We all know email has a hundred ways to fail, whether by faulty coding, a glaring typo in a subject line, sending to the wrong list, or design gone awry. Just thinking about all the ways email can breakdown gives us the shivers. But why do we care so much about making emails error-free? Here’s why you’ll want your email program to reach #NoFailMail status.
Based on our State of Email Survey of nearly 3,000 marketers, our third annual State of Email Workflows report takes a detailed look at every stage of email creation—from planning and building to quality assurance and sending. The free 47-page report contains over 35 charts providing data-based evidence of current practices and trends in email workflows.
Subject line mistakes that distract and confuse subscribers—and are embarrassing for the brand—are too common. We discuss five such subject line mistakes and share numerous real-world examples, plus tips on how to avoid making these errors.
Preview text is the third leg of the inbox stool, and a great many brands are delivering some rickety, off-balance inbox experiences because they’re not paying enough attention to it. We share real-world examples of eight preview text mistakes, as well as a four-point action list to help you always make a great impression in the inbox and deliver a clear, distraction-free message.
Marketers are incredibly split on whether email marketing is a channel that’s forgiving of mistakes. Litmus spoke with several email experts about the issue and we discuss four ways that marketers can make the email channel more failure-friendly.