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…

Crowd Favorites from the Swipe File: May 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… Pizza…

Find Your Email Inspiration in the 2014 Best of the Email Swipe File

A swipe file is a record of your top-performing campaigns that you return to for learnings and ideas. It was this concept that inspired us to create the Email Swipe File on Pinterest, where we share the emails and landing pages that excite and impress us. We’ve already shared more than 310…

Email Marketing Double-Dog Dares: Vol. 4

Since email is a fast-moving, fast-evolving channel, marketers must be experimenters to succeed at a high level. With that in mind, I dare you—no, I double-dog dare you—to test these six out-of-the-box, bleeding edge, and fun/weird ideas: 1. Bring transparency and rewards to email activity. Especially now that ISPs are factoring engagement…

Crowd Favorites from the Swipe File: April 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… Pizza…

Infographic: The Growing Adoption of Mobile-Friendly Email Design

We’ve been tracking the mobile-friendliness of the promotional emails sent by a group of nearly 160 B2C brands since October of last year. We saw a big bump in the adoption of mobile-friendly email design during the holiday season and this summer we expect major progress, followed by another jump in adoption…

Crowd Favorites from the Swipe File: March 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… The…

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