A/B Testing: Where Marketers Go Wrong

A/B Testing Pitfalls: How Marketers Can Avoid Costly Mistakes

Because it gives you a way to determine whether your marketing audience prefers version A of something or version B, A/B testing is powerful. And increasingly it’s easy to do. Sometimes it seems so easy that we don’t even realize that we’ve completely wasted our time, missed out on golden opportunities, or—worst…

Smart Insights: 2020 Email Marketing Trends

Smart Insights - 2020 Email Marketing Trends

2020 is just around the corner. Which trends will drive email marketing in the coming year? That’s the question that Smart Insights sets out to answer in this blog post, which I contributed to. The post lays out five big 2020 email marketing trends: The growing impact of mobile Minimalism in email…

When Good Enough Shouldn’t Be: Optimizing Automated Emails

When Good Enough Shouldn't Be - Optimizing Automated Emails

Email marketing is so effective and has such a high return on investment that brands often settle for good enough when they could be achieving much higher returns. In this blog post series, we’ll be examining several overlooked opportunities to increase your email marketing performance. One of the biggest opportunities is around…

Our Favorite Talks from the Litmus Live 2018 Season

Litmus Picks Our Favorite Talks at Litmus Live 2018

Across its three cities—Boston, London, and San Francisco—Litmus Live 2018 featured over 50 different talks from some of the brightest minds in the email industry. There were so many talks hitting on some of our favorite topics—whether it’s modular design, interactive email, automation and personalization, or collaborating more effectively—that it was hard…

13 Email A/B Testing Mistakes

13 Email A/B Testing Mistakes to Avoid

To A/B test your emails, all you need to do is present two variations to two different groups of your subscribers and then listen. The metrics will tell you their preference, which you can then act on either in the short-term by sending the winning variation to more of your audience, or…

The Financial Brand: 6 Strategic Trends Reshaping the Future of Email Marketing in Banking

6 Strategic Trends Reshaping the Future of Email Marketing in Banking

Email remains the workhorse of digital marketing. But how do companies in the banking industry create email campaigns that increase conversions, drive more traffic to your website, and generate more sales? In this post, Bill Streeter, Editor at The Financial Brand, discusses six big email marketing trends, sharing insights from several email…

Webinar Recording + Q&A: 2018 Email Marketing Kickoff

Email Marketing Kickoff for 2018 webinar

Now is the ideal time for marketing teams to consider their email marketing planning for 2018. In an industry that’s constantly shifting as it adapts to consumer, business, and technological changes, setting the priorities for the months to come can be hard! We’ll help you set the direction for your email marketing…

Webinar Recording + Q&A: Top 5 Opportunities for Improving Your Email Creative

The Top 5 Opportunities for Improving Your Email Creative webinar recording

Email creative is unlike web or print creative. It has its own unique constraints that marketers must master to make the most of the channel. In this webinar, expert email developer and Litmus Product Manager Kevin Mandeville and I identify the top 5 opportunities to improve your email creative strategy, based on…

Email Design Podcast: The 2017 State of Email Creative

Email Design Podcast 86

In the 86th episode of The Email Design Podcast, I join host Kevin Mandeville to discuss the findings from Litmus’ 2017 State of Email Creative report. We walk through each section of the report, discussing: How marketers find email inspiration The value of email brand guidelines The adoption of responsive email design…

20 Things Successful Email Marketing Programs Do

20 Things Successful Email Marketing Programs Do

While it’s difficult to fail at email marketing, success can be elusive. Shifting consumer behaviors and expectations, new technologies, improving cross-channel integration, changing anti-spam and privacy laws, evolving inbox provider capabilities—all can make getting ahead a huge challenge. Less than 10% of marketers say their email programs are very successful, according to…

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