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.
Only 62% of brands have email brand guidelines, which makes creating emails easier and faster. Here’s why you need to add email-specific guidance to your brand style guide and what exactly you should include.
Design failures can prevent your readers from viewing and acting on your messages, and affect your brand reputation. In this post, you’ll learn about five common email design fails that plague email and how to fix each and every one of them.
At Litmus Live 2017, we asked the community to share their never-before-seen innovative email hacks—from coding tricks to use in email to tools that can help you improve your day-to-day workflows. Today, we’re making these sessions available to everyone. Read on for tricks and techniques you never thought were possible in email.
In this webinar, Litmus Research Director Chad White and expert email developer and Litmus Product Manager Kevin Mandeville identify the top 5 opportunities to improve your email creative strategy, based on the findings of Litmus’ 2017 State of Email Creative research report. But we don’t just give you the insights, we share practical how-to advice to help you execute on each opportunity at your brand.
It can be difficult to know how to take your email program up a notch. We can help. Based on our survey of more than 3,500 marketers worldwide, we’ve identified 20 operational, strategic, and technological differences between successful email marketing programs and less successful ones. Here they are…
Email creative has its own unique constraints and opportunities that marketers must master to make the most of the channel. Based on our survey of more than 3,500 marketers, our second annual State of Email Creative report examines every facet of email creative strategy—from finding email inspiration and creating email brand guidelines to the popularity of various design elements and redesign schedules.
One of the largest problems that email campaigns face is image blocking. Usually, due to their email client’s default setting or a personal preference, images are blocked automatically for many subscribers, leading to emails that lack the ability to immediately communicate and make an impact, or even looking broken. As a result, it’s extremely important to optimize your emails for images-off viewing.
In the 70th episode of The Email Design Podcast, Kevin Mandeville and Jason Rodriguez answer recent questions from the Litmus Community in a rapid fire format, including topics on incorporating plain text versions, using fractional pixel values, external stylesheet support, and more. Be sure to follow along and join in the discussion on Twitter using #EmailDesignPodcast.
The world of email is full of potential pitfalls. Support for techniques can vanish without warning, and sudden changes to email clients’ rendering engines make it tricky for email marketers to understand what’s going to work where. Read on to learn common ways emails can break and how to fix it.