#NoFailMail Community Contest: Themes, Advice, and the Winner

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.

#NoFailMail: 5 Copywriting Fails You Should Avoid

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.

#NoFailMail: Why Avoiding Errors is the Key to Email Success

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.