B2B Forum Presentation: Inbox Optimization

Consumers opt-out and report emails as spam for a wide range of reasons, only one of which is a lack of permission. That’s because while permission is needed to be welcome in the inbox, sending functional emails with relevant content is needed to stay welcome. In our session at MarketingProfs’ B2B Forum…

Answers to 4 Burning Questions about Gmail Supporting Responsive Design

As of the wee hours of this morning, Gmail began rolling out support for media queries across its webmail and iOS and Android email apps. This follows their Sept. 14 announcement about the change, which included developer documentation. And that Gmail announcement followed the announcement in August that Microsoft is partnering with…

30 Must-Subscribe Brands

Which brands do you think have the most inspiring email marketing programs? We asked more than 900 email marketers that question and then shared their top 25 must-subscribe brands in our 2016 State of Email Design report. We also did video interviews with four speakers from The Email Design Conference, asking them…

Report: 2016 State of Email Design

Designing an email isn’t like designing a webpage or print piece. There are both limitations and opportunities around what you can do with email design, and it’s up to email designers and coders to master both of those. In the inaugural State of Email Design report, which is based on the responses…

The Deeper Meaning Behind 5 Email Marketing Soundbites

While at The Email Design Conference in Boston a few weeks ago, I tweeted a lot of great email marketing soundbites from the sessions, and saw a bunch of great ones from the sessions in the track I wasn’t in. Twitter is fantastic at delivering soundbites like these, but it’s horrible at…

Responsive-Aware Email Design’s Growing Appeal

Several years into the Age of Mobile, brands are finally catching up to consumers, who have been well ahead of them in adopting a mobile. Spurred by Google penalizing websites that aren’t mobile-friendly in search results, 93% of B2C brands now have websites that render and function well on desktops and smartphones,…

Production Time Weighs Heavily on Email Design Choices

While all the buzz has been around fully responsive and hybrid design, that’s not where the adoption has been. Instead, B2C brands have been adopting mobile-aware and responsive-aware email design. Mobile-aware email design (also known as scalable email design) involves basic coding techniques such as using a single-column layout, large text and…

Infographic: 2016 Mobile-Friendly Email & Landing Page Trends

Consumer adoption of mobile devices and the accompanying shift in online behavior has consistently outpaced brands’ ability to deliver mobile-friendly behavior. But major progress has been made over the past year, according to joint research by Litmus and the Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Our research found that mobile-friendly websites have become almost universal…

Verizon Acquires Yahoo, Uniting AOL and Yahoo Email Clients with Verizon’s Mobile Smarts

Driving further consolidation in the webmail space and setting themselves up to push harder into the mobile email space, Verizon  acquires Yahoo for $4.83 billion. The move comes a little over a year after Verizon acquired AOL for $4.4 billion. Uniting the email muscle of AOL and Yahoo could give Verizon a…

Inbox Box Providers Add Bad Design to List of No-Nos

At its core, the job of inbox providers is to protect their users from bad senders. To accomplish this, they have created filters, algorithms, spam traps, and user tools that attack spam on three fronts: (1) bad recipients, (2) bad content, and (3) bad infrastructure. To say they’ve succeeded is an understatement….

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