Whether email marketing is a new part of your business or an established component, building your budget for the year—and deciding how exactly you’ll spend it—can be a daunting task. Did you ever wonder how your peers spend their email marketing dollars?
In our State of Email Survey, we asked thousands of marketers how their email marketing budget would change in 2019 and whether they’re looking to increase or decrease investments in omnichannel integration, their email marketing tech stack, their staff, and more. Here’s what we found.
The typical email marketing campaign includes a lot of information. From subject lines to unsubscribe links, hero images to headlines, copy and calls-to-action, it’s a lot for a subscriber to take in. With so much data floating around a campaign, why would email marketers send even more?
Email marketers are on a constant search for a silver bullet—the one trick that gives them better visibility in front of subscribers and gets their message opened. While no such solution exists (despite what many vendors will tell you), there’s a new standard that can help your brand stand out in the inbox.
Animated GIF support—or the lack thereof—in Microsoft Outlook has long been a thorn in the sides of email marketers. A favorite of email geeks and subscribers alike, animated GIFs allow for movement and excitement in an otherwise static medium. But desktop Outlook users have always been left in the dark when it comes to animated GIFs. That is until now.
Litmus Live 2018 wrapped about a month ago, but the ideas and talks are still swirling around our heads. While we’ve talked about the three mega-trends we saw come out of the conferences, we wanted to dig a little deeper into some of the talks themselves.
We’re thrilled to announce that Microsoft’s latest desktop version of its popular email client—Outlook 2019—is now available for testing in Litmus Email Previews. The new Outlook comes with better fallbacks when using web fonts, SVG support, and more.
Microsoft Outlook is comprised of several versions of the email client. Collectively, those clients rank #4 in email client market share, with 9% of all email subscribers tracked opening in some version of Outlook. The latest version, Outlook 2019, is an update to the desktop edition that is bundled with Microsoft Office. Although Outlook 2019 is a new release, it should be noted that it largely implements some of the features that have been in use in Office 365 subscriptions. The good news for email marketers is that Outlook 2019 doesn’t come with any major surprises. Here’s what we found while looking at the latest version of Microsoft Outlook.
There are a lot of ways to improve the designs of your email campaigns. The web is full of articles, techniques, webinars, and ebooks packed with recommendations on designing better email campaigns. But, sometimes, the best way to make your emails better is to block out all the external noise and look at some hard data.
See how Litmus Email Analytics can provide insights to improve your campaign performance.
Marketers are very excited about the prospect of leveraging AMP to easily create interactive experiences for their audiences. But marketers’ excitement isn’t the only factor that will influence the adoption of AMP for Email. In fact, there are some major hurdles that might hinder marketers from even getting started with creating AMP-powered emails.
Every year at Litmus Live, we identify the biggest challenges facing the industry and invite the brilliant email marketers that are facing those challenges to share their hard-won insights with attendees. Topics run the gamut from workflows and email creation to strategy, automation, communication, and more.
Here’s a sneak peak at what we’re planning for Litmus Live 2018.
One of the biggest causes of broken emails is the varying levels of support for CSS across different email clients. That’s why inlining CSS has been the status quo for email developers for years. But is inlining your CSS still necessary today?