#NoFailMail: 5 Copywriting Fails You Should Avoid

Good copywriting helps you build your brand, connect with your customers, and persuade more of them to click through on your offer. But too often, marketers don’t take full advantage of the power of great copy. After years in the email business, we’ve seen every copywriting fail: typos, “blah” writing, “meh” calls to action, and other misfires that turn email potential into missed opportunity. Here are the 5 biggest copywriting fails that you should avoid.

Top Email Design Trends for 2018

This year you can expect to see more interactive and personalized emails in your inbox. Those two email design trends stood head and shoulders above all others, according to a Litmus poll of nearly 600 marketers. Learn how to put those trends—plus the eight others we surveyed marketers about—to work for your brand.

Don’t Be A Robot: How To Write Email Copy Like A Human

When we receive an email in our inboxes, we view it as a two-way method of communication. You email, I respond. Yet when it comes to many email marketing campaigns, it doesn’t feel that way to subscribers. Instead, they see marketing message after marketing message with little personal connection. If you want to take advantage of the personal, 1:1 nature of email, then you’ll have to start making your email copy more human.

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Have You Tested Your Template Recently? Here’s 8 Reasons Why You Should

Most of the time, you don’t need a brand spanking new design to get your point across—what you have already works. That’s why an email template is the easiest way to streamline your email campaign. But using a template doesn’t let you off the hook from testing.

Email marketing mistakes happen. We’re all human. With a template, though, we let our guard down. Because they often come “pre-tested,” we forget to test ourselves. Here are a few things you should definitely keep in mind when using templates—because no template is truly invincible.

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How to Write Captivating Email Subject Lines, featuring Joanna Wiebe

When it comes to writing email copy, it’s not hard to see why so much focus is spent on subject lines. Chances are that your subscribers receive many permission–based emails every single day. If your subject line isn’t compelling, not only will it not get opened, but there’s a chance that it won’t even be seen. Joanna Wiebe shares her tips for creating captivating subject lines that get opened.

How to Write Great Email Copy featuring Ann Handley

Writing for email may be one of the most difficult jobs in marketing. Different segments require different messaging. The devices your subscribers are using affect the perceived value of your copy. (What’s helpful on desktop may be long and laborious on mobile.) And subject lines? You have just a few short words to compel your subscribers to open, otherwise all that copy you wrote has significantly less impact. The words we choose matter.