Every month, we track opens from more than 12 billion emails sent using Litmus’ Email Analytics and share the trends we observe in various email clients and environments. In April 2016, mobile opens rose to 56% while desktop opens maintained at 19%. Meanwhile, webmail decreased to 25%. This represents a peak for mobile market share, and the longest sustained growth we’ve seen after the holiday season.
Inbox providers have created filters, algorithms, spam traps, and user tools that attack spam on three fronts: (1) bad recipients, (2) bad content, and (3) bad infrastructure. Now inbox providers have opened a new front in the battle against spam…Bad Design.
There’s a lot of confusion around what designers mean when they talk about responsive and hybrid HTML emails. This post looks at the differences between the two techniques, and weighs the pros and cons of each.
We recently hosted a webinar with Sendwithus covering some of the most common problems new email designers and marketers are likely to encounter. While we covered a lot, there were still some excellent questions from attendees. Read on to see my answers and check out some excellent resources to getting started in email.
What better way to wrap up two weeks of top 10 lists for 2015 than with a top 10 list of our predictions for 2016? Our predictions range from macro industry changes down to changes at individual email clients—and from the all-but-guaranteed to the “Geez, that limb is thin.” OK, here we go…
To succeed in this constantly evolving industry, it’s necessary to stay on top of the latest updates—your designs, subscribers, and bottom line count on it. While there were dozens of innovations, we’ve focused on the top 10 email developments of 2015. We hope you find this list helpful as you position your emails for success throughout 2016.
As another year wraps up, email is still reminding us that nothing in this industry is boring, despite what some naysayers would like to have us think! We tracked nearly 1 billion emails every month throughout 2015, measuring where and how your messages are opened around the world. While some things remained the same—the top three email clients in January were still the top three in November—there was some drama along the way.
With each passing year, the number of applications and devices that people use to check their email grows. As a result, an email marketer’s job gets a bit more complicated with each passing year, as the areas in which to focus testing efforts reach a tipping point, preventing many email marketers from identifying the most efficient way to test. Where are other email marketers and designers focusing their testing efforts? We analyzed over 360 million Litmus previews tests to find out. As you plan your design and testing efforts in 2016, we hope this list will serve as a good starting point.
We asked this question of five of our speakers from The Email Design Conference, in addition to asking it of nearly 4,000 marketers. Here’s what they said…
Gmail rolled out new “block” functionality to all Gmail webmail users yesterday, giving consumers yet another option to rid their inboxes of email they don’t want. On the surface, that might not sound like a great thing for marketers, but it’s not as bad as it sounds. In this post, we’ll cover the pros and cons of Gmail’s latest update.