While brands everywhere are embracing customer-centricity, many relics of brand-centric thinking are still out there. Here are six manipulative email marketing tactics that marketers need to stop using.
Keeping up with the email marketing industry can be hard. This year alone, there were enough trends, email hacks, and observations for us to write over 170 posts on the Litmus Blog. To make sure you aren’t missing out on our best content, we’re rounding up our top 10 most popular Litmus blog posts of the year.
Doing email marketing right is challenging in the best of circumstances. But it’s made more difficult by all of the outdated and just plain wrong advice out there that leads marketers astray. To put you on the right course, we’re busting 25 email marketing myths and providing you with the resources to get to the truth.
Subject line mistakes that distract and confuse subscribers—and are embarrassing for the brand—are too common. We discuss three such subject line mistakes in this slidedeck and share numerous real-world examples.
In last month’s Community Contest, we asked Community members what their winning subject line and preview text combos were, the strategy they used to come up with them, and how this affected the success of the campaign. Picking a winner was incredibly hard with so many interesting entries. Here are some of our favorites from the contest that we just had to share.
In the 37th episode of The Email Design Podcast, hosts Kevin Mandeville and Jason Rodriguez explore doctypes in email, image file sizes and weights, previewing subject lines and preview text, and more. Be sure to follow along and join in the discussion on Twitter using #EmailDesignPodcast.
Subject lines are the most written about email marketing element—and they’re the most misunderstood as well. Here are six myths about subject lines that have been repeated so many times that you may believe they are true…
This is the biggest, most widely supported email marketing myth. We explain why this myth has persisted and how marketers should actually measure the success of a subject line.
Crafting a perfect subject line isn’t easy. But sometimes, marketers take it a step too far. Rather than earn their subscribers’ attention with a subject line that connects with their needs, emotions, or aspirations, too often, we see brands using deceptive subject lines to trick their subscribers into opening. It’s a dangerous approach that damages subscribers’ trust, hurts your brand image, and violates anti-spam laws.
When it comes to writing email copy, it’s not hard to see why so much focus is spent on subject lines. Chances are that your subscribers receive many permission–based emails every single day. If your subject line isn’t compelling, not only will it not get opened, but there’s a chance that it won’t even be seen. Joanna Wiebe shares her tips for creating captivating subject lines that get opened.