More than 3,500 marketers responded to Litmus’ 2017 State of Email Survey, which asked about all aspects of the email marketing program and powered a year-long series of reports, including the State of Email Workflows, State of Email Deliverability, and State of Email Creative. Here are the most interesting and actionable insights from those three reports.
The lack of any sort of coding standard makes creating HTML emails hard. Even something as simple as applying background colors to email elements can be tricky to get right. In fact, there are a number of email clients that display background colors differently depending on how they’re coded.
Read on to get the scoop and find the one bulletproof way to code background colors in email for consistent results across the board.
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?
With so many image file formats available—BMP, EPS, JPEG, PNG, and GIF to name a few—how do you determine which is right for your email? Each format produces variances in file size, compression, and quality. To make things more confusing, support for specific file types can also vary between email clients. In this post, we’ll weigh the pros and cons of four popular file formats for email: JPEG, GIF, PNG, and SVG.
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.
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.
Email designers and marketers live by the call-to-action. Unfortunately, many email clients disable images by default. If you’re relying on image-based CTAs, you’re in for trouble. Read on to learn about a better way: bulletproof buttons.
With iOS Mail accounting for about a third of all email opens, updates to the iPhone family and changes to the mobile operating system and its email client can make a big difference to the email world.
We’ve taken a close look at iOS 11 and Apple’s preview of iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Here’s what email marketers, designers, and developers need to know.
Email marketers are always looking for that extra something to draw attention to their campaigns. A common and simple way is found with one of the internet’s most beloved assets—the animated GIF. We take a look at why GIFs are great for email, how to use them, and show off some of our favorite recent campaigns.
Historically, choosing the right font for your email has never been too hard, considering the limited number of web safe fonts to choose from. But recently, things have changed. More and more email designers are pushing the boundaries and embracing the same development techniques that web designers have been using for years—implementing web fonts in their emails.