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…

Why It’s More Likely Now that We’ll Be Able to FixOutlook

Frustrations with email rendering in Outlook run deep. They date back to 2007 when Microsoft switched its Outlook rendering engine from Internet Explorer to Word, which had—and still has—poor support for HTML and CSS. Those frustrations boiled over with the FixOutlook.org Project, which Campaign Monitor started in 2009. Aimed at getting Microsoft’s…

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…

Marketing Chat about Email of the Future

As part of Rare.io’s Marketing Chat series, I spoke with Ned Nadima about the future of email marketing and a variety of other topics. Here’s a preview of the questions that he asked me: How did you get into email marketing? Many email marketing articles describe the email of the future as…

How Microsoft Could Leverage LinkedIn’s Business

I spoke with CIO Dive about the Microsoft-LinkedIn deal and what the synergies are. Here are the three key questions they asked along with my responses: What is Microsoft going to do with LinkedIn user data? Beyond the synergies around Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM and Bing ad targeting, LinkedIn user data could be…

5 Ways Microsoft’s Acquisition of LinkedIn Could Impact Email Users and Email Marketers

Microsoft’s announced $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn today will not only net the tech giant the top business-oriented social network, but the move could have several ramifications for email users and email marketers. Here are five possible scenarios to watch for: LinkedIn messaging replaced by Outlook 365 LinkedIn contacts integrated into Outlook…

How to Identify Companies that Value Email Marketing

A good salary isn’t just about the money, it’s about respect. And it’s not just about respect of the individual, but also about respect for the activities that person is involved with. When we surveyed more than 500 US-based email marketers for our State of Email Salaries & Jobs in the US,…

Report: 2016 State of Email Salaries & Jobs in the US

What’s a good salary for an email marketing position, given the role, industry vertical, size of the company, company location, and other factors? In the inaugural State of Email Salaries & Jobs in the US report, which is based on responses from more than 500 US-based marketers, we provide strong guidance on…

Email Marketing’s ROI Doesn’t Matter

We love email marketing here at Litmus, and are frankly often frustrated that some companies don’t see its value. To try to convince them, we frequently tout email marketing’s stellar return on investment, which is 38-to-1, according to research by the Direct Marketing Association. We’ve mentioned it in this report and this…

The People, Process, and Products of a Great Email Marketing Workflow

The right email marketing workflow is a mix of three P’s: people, process, and products. That’s how Elyse Dupre of DM News put it after I spoke with her about our 2016 State of Email Production report. I think that’s a great way to look at what it takes to build a…

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