Mobile Holiday Shopping Surge Benefited Mobile-Friendly Retailers

By all accounts, this was the most mobile holiday season yet, with the most important development being that mobile conversion rates and sales increased significantly. For example, 53% of all online shopping visits came from shoppers on mobile devices from Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving) through Sunday, Nov. 29, according to data from the…

2 New Reasons Email Attribution Will Get Even Messier

Email has long had a reputation as a highly trackable channel. Marketers love it because you can see a subscriber open an email, click on links in the body content, visit their website, and convert. The problem is that for many brands, this linear A-to-B-to-C-to-D email interaction is increasingly rare—and already rare…

Why the Rebirth of Email Marketing Is Coming in 2016

Email marketing was ignored, under-resourced, and declared uncool and dead during the rise of social media. Now that leased media is morphing into paid media and paid media is morphing into blocked media, brands are returning to permission-based email marketing to find that it has new synergies, powerful new capabilities, broader integration,…

7 Email Marketing Predictions for 2016

’Tis the season for predictions, so let’s get to it. Here are 7 email marketing predictions for 2016 that I shared in my latest Marketing Land column: There will be many more positive media stories about email marketing than negative in 2016. Another major email service provider (ESP) will be acquired in…

10 Email Marketing Top 10 Lists for 2015

Over the past two weeks, the team here at Litmus has been boiling down the events of 2015 into 10 top 10 lists. Each covers a different aspect of email marketing. Check them all out here: Top 10 Email Design + Marketing Litmus Blog Posts of 2015 The most popular Litmus blog…

The Future of Email Coding Standards Is Stratified

Will we ever have email coding standards? This is a tricky question and my views on the matter have definitely evolved over the years along with the evolution of the email client and device landscape. Let me start by saying I now think there will never be a single email coding standard….

Will We Ever Have Email Coding Standards?

This has been burning question for email marketers for a long time. Web developers have standards, but email developers don’t. Will this ever change? And what will be the catalyst for change? We polled nearly 4,000 marketers about whether we’d ever have email coding standards, and they were significantly more optimistic than…

10 Tips to Get Your Email Marketing Program Ready for the Holiday Season

It’s November, which means that it’s official: The holiday season is here! Retailers, hopefully you’ve been warming up your subscribers and generating some early holiday sales over the past month or two, but now things start getting serious. To help you make the most of the holiday season, here are 10 tips…

Email Marketing’s Greatest Strength & Greatest Weakness

“Email’s greatest strengths often double as its greatest weaknesses,” says DM News’ Ginger Conlon in the introduction to The Email Opportunist. “Fortunately, savvy marketers can overcome the latter to capitalize on the former.” I was among the 16 experts interviewed for this report on the channel’s greatest strengths and weaknesses. In a…

Email Is Vital to a Sharing Strategy

When you want your customers to share their experiences with your brand, you should not just be thinking about social. You should think about email as well. In Getting the Most from Your Email Content, ClickZ’s Susan Kuchinskas shares details from Sperry’s Odyssey Project, which created individually tailored adventures for nearly 80…

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