In the 52nd episode of The Email Design Podcast, hosts Kevin Mandeville and Jason Rodriguez sit down with former Email Director of the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign and current co-founder of Run for Something Amanda Litman to talk about how she got into political email campaigns and organizing Hillary Clinton’s email marketing efforts in the latest U.S. Presidential Election. Be sure to follow along and join in the discussion on Twitter using #EmailDesignPodcast.
Over the course of 2016, the Litmus Community has grown enormously, not just with those new to the industry but also those who have been scouring the internet to find their fellow email geek brethren. As we say goodbye to 2016, we take a look back at some of our favorite discussions in the Litmus Community from the past 12 months.
In this webinar, we share the most interesting and actionable insights from our 2016 State of Email research series, which was based on a survey of more than 900 marketers. The advice covers email design, production, mistakes, agencies, and industry salaries.
We teamed up with our friends at Unbounce to bring you a webinar on how to optimize email at every stage of the funnel, from inbox to landing page. View the recording and grab the slides so you can start creating your own full funnel email.
At Litmus, we’re all about testing. A/B testing subject lines, calls to action, or preheader text can be a great way to optimize your emails for opens, clicks, and conversions. But what about after the email? We sat down with Alex Birkett from ConversionXL to talk through how to successfully run A/B tests on your email campaign landing pages.
In the State of Email Design report, we take a detailed look at how marketers (1) search for email inspiration, (2) use brand guidelines, (3) approach email design, (4) use various design elements, (5) A/B testing their emails, (6) handle email redesigns, and much more.
In our data-flooded industry, there are lots of opportunities to go astray with “success metrics.” Phoenix Direct Email Marketing Manager Holly Wright, who has seen some of their clients struggle with metrics, offers advice on gauging success of your overall email marketing program and of your A/B tests.
Through testing, you can gain insights into your subscribers and their preferences that help you send strategic, optimized, and better-performing campaigns. The team over at Emerson, a manufacturing and technology company, wanted to generate interest in their product by offering a free trial via email. While they knew their B2B audience consisted mostly of conservative, middle-aged engineers, they were unsure which type of offer would resonate best—and ultimately produce the most leads. So, they set out to test…and test…and test again!
One way to gain insight into your subscribers and their preferences is through A/B testing. At the conference, Mike Heimowitz, Atlassian’s online marketing manager, presented on using A/B testing to learn what resonates with your audience so you can continuously optimize your emails. With this data in hand, you’ll be able to produce better-performing campaigns (and, hey, maybe even make more money!).
When it comes to A/B testing your emails, ignore the benchmarks. No one has the same audience and email strategy as you—your audience is unique. However, using others’ A/B tests, as well as industry trends, as inspiration is a great idea to get your testing ideas flowing. In this post, we’ll take a look at how Act-On Software reacted towards a continuous increase in mobile opens to create an A/B test revolving around responsive design. And, who knows—maybe you’ll find inspiration from their test!