, things can be overwhelming. But there are a few simple tricks that you can implement easily—and have a big impact on email accessibility.
Here’s how to check your email for its accessibility to all of your subscribers, section by section.
When you sign up for an email conference, you probably expect your confirmation email to be nothing but perfect. So guess what email we messed up?
One of the most frustrating things about email is that when you make a mistake, there’s rarely a way to fix it post-send. All you can do is figure out a way to minimize the impact of the mistake. Here’s what we did.
Historically, choosing the right font for your email has never been too hard, considering the limited number of web safe fonts to choose from. But recently, things have changed. More and more email designers are pushing the boundaries and embracing the same development techniques that web designers have been using for years—implementing web fonts in their emails.
Whether email marketing is a new part of your business or an established component, building your budget for the year—and deciding how exactly you’ll spend it—can be a daunting task. Did you ever wonder how your peers spend their email marketing dollars?
In our State of Email Survey, we asked thousands of marketers how their email marketing budget would change in 2019 and whether they’re looking to increase or decrease investments in omnichannel integration, their email marketing tech stack, their staff, and more. Here’s what we found.
Each year, we see new design trends shaping digital marketing—from the use of color and imagery to typography trends, interactivity, and more. In our “Trending in Email Design” series, we look at the hottest digital design trends—and dive into how they translate into email marketing.
So far in 2019, we have seen a number of design trends hit our inboxes, and none more so than custom made illustrations.
Email geeks, get ready to see more interactive emails in your Gmail inboxes. Today Gmail announced that support for AMP for Email is beginning to roll out to Gmail’s desktop email clients, with support for Gmail’s mobile apps following soon.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Gmail to enable support for AMP in Litmus Email Previews for Gmail and G Suite, allowing email marketers to see how their AMP emails render in subscribers’ inboxes. This is a big step in helping marketers develop interactive emails, and we’re excited to continue to invest in and be at the forefront of providing better subscriber experiences.
The Verizon Media brand announced that Yahoo! Mail, AOL, and Verizon now support one-click unsubscribe, also known as RFC8058. Previously only available in Yahoo! Mail, the one-click unsubscribe standard is now supported by all email clients that are part of the Verizon Media brand umbrella.
There’s absolutely no denying the power of video marketing. Video content has the power to tell stories more quickly than static images ever could. It’s more emotional. It lets you communicate within seconds what would have taken paragraphs to describe in writing. So it’s no surprise that many email marketers are interested in including video in their emails—only to learn that most email clients don’t offer support for videos.
But while real videos aren’t supported in most clients, that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to the idea of adding video-like interactions to your campaigns. Enter: faux video!
The typical email marketing campaign includes a lot of information. From subject lines to unsubscribe links, hero images to headlines, copy and calls-to-action, it’s a lot for a subscriber to take in. With so much data floating around a campaign, why would email marketers send even more?
Email marketers are on a constant search for a silver bullet—the one trick that gives them better visibility in front of subscribers and gets their message opened. While no such solution exists (despite what many vendors will tell you), there’s a new standard that can help your brand stand out in the inbox.