We’ve all been there: your boss or client just asked you to set up an email that’s almost entirely made out of images. At first glance, sending image-only emails might sound like a great idea, but now it’s on you to convince your team that those emails come with a poor subscriber experience—and can ultimately hurt your brand.
Here’s why you shouldn’t be sending image-only emails—and a few tips for how you can utilize the power of imagery while keeping your emails accessible.
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?
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.
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.
Campaign-building in an agency setting is a collaborative effort. But with both internal and external stakeholders involved, the review and approval process needed to finalize the work is too often an inefficient, burdensome process.
Here’s how you can speed up email reviews and approvals with your clients.
While previewing every email you send involves extra time and costs, the effort is well rewarded. Email programs that test the rendering of every email they send report generating an average return on investment of 40-to-1, whereas programs that test rendering less frequently or not at all report an average ROI of 35-to-1, according to Litmus research.
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.
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.
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.
Litmus published more than 130 posts on the Litmus blog in 2018—that’s a lot of tips and resources! Not sure where to get started? We asked some members of the Litmus Marketing to share their favorite blog resources of the year. Here’s what they said.