There’s absolutely no denying the power of video marketing. Video content has the power to tell stories more quickly than static images ever could. It’s more emotional. It lets you communicate within seconds what would have taken paragraphs to describe in writing. So it’s no surprise that many email marketers are interested in including video in their emails—only to learn that most email clients don’t offer support for videos.
But while real videos aren’t supported in most clients, that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to the idea of adding video-like interactions to your campaigns. Enter: faux video!
Email creative has its own unique constraints and opportunities that marketers must master to make the most of the channel. Based on our survey of more than 3,500 marketers, our second annual State of Email Creative report examines every facet of email creative strategy—from finding email inspiration and creating email brand guidelines to the popularity of various design elements and redesign schedules.
In the 68th episode of The Email Design Podcast, Kevin Mandeville and Jason Rodriguez discuss the possibility of iOS 11 dropping support for HTML5 video, Yahoo! Mail getting a brand new redesign, Google to stop reading your Gmail emails, and more. Be sure to follow along and join in the discussion on Twitter using #EmailDesignPodcast.
In the 67th episode of The Email Design Podcast, Kevin Mandeville and Jason Rodriguez answer recent questions from the Litmus Community in a rapid fire format, including topics on implementing transparency in email, using the @supports query, embedding HTML5 video, and more. Be sure to follow along and join in the discussion on Twitter using #EmailDesignPodcast.
The world of email is full of potential pitfalls. Support for techniques can vanish without warning, and sudden changes to email clients’ rendering engines make it tricky for email marketers to understand what’s going to work where. Read on to learn common ways emails can break and how to fix it.
When designing and creating email, it’s important to get your message across in an accessible way. But that’s only the first step. To truly engage your subscribers and make your email stand out, you must surprise and delight them. We sat down with Veda Kumarjiguda, Client Success Rebel at Rebelmail, to talk about how interactive emails can do just that.
Email and video are two of the most engaging ways to interact with your audience. Put them together and that’s where the real magic happens. We joined Wistia for a webinar on the power of video and email, discussing best practices for designing great video campaigns in your email, without losing functionality. Check out the slides, recording, and a Q&A.
Implementing video in email is tricky and involves the liberal use of fallbacks. However, as much as marketers are lukewarm on the reality of embedded video in email, they really like the promise and potential of video in email. We talk with three email marketing experts about the challenges and opportunities.
We recently hosted a webinar with Sendwithus covering some of the most common problems new email designers and marketers are likely to encounter. While we covered a lot, there were still some excellent questions from attendees. Read on to see my answers and check out some excellent resources to getting started in email.
We knew we couldn’t promote Litmus Live with just any email, which is why we aimed for a forward-thinking and uniquely impressive one. Naturally, we wanted it to be so amazing that people couldn’t help but attend the conference to learn about the tricks we used. Specifically: how to code HTML5 video background in email.