If you’ve ever failed at email, you’re not alone. Litmus has made mistakes, and others have too.
In our #NoFailMail community contest, dozens of email geeks shared their email fail stories, giving us all the chance to learn from the mistakes of others and put better systems and checks in place at your company to minimize the frequency and scope of future email marketing mistakes. Here are the common themes we saw, some valuable advice from the community, and the winner announcement.
Design failures can prevent your readers from viewing and acting on your messages, and affect your brand reputation. In this post, you’ll learn about five common email design fails that plague email and how to fix each and every one of them.
Good copywriting helps you build your brand, connect with your customers, and persuade more of them to click through on your offer. But too often, marketers don’t take full advantage of the power of great copy. After years in the email business, we’ve seen every copywriting fail: typos, “blah” writing, “meh” calls to action, and other misfires that turn email potential into missed opportunity. Here are the 5 biggest copywriting fails that you should avoid.
We’ve asked about your biggest email mistakes before, and because we’ve learned so much from your stories, we’re revisiting the topic for our latest Community Contest. We want to hear about your biggest email fails and how you’re preventing them from happening again.
Testing is one of your fastest routes to achieve #NoFailMail. But, every day, we see emails in our inboxes with fails that are so obvious, it’s clear nobody took a second look before hitting “send.” Here are five email fails that we see too often—and hands-on advice for how to avoid them.
We all know email has a hundred ways to fail, whether by faulty coding, a glaring typo in a subject line, sending to the wrong list, or design gone awry. Just thinking about all the ways email can breakdown gives us the shivers. But why do we care so much about making emails error-free? Here’s why you’ll want your email program to reach #NoFailMail status.