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tactics How to Remove Blue Links in HTML Emails

Blue links in email: They’re a helpful usability feature, but far too often cause headaches for email marketers looking to design thoughtful, on-brand campaigns. Over the years, we’ve seen multiple ways of handling blue links in HTML emails, from simple to complex. We’ve even posted multiple articles on handling blue links in the past, from overriding styles on iOS to dealing with Gmail’s auto-linking behavior. [...] [more]
litmus.com    Design

tactics Holiday Product Recommendations Guide

What are your best sellers? How about those from last year? These classic recommendations instill customer confidence. Highlight them, along with your products best known for converting first-time customers. And if your customer experience is great enough, those new shoppers may even by loyalists by February. Tory Burch does this well, with a single beautiful, eye-catching image and just a few words. Though it’s short and sweet, Tory Burch’s copy manages to creates a sense of exclusivity and [...] [more]
sailthru.com    Gallery, Intelligence

tactics 2019 Holiday Marketing Playbook [PDF]

There’s plenty of time before “the holidays,” right? Not exactly. Holiday sales are perpetually on the rise, while consumers are starting their shopping earlier and earlier. This means retailers must get a head start before the holidays, especially since the most wonderful time of the year is also the most lucrative. [...] [more] 
sailthru.com    Event, Intelligence

tactics APNG in Emails: Taking Animations to a New Level

APNG holds great potential in email marketing because of its better resolution & low file size. Learn how using it will improve your subscriber experience. [...] [more]
emailmonks.com    Design, Video

tactics Upping your Email Game with BIMI

Every year for just a couple of days, I listen to some of the best minds in email share their experiences, guidance, and grievances over the email industry at the Email Innovations Summit in Las Vegas. Topics range from selecting your next email [...] [more]
onlyinfluencers.com    From

tactics Interactive Animation in HTML Email

Last month, Panic announced Playdate, an adorable handeld gaming system with a black and white screen. And a crank. Yup. I’ve been a pretty big fan of Panic for a long time now, from Coda to Steven [...] [more]
hteumeuleu.com    Design

tactics Using AI Subject Line and Copywriting Tools Successfully

Brands are turning to AI and machine learning to answer extremely complex questions, including, “What words should I use to communicate most effectively?” Companies like Persado, Phrasee, Touchstone, and others have turned AI’s data-crunching and pattern-finding power onto email subject lines, as well as other marketing copy. [...] [more]
oracle.com    Subjectline, Tool

tactics HTML Emails 101 For Web Developers

Email development and design is not easy, as email client suppliers have not been nearly as progressive as web browser suppliers are in implementing new standards. This article gives some insight [...] [more]
medium.com    Design

tactics Ask LB: Google Postmaster Tools doesn't like us. How can I fix it?

Recently I received the following question: Dear LB, Any tips on how to handle Google Postmaster Tools’ (GPT) bad ratings of our domain and IP? Regretfully, Worst IP Razzie Nominee Buckle up Razzie, because I got tips and tactics for days, but the hope is to order them such that identifying and resolving the problem[...] [more]
250ok.com    Deliverability

tactics Email Coding Guidelines

I wrote a full document and it’s available on GitHub for anyone to share, contribute and adapt to your own needs. This is heavily inspired by some popular web coding guidelines, like @mdo’s Code Guide and Stack Overflow’s Email Design Best Practices. The goal of this document is to establish principles that anyone can apply to code modern, well supported and accessible HTML emails. This is the result of some of my work from the past few years where I gave email coding trainings and I spent a lot of [...] [more]
hteumeuleu.com    Design

tactics When to Use Retina Images in Email Marketing

Because of the prevalence of high-DPI screens, marketers need to use retina images to ensure that their emails look crisp and not cheap. However, that doesn’t mean that every image in an email needs to be a retina image. Marketers should use retina images in their emails only when it creates a significantly better experience in terms of readability or impression. Otherwise, they should avoid them. [...] [more]
oracle.com    Design, Mobile

tactics Mastering A/B Testing and Experimentation in Email [VID]

To build a best-in-class email program, you need to constantly improve—and there’s no better way to learn fast than through testing and experimentation. Brands that make A/B testing and email experiments a priority are proven to see better results. Our research shows that companies that A/B test every email see email marketing returns that are 37% higher than those of brands that never include A/B tests. [...] [more]
litmus.com    Test

tactics How to Create Interactive Hotspots in Email

Do you want to add detail to an image, share some information, or have another crazy idea that involves using an interactive hotspot in email? This guide should help you get the basics into your HTML and CSS, so only your imagination will hold you back! [...] [more]
emailonacid.com    Design

tactics Browse Abandonment Best Practices, Part 1

Cart abandonment emails are some of the most profitable messages you can send because they are relevant, based on real-time data, and target those already far along the purchase path. However, many marketers fail to consider how consumers actually made it that far to begin with. Think of how many shoppers don’t make it all the way to the cart. What are you doing to reach them and nurture them along to a purchase? [...] [more]
bronto.com    Automation, Conversionrate

tactics Mailto HTML and Email: Making Clickables for Your Campaigns

Mailto links have never really been an ideal way to collect responses to an email campaign. Contact forms, or simply being able to click ‘Reply’ to an email are by far preferable to creating a new email message… Not to mention, trackable. Nonetheless, they continue to be used because they’re easy to personalize and add to HTML email code. So, it wasn’t unusual that our customer wanted to include a mailto link in their content. The unusual bit was the alert Outlook.com (previously Hotmail) displays [...] [more]
campaignmonitor.com    Design
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