This year you can expect to see more personalized emails, as well as more interactive emails. For the second year in a row, those two email design trends stood out above all others, according to a Litmus poll of more than 240 marketers.
The next tier of email design trends included using more AI-driven content and live content, and simplifying email designs. The other eight email design trends that we asked marketers about received a bit less enthusiasm, although they’re all still likely to be important this year.
Only 62% of brands have email brand guidelines, which makes creating emails easier and faster. Here’s why you need to add email-specific guidance to your brand style guide and what exactly you should include.
Email creative has its own unique constraints and opportunities that marketers must master to make the most of the channel. Based on our survey of more than 3,500 marketers, our second annual State of Email Creative report examines every facet of email creative strategy—from finding email inspiration and creating email brand guidelines to the popularity of various design elements and redesign schedules.
We’ve had great success with our interactive emails using live Twitter feeds and hidden golden tickets to promote Litmus Live over the past couple of years. For Litmus Live 2017 we added a new twist—an interactive quiz inside the email. Learn how you can build your own interactive quiz in an email in this post.
As an email designer, it’s your job to build the best subscriber experience, both in form and in function. This means optimizing for an email world that is constantly evolving. It’s crucial to stay on top of the latest updates in the email world, especially when those changes—like new apps and updates to HTML and CSS support—can affect your carefully designed campaigns. Stay up to date with the 2017 State of Email Report, designed to help you build better email in 2017.