Tag: email design

Is the design of your marketing email poor?

Then ask yourself these five questions. 1/ Is the design the same as you were using a year ago? Subscribers like familiarity and feel reassured when they recognise that the email comes from someone they trust. It can be sufficient to keep the banner and logo more or less that same for some time, but … READ MORE »

There is no excuse for an ugly marketing email

Way back, when I was a graphic design student, I had an instructor who used a phrase that every student dreaded. It was said in English with a heavy German accept:  “There is no excuse for ugly.” It wasn’t particularly helpful with regards to specifics, but it made his feelings apparent, as were one’s chances … READ MORE »

HTML vs plain text

None of us appreciate having our old certainties challenged, let alone proved incorrect. At the very least it will mean extra work. But please don't hold that against me. We all know that HTML marketing emails give much better open rates, click throughs and completions than plain text. What's to like about dull, unsophisticated email? … READ MORE »

Plain text refuses to die

Most of us in email marketing will agree that HTML based emails give better results than those of plain text. After all, hasn't research shown this time and again? Ask your subscribers which they prefer and the overwhelming response will be that they want HTML. Further, HTML allows you to fine-hone your design, putting subtle … READ MORE »

Video in email marketing Vol.2

So you want to try a video in your next email marketing campaign. Good choice, but one that requires a bit of planning.  The decision to include video in the email should be made in the early stages. Trying to make it fit further into the planning process will ensure it deflects from its purpose. … READ MORE »

Video in email marketing

By the time you read this, one of my videos, used for search engine optimisation of a website, will hit 10,000 views. Whilst this might not seem a great deal in comparison with overall statistics for the site, the route by which people come to it generates completions. When costs of production are taken into … READ MORE »

Video revolution in email marketing

The promised flood of video in all things email has been a long time coming and has not yet arrived, much to the frustration of the pundits who promised it would. There are the first glimmerings though. The reason for the current take-up is probably the suggestion that video gives a significant increase in click-throughs … READ MORE »

Refining email marketing lists

I frequently visit a couple of websites which support on my favourite sport. Both produce newsletters which are generated by events. If there’s nothing to report then a week can go by between editions. Following a match or a bit of news, I can have a dozen fall into my inbox during the day. Nirvana!  … READ MORE »

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