Why Emails Are Like Stairs—and How to Take the Next Step

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.”

2017 State of Email Creative

2017 State of Email Creative: How Marketers Go from Inspiration to Email Design to Landing Page

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.