Animated GIF support—or the lack thereof—in Microsoft Outlook has long been a thorn in the sides of email marketers. A favorite of email geeks and subscribers alike, animated GIFs allow for movement and excitement in an otherwise static medium. But desktop Outlook users have always been left in the dark when it comes to animated GIFs. That is until now.
For the third year in a row, interactive email experiences were voted one of the hottest email design trends. So why don’t we see more interactive emails in our inboxes? For many brands, limited inbox provider support is the main reason they don’t send more interactive campaigns.
But you don’t have to fear limited support if you have a fallback in place. There are plenty of methods that help you create engaging, interactive emails where they are supported, while still guaranteeing a functional and beautiful experience in all other inboxes.
Staying on top of the ever-changing email world can feel like an impossible task. Email clients, platforms, and industry standards continue to evolve. New laws mean finding new ways to reach and speak to subscribers. Customer expectations have soared, as have their options for reading and acting on your emails.
That’s why, every year, we round up the must-know data, trends, and innovations from the past 12 months into a one-stop resource: Litmus’ State of Email Report. Here’s the 2019 edition.
Campaign-building in an agency setting is a collaborative effort. But with both internal and external stakeholders involved, the review and approval process needed to finalize the work is too often an inefficient, burdensome process.
Here’s how you can speed up email reviews and approvals with your clients.
Most in the industry seem bullish on the prospects of voice assistants and email. They’re excited about this young technology and the possibilities it could theoretically afford. Others cite privacy concerns and usability issues as downsides to catering to voice assistants in email marketing. All of these differing opinions have left us asking the question: What do voice assistants mean for email marketers?
While previewing every email you send involves extra time and costs, the effort is well rewarded. Email programs that test the rendering of every email they send report generating an average return on investment of 40-to-1, whereas programs that test rendering less frequently or not at all report an average ROI of 35-to-1, according to Litmus research.
As high DPI displays become more common in phones, tablets, and computers, the need for retina images increases. In this post, we dissect retina images, how to use them in email campaigns, and some important considerations email marketers need to keep in mind.
This year you can expect to see more personalized emails, as well as more interactive emails. For the second year in a row, those two email design trends stood out above all others, according to a Litmus poll of more than 240 marketers.
The next tier of email design trends included using more AI-driven content and live content, and simplifying email designs. The other eight email design trends that we asked marketers about received a bit less enthusiasm, although they’re all still likely to be important this year.
A great first impression often is the first crucial step to building a long-lasting relationship. It’s no different in email marketing. But creating effective welcome and onboarding emails is hard! Many of your peers are facing the very same challenge, so let’s learn from each other with our first-ever Live Optimization Notebook.
Curious how you can utilize Gmail’s new Promotions tab feature for your campaigns? This webinar provides you with all the tips and resources you need. Together with Jordan Grossman, Product Manager, Gmail, we walk through Gmail’s updates, explain how you set up annotations for your campaigns, and share best practices. Plus, we cover frequently asked questions from the email marketing community.