Why You Should Invest in Email Now More Than Ever

How do you feel about your current email marketing budget? If your team doesn’t have the budget to do everything it should be doing, you’re not alone. Each business has to make decisions about which marketing channels receive how much money. Unfortunately, it’s common for email teams to lack the resources they need to plan, test, and execute flawless campaigns.

There’s a lot of noise in the marketing world. Between SEO, content marketing, paid social, and more, there’s no shortage of competition for the marketing budget. So why should brands put their marketing dollars into email marketing? Here are five impressive stats that prove an investment in email is more worthwhile than ever.

The Dos and Don’ts of Unsubscribes

At first glance, unsubscribes seem negative. More unsubscribes means less people in your database, less people that receive your emails—and less return on investment for your email program. Right?

Wrong. Unsubscribes can actually be a good thing for your brand. If you’re looking to improve your unsubscribe process, keep these dos and don’ts in mind.

Email Accessibility for Designers: 8 Best Practices You Should Follow

Visual design is more than mere decoration. Great email designs aren’t just pretty, but make it easy for your subscribers to digest your content, find key information, and take action quickly—regardless of your subscribers’ ability. With that, email design has a significant impact on email accessibility.

If you’re looking to create more accessible email campaigns, optimizing your email design is just as important as writing accessible email copy and optimizing your code. How? Here are 8 best practices you should follow to ensure your campaigns are designed for everyone, regardless of ability.

The Difference Between Deliverability and Delivery Rate

“How’s our deliverability doing? Oh, it’s really strong—we’ve seen a delivery rate of 98% for the last few email campaigns, with only a small handful of bounces.” If you ever heard someone say this sentence, you’ve witnessed someone fall for the most common misconception about deliverability.

The biggest mix-up we see when we talk to customers is that deliverability is discussed in terms of delivery rate. This simply isn’t true. Delivery rate is a valuable metric to consider, but it is not the same as deliverability. Let’s set the record straight.

How often do email apps change? More often than you might think!

There are a few email client details that can derail the email you worked so hard on. Email clients change your email code before it hits the recipient’s inbox. Sometimes this is to your benefit, and sometimes these edits lead to breaks. Updates to an app are the actual invisible ISP hand that you need to be aware of.

To shed light on how often email apps change, we took a look at the version histories for the biggest players.

Email Marketer, Party of One: The Communities You Should Join to Feel Less Alone

Raise your hand if you didn’t start your career in email and just sort of… ended up there. Maybe it was the natural next step, maybe you took over someone’s responsibilities when they left, or maybe your company decided to add an email program to their overall marketing strategy. Others wrangle email as one of their multitudes of other responsibilities.

If you’re an email marketing team of one at your company or just need some extra support, take a deep breath: you are not alone. The email community is alive and well, and there are many ways you can connect with people just like you all over the world. Here are some of our favorites.

Why Email Testers Are The Unsung Marketing Heroes

You know the effort you put into creating perfect email experiences day in and day out, but sometimes it’s hard to articulate your contributions. Next time you find yourself explaining your efforts to your boss, keep in mind the following reasons why email testers are crucial to company success.