With attention spans on the decline—leaving you with only 8 seconds to make an impact on your subscriber—Chris and Jamie connected ideas from email marketing, cognitive behavior, and user experience to help you get better marketing results to boost your business. With over 4,000 registrants (wow!), we didn’t have enough time to get to all of the questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar. The Emma team has very graciously offered to answer all of the questions we missed here on the blog.
Ever send an email campaign only to get swamped by replies saying that it looks broken in subscribers’ inboxes? Nine times out of ten, broken campaigns come down to a failure to test before sending. Learn why email preview testing is one of the most important tools for email marketers.
One of the largest problems that email campaigns face is image blocking. Considering that 43% of Gmail users read email without turning images on, it’s more important than ever to make sure your emails are legible and actionable, especially when images can’t be seen.
In December, Google announced that images in emails will now show automatically. We’ve kept a close eye on the increased open counts in Gmail—automatic image downloads have given us a unique opportunity to examine the impact that image blocking has had on email marketing for years. What we’ve learned is fascinating, and unveils a critical metric unknown to email designers before now.
Microsoft has a long and complicated history with the email world. From founding the first free webmail service to building several variations of desktop mail programs, the tech giant’s influence on both business and consumer email messaging is vast. Over the years, Microsoft has expanded the “Outlook” brand to encompass nearly every email project it touches, leaving email industry pros puzzling over seemingly dozens of products using similar naming conventions—not to mention their associated rendering and support quirks.
Early versions of the BlackBerry OS either didn’t support HTML at all or completely mangled designs. While OS 6 made a giant stride forward by using WebKit to render email, turning on images was a pain and the small screen sizes on most BlackBerry devices didn’t help matters. The BlackBerry Z10 officially hit the market on Friday, and […]
With numerous mobile email strategies available to you, it can be hard to choose. it’s hard to choose the right option for you. When Deckers, a footwear manufacturer with several brands, realized that between 35% and 65% of their subscribers were opening their emails on mobile devices, they knew that had to start thinking about how to approach responsive email testing and mobile email optimization.
What influences your subscribers’ willingness to open, click, and interact with your email? From subject lines and “from addresses” to images and landing pages, they all play a major role in determining whether your subscribers will engage with your email or not. You have about 3-4 seconds to grab your readers’ attention and interest them enough to open and read your email. In order to do this, you must design for your subscribers.
In the infographic below, we’ve outlined eight crucial steps that a subscriber goes through while interacting with your email, along with tips on how to make those interactions successful.