“Oh, I’ll just make this one little tweak before we send…” Nope. No. Don’t do it. It may be tempting to make a small change to an email after it’s been approved and tested. Perhaps you want to tweak an image, add another section, or update a link. While it may seem harmless to make these small, last-minute changes, they can trigger a negative chain reaction.
If you find yourself making changes to an email after it’s approved, it’s time to assess the situation.
Here at Litmus, we may seem biased towards email testing, but it’s because we’ve seen what happens when a carefully crafted email goes off the rails in the final moments. Email mistakes are costly (and embarrassing), so you’d think marketers would do whatever they can to avoid them and protect their brands.
But when we surveyed nearly 2,000 marketers about their email testing routines, we were a bit surprised. That’s because a larger percentage of the email community than we expected is risking a bad email experience by not testing their emails every time.
Are you gearing up for your next email campaign and wondering if you should test that email first? Maybe you’re using a pre-tested template but you’ve changed things up since the last send, or you heard some email clients might have pulled support for a feature you use. Or maybe you know how vital it is to test every email before you send, but you’re just looking for a way to convince your boss or other stakeholders that it’s important, too.
Whether you’re sending an automated email or looking to avoid the spam folder, our decision tree will help you tackle every pre-send question you might come across.
We’ve all been there: You spend a lot of time and effort crafting the perfect email, only to learn that the email that looked beautiful in your email editor doesn’t look great out in the real world. It doesn’t matter if you’re day 1 or day 1000 on the job, an email marketer by trade or by circumstance, a designer or a coder. Email mistakes happen to all of us—and they come in a lot of different shapes.
In this ebook, we look at the most common email mistakes that can impact the success of your campaign, break down what you can do to prevent them, and help you stop send anxiety in its tracks.
You know the effort you put into creating perfect email experiences day in and day out, but sometimes it’s hard to articulate your contributions. Next time you find yourself explaining your efforts to your boss, keep in mind the following reasons why email testers are crucial to company success.
We talk to people about email testing day in and day out. The good, bad, ugly, and sometimes frustrating. Most of the smart folks in our community care deeply about sending emails that are nothing but perfect. However, we found that even among brands that care a lot about email quality, some only test their emails infrequently. And when we dig into the why, there are a few myths that we hear over and over again.
Do you want to create the perfect email experience with every send, in every inbox? Then don’t fall for these myths.
When done right, email marketing drives business results like no other channel does. But a world of high returns also means that mistakes have a more immediate impact on your bottom-line. Brands that aren’t optimizing the channel are leaving money on the table with every send.
Testing every email you send reduces costly mistakes and ensures that you’re leveraging this valuable marketing channel to its fullest capabilities. Here’s how.
User feedback is the most valuable data we have here at Litmus. Nothing motivates us more than hearing how Litmus has helped marketers send better emails, faster. And a lot of Litmus users say exactly that.
We’re excited to share that Litmus has been named Spring Leader in G2 Crowd’s Email Testing category—based on honest reviews from real people who use Litmus every day.
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.
We know that switching back and forth between tools can be a hassle, so we’re working hard to help you integrate Litmus with the email tools you use most. Today, we’ve got exciting news for everyone who uses Salesforce Marketing Cloud to develop and deploy marketing campaigns. With our brand new integration, you can now access Litmus right within Email Studio, Salesforce Marketing Cloud’s email marketing solution, to view real-time previews of your emails in 70+ popular email clients and devices—all without ever leaving Salesforce Marketing Cloud.