Tag: email design

Images Have No Need To Be Pretty

Some years ago there was a push for digital, i.e. numerical, displays for speedometers in motor vehicles and to show just how cool you were, when in a pub you would tell your friends that you were doing 67 mph, and then just drifted into 69. There was no way a driver with one of … READ MORE »

Make E-newsletters News Again

I subscribe to quite a few e-newsletters, some for my hobbies and many more for research into email marketing. In the former, I forgive mistakes because most are run by amateurs, and doesn’t it show, who have something to say about my hobby. For research, I expect companies to show professionalism. It’s remarkable how many … READ MORE »

What To Check In An Email Before Sending

As with most mistakes, the most important response is to ensure you do not make it again. It’s not a simple case of ‘Oh, I’ll remember that’. You’ve already missed the error once. What’s to say you would not make an identical mistake again by just not seeing it?  For this article we’ll assume you … READ MORE »

An Inspired Choice Of Image

There seems to be an increasing use of stock images on marketing emails and newsletters. I’ve nothing against them. If you lack the ability or facilities to produce stunning images that will help convert a campaign, then the options are rather limited. But that’s no excuse for uninspired images. A bare picture of the product … READ MORE »

A New Email Design For The New Year/Decade

Now is a good time to go for a redesign of your marketing emails. We have a new year, a new decade, a new relationship with Europe and the world. There’s enough reasons there for everyone. You could farm out the redesign. I would not criticise you for doing so. It’s a great method of … READ MORE »

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 »

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 »

white space is the secret of email marketing 

The Japanese word Ma confounds reason. Online you will find multiple translations, some of which contradict one another. There is a general consensus that can be summed up as the gap between objects can be as important as the objects themselves. This is useful to bear in mind when designing an email marketing campaign. Given … READ MORE »

The Perfect Candid Shot For Your Campaign

There’s no oxymoron in planning a candid image. Pictures that are praised for being spontaneous are normally the creation of a patient photographer. If you want to generate a specific emotion in those on your email marketing list, an image that appears natural has an edge. When picking a stock image or organising one yourself, … READ MORE »

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