Email Community Spotlight: Alice Li – Litmus

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The Community Spotlight—a monthly blog series highlighting some of the amazing members of the email community—is back for 2024! Every month, we interview, highlight, and celebrate the splendid members of the email community. We dig into where they got their start, where they are now, and explore their challenges and passions in email. This month, … Read more

5 Email Footer Examples I Love (For Your Inspiration)

I’ll admit: It wasn’t until I received a company email signed off with “ad maiora” that I paid attention to email footers. After looking up the meaning of the phrase — it meant “toward greater things” — I went back to the email and noticed the intricate and eye-catching graphic design right at the bottom … Read more

New in Litmus: Boost email engagement in minutes with Live Polls in Litmus Personalize – Litmus

In this new era of email, first party data matters more than ever. Measuring email opens alone is not enough to gauge email performance. Email engagement is gold, but subscriber expectations are skyrocketing almost as fast as your email workload and complexity is growing. Last fall we launched two new powerful features, available in every … Read more

I Asked ChatGPT How to Answer Salary Expectations in an Email — Here’s What I Got

Like most job seekers, I’ve had to answer the dreaded salary expectation question over email. No matter how many times I’ve done it, it’s still nerve-wracking to put a number out there. What if I undercut myself because my number was too low? Or worse, what if I miss out on the job opportunity because … Read more

4 Phishing Email Examples Even I Could Fall For (& How to Spot Them)

Last year, I received an email from my “bank” alerting me to suspicious activity on my account. The layout and logo matched other official communications I had received from the bank, and I was naturally alarmed. But a few things just didn’t add up. Instead of using my name, it addressed me as “Dear valued … Read more

The 15 Best WordPress Email Plugins in 2024

If you’re on the lookout to enhance your business blog with an email newsletter, using a WordPress email plugin is indispensable. These plugins not only simplify content distribution but also offer insights into your target audience’s preferences, enabling you to optimize your content strategy effectively. Discover the 15 best WordPress email plugins on the market … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Email Preview Text – Litmus

They say, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” I’m not exactly sure who ‘they’ are, but I agree with them in this case. In email, your first impression comes from three parts: the sender or ‘from’ name, the subject line, and the preview text. Everyone remembers the ‘from’ name and … Read more

Email inspiration: 16 Places to Look for Examples – Litmus

Looking for some fresh ideas for your email marketing program? You might be in the beginning stages of coming up with a new email nurture or want to learn more about how your subscribers interact with a different email design. After all, when they have a great experience with your emails, it has a positive … Read more

Email Community Spotlight: Najmah Salam – Litmus

The Community Spotlight—a monthly blog series highlighting some of the amazing members of the email community—is back for 2024! Every month, we interview, highlight, and celebrate the splendid members of the email community. We dig into where they got their start, where they are now, and explore their challenges and passions in email. This month, … Read more

How My E-commerce Company Has Used Personalization to Build an Email Marketing Channel With a 55 Percent Open Rate

From the moment I started my company, Motif Skincare, I knew I was entering a crowded market with high customer acquisition costs. It would be challenging to compete with influencers and larger brands when it comes to fueling new customer discovery. As such, the primary goal was to create products that truly made a difference … Read more

Tutorial: How to Add Email Background Images (+ Code) – Litmus

Emails can feel a bit predictable with an image here, a block of text there. One way to liven up the subscriber experience? Background images! They add another dimension to your design, making your emails “pop.” When done well, they make your email feel like a million bucks. Keep reading for: The benefits of background … Read more

How Litmus Created a Legendary New Year’s Eve Email (Yes, That One!) – Litmus

What’s the one metric your email team obsesses over? Opens. You can’t get a conversion without an open. Here we are, writing the punniest subject lines, using every emoji, experimenting with send times and from names and days of the week, just to get that open. What if… instead of fighting for a single open, … Read more

Reminder: Google Enforcing New Email Rules Next Month

Next month, Google will enforce stricter rules for businesses and groups that send large volumes of email to Gmail accounts. Initially announced in October, these new policies are intended to reduce spam and make email more secure. New Standards For Bulk Email Any entity that sends more than 5,000 emails per day to Gmail addresses … Read more

How to Build an Email List From the Ground Up (The Right Way)

Email marketing isn’t dead—far from it. Google+: now that’s dead. While social media platforms have come and gone, and channels like cable TV and radio have ebbed and flowed, email has remained strong. Email is fast approaching its 60th birthday, and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down. But it’s easy to see why … Read more

22 Email Marketing Metrics to Measure Success – Litmus

Every email marketer knows the feeling when an email goes out: one part relief, one part anxiety. When you hit “send,” the hard part is over, and you can sit back and wait for the results to roll in to judge whether the email you sent was successful. Knowing these insights is powerful—they fuel future … Read more

How to Use the P.S. in Email

As a copywriting tactic, the postscript (P.S.) has made its way from standard direct mail copy to email marketing copy. With the right approach, all companies need is two paragraphs, a few links, and a P.S. to effectively communicate their message, create urgency, and drive conversions. What is a P.S. in email? The P.S. is … Read more

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