Predicting how emails will render on smartphones and tablets can get complicated because there are so many factors involved. Differences between device manufacturers, operating systems, screen sizes and email applications can all impact how your email will render on a mobile device. Just in case desktop and webmail rendering weren’t already giving you enough trouble (we’re looking at you, Outlook), the popularity of mobile has only added fuel to the fire.
Six months after Gmail’s tabbed inbox was announced, opens have continued to decline. The effect of this decrease was seen in our top ten for October, as Gmail moved down a notch to the #9 spot in the top ten. Overall, Gmail opens are down a full percentage point since May, or a 27% change.
With an email client market share of 25%, Apple’s mobile Mail app is the most popular email client in the world. When Apple released the latest version of their operating system on September 18th, many users wondered how iOS 7 would impact their email experience. What, if any, implications does the new iOS have for the email marketing community?
Responsive email design has been growing steadily in popularity, and it’s no surprise as to why: 47% of email opens are on a mobile device, and some brands see upwards of 70% of their emails opened on mobile. These brands turn to responsive design techniques to create better experiences for their subscribers, and in many cases, increase their click and engagement rates.
The top ten email clients in February remained unchanged from last month, with Apple, Outlook and Android dominating the top five. All platforms returned to December levels, with mobile at 43%, desktop at 32% and webmail at 25%. The minor fall in mobile opens after December was likely linked to consumers returning to their desks […]
When Ryan Brandle, Senior Interactive Designer at Craftsy, submitted this email to be featured in our inspiration series, I was really impressed with its infographic-like design & subtle animated GIF! It’s a visually appealing email and compliments the Craftsy brand. Let’s take a look: OBJECTIVE: CREATIVE SEGMENTATION AND COMMUNICATION Before we analyze the design aspects […]
In last month’s market share video, we predicted that mobile opens would continue to increase throughout the 2012 holiday season. That prediction proved true: we saw mobile opens increase from 41% in November to 43% in December. Overall, that’s a 138% increase in the last 18 months, and a 48% increase in 2012. Other notable […]
“25 DAYS OF INSPIRATIONAL EMAILS” — DAY 23: HOT RUM COW I had heard that Hot Rum Cow sent great emails so I was very excited to sign up for their newsletter & see what they had in store. I recently received my first email from them & I’m majorly impressed. Between their responsive design, […]
November’s email client popularity stats are live over on emailclientmarketshare.com. We also put together this quick (under two minutes!) video that takes a closer look at some of the stats. To summarize: iPhone has been in the #1 spot for several months; it’s grown more than 40% since January. iOS represents a full third of […]
We’ve seen some major changes in mobile email opens in the past year and a half. As of September 2012, 38% of all opens were on a mobile device, compared to only 17% eighteen months ago—that’s a 123% increase in mobile opens! Recently, we’ve even seen some email campaigns that had over 60% of opens […]