Email Design

The best way to use video in email marketing

It will probably come as no surprise to you that video is making great inroads in email marketing. It was the latest thing a couple of years ago and to a certain extent still is. It’s not always a good idea to just jump on a bandwagon, but now it has become established, you might … READ MORE »

Using videos to reinforce trust

As a means of supporting any campaign, video ticks all the boxes. Whether being used on a website or for email marketing, used properly there is little doubt that it is a most effective way of hitting targets. There’s a caveat though; it must be used with care and restraint. All content is not equal … READ MORE »

How to get the best from stock images

The problem with a graphics art degree is that you have a lot of encumbrances to overcome in order to give good advice. Take images. When used in email marketing the need is not for graphic excellence, but to capture the attention of a reader for just enough time to make them read on. With … READ MORE »

How to use stock images in email marketing 

The general advice is not to use stock images for email marketing and website design. The reasoning is quite persuasive. Unique works and your subscribers might think more of a company that has obviously put a bit of effort into the design of an email. One of the most difficult aspects of email marketing to … READ MORE »

How colour can be used to influence readers

I am, like around 8% of European males, partially colour-blind. In women, the rate is considerably lower, at around 0.5%. On top of that, there are many different kinds of colour blindness. You might be wondering whether there’s any point in trying to influence subscribers to your email marketing list with colour when there are … READ MORE »

Squeeze every last bit of value from your copy

You will pay a lot for copy for an email marketing campaign or blog, whether sourced externally or from Jean in HR who can produce a nifty phrase. It takes time, not so much for the typing as research and reading. Any copy that is worth paying for will be reassuringly expensive. It makes sense … READ MORE »

Rebranding your email campaigns; is it worth it?

I used to design logos. It was fun, it was remunerative and the little company I ran, with three others, would push for a rebranding. Nowadays I would tell the manager to visualize the impact the new website and matching documentation. As for their next email marketing campaign, it could be their best ever.  It … READ MORE »

Free images for email marketing, websites and newsletters

We’ve recently explained some of the legal niceties of the use of images in email marketing. Copyright is a subject that is impossible to cover with any degree of detail in five hundred or so words. You need a legal library. That does not mean the only options are to use image libraries or Creative … READ MORE »

Cheap ways of obtaining copyright free images

Email marketing, e-newsletters and websites eat images. Sourcing them from image libraries can be expensive and the requirements of Creative Commons might not suit everyone. If only there was a way of obtaining a steady source of copyright free images. We’ve recently given an overview of the legal side of copyright with regards pictures, and … READ MORE »

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