Email Design

The Problem With Image Heavy Emails

You probably think that if you pack your next email marketing campaign with images and little copy, it might well go to the spam folder, or even be bounced. To an extent you are correct. ISPs tend to bin image heavy marketing emails but there are simple, cheap and easy ways around the problem. Quite … READ MORE »

Always Modify An Email Template

I don’t like being prescriptive, but it is not a good idea to use an email marketing template ‘straight out of the box’. It will have been designed by a professional, and as you’ve had no graphic art experience, you might not feel the need to prove it by messing it up.  There’s only so … READ MORE »

Simple Ways To Modify An Email Template

We live in an exciting time for computer graphics. Designers are as willing as ever to experiment and show just how good they are. More remarkably, companies are willing to try their creations. We see explosions of ideas and trends. Some of the designs fill one with wonder. You probably think there’s an however coming, … READ MORE »

Should You Give Away Valuable Items?

You have worked hard for everything you’ve got, so why should you give away something just to gain subscribers to your email marketing list? The answer is that it is probably the cheapest way of getting them. Work out how much it costs to gain subscribers in other ways. There’s the cost of a stand … READ MORE »

Go against received wisdom in email marketing

Let me confess from the beginning that all I’m suggesting is that following the data blindly can often be a poor option. For email marketing, data is a tool, nothing more. It needs to be kept sharp, but be careful of stabbing yourself. Let’s say that you want to split test a new email design. … READ MORE »

Try something new in your template redesign

When faced with the choices of free email marketing templates, it is all too easy to panic and pick the next one on the list. That’s the problem with choice. A better way is to have some idea of what will suit your product before a new email marketing campaign. It will be no relief … READ MORE »

Is ‘Buy British’ effective in email marketing?

Never go against history. If it did not succeed the first, second and third time, try something else. The past has an inertia that is difficult to overcome. Keeping that in mind, is there any point for having an email marketing campaign focusing on British products? ‘Buy British’ failed in 1931, failed again in the … READ MORE »

Using Brexit concerns to boost your ROI

The UK has one of the lowest ‘buy locally’ beliefs in the world; for food products it is 51% compared to 63%. It has been suggested that this will change post Brexit. If you have British-made products in your lists, now is the time to start planning email marketing campaigns. Whilst buying British is often … READ MORE »

Is it beneficial to follow email design trends?

Even if you seek out trends in email marketing design in the hope they will give you some idea of what’s ‘in’ at the moment, you might have overlooked the various annual graphic design awards. As an example of self-indulgence they are nowhere near that of the Oscars, but there does seem to be an … READ MORE »

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