For the third year in a row, interactive email experiences were voted one of the hottest email design trends. So why don’t we see more interactive emails in our inboxes? For many brands, limited inbox provider support is the main reason they don’t send more interactive campaigns.
But you don’t have to fear limited support if you have a fallback in place. There are plenty of methods that help you create engaging, interactive emails where they are supported, while still guaranteeing a functional and beautiful experience in all other inboxes.
Gmail announced that it will be adding native support for dynamic and interactive email powered by AMP. We predicted that 2018 will be the year that interactive email goes mainstream, and Google’s news, shared at the AMP Conference 2018 in Amsterdam, might bring us one step closer to making interactive email available to the masses.
So far, interactivity seems to be the playing field of big-name brands. For small email teams or email beginners, interactivity still seems out of reach. But it doesn’t have to be! The secret is to start small. Here are six simple interactive elements that you can add to your emails today, brought to you by Alice Li from Shutterstock.
In the 66th episode of The Email Design Podcast, hosts Kevin Mandeville and Jason Rodriguez talk about Canada suspending CASL PRA, Rebel debuting one-click checkout integration with Shopify, Litmus overhauling its Spam Testing, and more. Be sure to follow along and join in the discussion on Twitter using #EmailDesignPodcast.
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.