Creating an email program is a lot like adding a set of stairs to a building. Stairs are standard for multi-level buildings—much like an email program is standard for a marketing campaign. But while stairs work, you might have to go a step further. You might need to add ramps for individuals in wheelchairs, or carrying rolling luggage. Maybe you have a building where an elevator makes the most sense in addition to a stairwell. Sometimes, escalators make the most sense. It’s the same way for email—you’re building an email program with many different kinds of subscribers and you simply need to think past your basic “stairs.”
Gmail released its major redesign today, bringing a whole set of brand new features to its users’ inboxes. But are there any changes that will impact email marketers? We’ve got the rundown.
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.
The email marketing industry is more than a little unpredictable. But, we’ll give it a shot anyway. Here are some of the significant changes that we see on the horizon that marketers should keep an eye out for.