Smoothing Out the Mobile Email Journey

Because of the slow and uneven adoption of mobile-friendly email and website designs, subscribers are encountering significant challenges as they make the journey from receiving an email to interacting with content on email landing pages. There are currently many instances when subscribers go from a mobile-friendly environment to a mobile-unfriendly one, and…

Click-Baiting Is Bad on Facebook and in the Inbox

Facebook made an interesting announcement yesterday and should resonate with email marketers. They said they would be deemphasizing posts that “click-bait,” which is “when a publisher posts a link with a headline that encourages people to click to see more, without telling them much information about what they will see.” Even though…

The Summer of Mobile Email Love

I made a prediction last year that the percentage of brands using mobile-friendly email design would increase from 22% in December 2013 to 70% in December 2014. That prediction was looking more than a little shaky when we gave our April update, but the Summer of Mobile Email Love has got us…

Crowd Favorites from the Swipe File: July 2014

We pin tons of inspiring digital marketing examples to our Swipe File pinboards on Pinterest every month. And each month you tell which ones most inspired you by repinning and liking them. Here are your favorite pins among the ones we uploaded last month: The Email Swipe File’s crowd favorite was… Michaels…

Replay of ‘The 5 Trends behind the 2014 Best of the Email Swipe File’ #Webinar Available

In our “5 Trends behind the 2014 Best of the Email Swipe File” webinar last week, Andrea Smith and I discussed the 5 critical email design and strategy trends that guided our selection of the 20 emails in the 2014 Best of the Email Swipe File. We shared research and plenty of…

2014 Email Marketing Holiday Calendar

The slow buildup of the holiday season has already begun and many marketers are busy blueprinting their plans for the critical months of November and December. We want to help! Our 2014 Email Marketing Holiday Calendar contains a sleigh-full of information to help you plan, stay on trend, and ensure you’re sending…

The Common Thread

Three of the most important trends in email marketing right now are personalization, triggered messaging, and rendering techniques. These were the trends that we led off with in our annual Best of the Email Swipe File report this year, and reader reaction has confirmed that we were on the right track. Since…

Crowd Favorites from the Swipe File: June 2014

We pin tons of inspiring digital marketing examples to our Swipe File pinboards on Pinterest every month. And each month you tell which ones most inspired you by repinning and liking them. Here are your favorite pins among the ones we uploaded last month: The Email Swipe File’s crowd favorite was… Mini…

Infographic: Mobile-Friendly Disconnects

When it comes to making their emails more mobile-friendly, marketers have been making considerable progress. I’ve been tracking nearly 160 B2C brands and the percentage of them sending mobile-friendly emails rose to 41% as of early June, up from just 22% in October of last year. However, faster progress is needed—and I’ve…

#Webinar: 2014 Best of the Email Swipe File at 2pm July 24

Join me and Andrea Smith, ExactTarget’s Design Lead of Content Marketing & Research, on July 24 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) as we discuss the five critical email design and strategy trends that guided our selection of the 20 emails in the 2014 Best of the Email Swipe File. We’ll share research and…

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