As with most email trends, bringing abstractions to your layout helps your email stand out, elevating your messaging within busy inboxes. Going off-grid makes your creative unpredictable, builds curiosity, and demands attention which entices your subscribers to engage with your content.
Check out these brands that let their emails break free from rigid grid layouts to create truly unique email experiences.
When done right, email marketing drives business results like no other channel does. But a world of high returns also means that mistakes have a more immediate impact on your bottom-line. Brands that aren’t optimizing the channel are leaving money on the table with every send.
Testing every email you send reduces costly mistakes and ensures that you’re leveraging this valuable marketing channel to its fullest capabilities. Here’s how.
We know that building an email and testing it across different environments is hard, but Litmus Builder—our code editor made for email developers—makes it a whole lot easier. And of course, we use it in our own email process, too!
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how we use Builder to test and troubleshoot our own emails before we send them.
Almost every brand relies on transactional emails like shipping confirmations, payment reminders, or password resets to keep their business running. Automated emails like these are a crucial component of your subscriber experience—and they often generate a significant share of a brand’s email revenue.
Still, many brands focus their email optimization and testing efforts only on one-off marketing campaigns. Transactional and triggered emails—even though they are so crucial to email marketing success—are often set up and then forgotten. Here’s why you should regularly review and test your transactional emails.
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?
Next up in our “Trending in Email Design” series: In 2019, the use of contrasting colors is proving to be ever more popular, with conventional combinations pushed aside for more radical, vibrant choices. Experimentation with color saturation and intense gradients are contributing to more vibrant designs that can’t be missed.
As an email marketer, seeing unsubscribes can be disheartening. But the reality is, an unsubscribe isn’t the end of the world. It can actually be a good thing for your email marketing program. The alternative—being marked as spam—is much worse because spam complaints hurt your deliverability. Unsubscribes don’t.
But how can you make the unsubscribing process a great experience for your subscribers while at the same time keeping your email marketing goals in mind? Here are 5 techniques that benefit both subscribers and marketers.
Email is such a personal channel, which makes it the ideal medium to build excitement for events. To ensure that guests actually show up, it can be useful to include an “add to your calendar” link to the emails promoting your event. However, these links can be hard to implement or require a third-party solution to ensure the correct calendar links are generated for the subscriber. Learn about the “add to calendar” button technique we use for our Litmus Live emails as we walk you through the steps you need to create one of these types of links for your emails.
Being blacklisted is more common than you might think. If you’re not watching and paying attention, it’s now easy to get your emails blocked or blacklisted and not know it. What can you do to prevent your emails from being blacklisted?
We asked thousands of marketers if they run their emails through spam filter tests before sending—and which tools they use to do so. Here’s what we found.
To build a best-in-class email program, you need to constantly improve—and there’s no better way to learn fast than through testing and experimentation. But how do you design an A/B testing framework and run experiments that deliver measurable results that drive the bottom line?
We curated the most popular Litmus Live sessions around A/B testing and experimentation to give you insights into how some of the world’s best email marketers make their emails a little better every day.