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tactics Logos in Email - Another Way to Stop Spoofing

Interesting as BIMI is, Microsoft does not participate in the BIMI initiative. Instead, they have their own approach called “brand cards,” which serve much the same purpose without using DNS. Instead, businesses sign up with the Microsoft Business Profile program, which is currently in beta. When a company signed up, they give Microsoft a verified icon that is used by OWA in Office 365 and Outlook.com. As you can see below, the logos for Microsoft and Fitbit show up in OWA, which means that these [...] [more]
office365itpros.com    From

discussion Troubleshooting Google Annotations

Just before the Christmas holidays, Google announced their new feature within Gmail called Gmail Annotations. It is no longer the wish of an Email Marketer to hit Gmail’s Primary inbox, but instead, to hit the place they once feared. The Promotions Tab. [...] [more]
medium.com    Design

tactics Results from our #Emailweekly Above-the-fold test

The results have shown that around 410px would be our ‘email fold’, receiving 12%of clicks within the first 25% of the email. Although there did continue to be an even spread of clicks between 410px and 1600px, with 80% of recipients continuing to engage this far down the email. This then increased slightly towards the end of the email, most likely due to Desktop opens. With 8% of users still clicking between 1600px and 1700px. 0.4% of Gmail users also clicked on the fake ‘View Entire Message’ call [...] [more]
emaildesignreview.com    Design, Study

discussion 2019 Email Marketing Conference Preview

One of the most common questions I see in every email networking and membership group I belong to is “If I can only attend one conference this year, which one should it be?” It’s a valid and critically important question! Considering that most companies budget for marketing team members to attend just one single event per year, and taking into consideration time out of the office and travel costs, the decision isn’t easy. And feedback can be soooo biased! [...] [more]
synchronicitymarketing.com    Event

mobile Gmail v8.12 begins testing Dynamic Email (AMP) support [APK Teardown]

At this stage, most readers have probably heard of AMP. It's short for Accelerated Mobile Pages, and from a user perspective, it's basically just supposed to speed up load times for web pages; but in practical terms, it has some unintended consequences. About a year ago, Google also began talking about bringing AMP to Gmail. Testing on Gmail for the web began shortly after the announcement, but was only open to select companies and testers. This test is now expanding to the app itself. A new [...] [more]
androidpolice.com    Mobile, Trend

tactics Email Unsubscribe Best Practices

In most cases, scroll to the bottom and find the unsubscribe link. You’d think, right? It turns out finding the unsubscribe link is not always easy, as shown by usability tests on emails from Tesco, eBay, PayPal, RateSetter, Norwegian Airlines and eBuyer. The brands were picked because they shows different designs for unsubscribe. All designs that are commonly used by many brands. The tests were performed using the excellent UsabilityHub research platform. It’s a seriously good tool to improve user [...] [more]
zettasphere.com    Unsubscribe

discussion Mailchimp Onboarding Email Breakdown [GFX]

Technically, I didn’t sign up for a free trial, since Mailchimp has a free plan. However, for the purpose of this breakdown, I captured the onboarding emails sent during my first 30 days. I chose 30 [...] [more]
medium.com    Automation, Gallery

law Einwilligung in E-Mail-Werbung ist Einwilligung zu Telefonwerbung

Das Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Düsseldorf hat eine vorinstanzliche Entscheidung bestätigt, wonach eine Einwilligung in der Erhalt von Werbe-E-Mails nicht automatisch auch eine Einwilligung zur Telefon-Direktwerbung (sog. Cold Calls) bedeutet (Beschluss vom 23.03.2018; 15 U 17/17). [...] [more]
blog-it-recht.de    Law

tactics Email Footer Design Best Practices

First impressions matter, which is why we work hard on the email templates design and which is why most of us neglect the email footer — we treat it as something really unnecessary. Well, we shouldn’t. What is an email footer? It is the last block of all email newsletters. Typically, it contains contact information, such as the brand name, website address, postal address and the unsubscribe links. But a complex email footer is much more than that. [...] [more]
stripo.email    Design

discussion Gmail Promotional Tab Markup Tool for Promotion Card Image Previews

Gmail released a new set of Promotion Tab features yesterday that included a sender customized preview called PromotionCard, custom logos and deal badges. See here for the overview. I’ve created a simple tool to help you generate the markup required to display the features when your email is featured in the Top Promotions section in Gmail’s Promotion Tab (Note there is no guarantee that your email will be featured). [...] [more]
freshinbox.com    Design, Marketing

discussion We curated 1000 emails [GFX]

Well, that took longer than we thought! However, we’re proud to announce that we finally hit and surpassed 1000 handpicked emails that we think rock in terms of email design and/or content. As you can imagine, handpicking the best email designs is a time-consuming process. We look for designs that are eye-catching, have a clear call to action, a good mixture of HTML text/images, look great across all devices and have relevant content or interesting content. Many of the emails we receive are just [...] [more]
curated.email    Gallery, Design, Trend

tactics AR Quick Look in HTML email

iOS 12 has a new feature called AR Quick Look that allows you to preview 3D models in the real world. Prior to this if you wanted to view augmented reality (?AR?) you’d need to install an app. During WWDC 2018, Apple talked about how AR content could be natively previewed and shared across a number of apps including Safari and Mail. Excited by the prospect of integrating AR with email we ran some tests. [...] [more]
stylecampaign.com    Design

tactics The importance of real-time data for transactional email

Transactional emails are part of every B2C marketer's strategy, and API calls are key to their execution. Real-time data enhances their effectiveness. [...] [more]
messagegears.com    Automation

discussion Election Day Emails: Which Brands Are Getting Out the Vote? [GFX]

In these politically charged times, many brands are asking themselves how to use their voice. For the 2018 midterm election, all kinds of companies and organizations spoke up about Election Day, encouraging readers to vote in their own unique, on-brand way. Scroll down for some serious inspiration: [...] [more]
beefree.io    Event, Gallery

 tactics Understanding CSS Animations in Email: Transitions and Keyframe Animations

CSS animations are animations that are built using code—specifically HTML and CSS. Using a handful of CSS properties, email marketers can manipulate the HTML of their campaigns and create a similar sense of motion as when using animated GIFs. Perhaps more importantly, they can create more interactive and engaging campaigns, too. In this guide, we’ll explore the pros and cons of using CSS animations in email, as well as the code that powers CSS animations. [...] [more]
litmus.com    Design
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