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discussion How to Create Gmail Promotions Annotation

Gmail announced last week that it’s adding a new, powerful tool for email marketers: annotations for the Gmail Promotions tab. The Gmail promotions annotation – which will be gradually rolling out across mobile inboxes – allows email marketers to include additional branding and offer information when an email lands in the Promotions tab. “You guys are the experts at creating value for our users, and we want to give you the keys of how emails…get previewed,” says Jordan Grossman, product manager for [...] [more]
emailonacid.com    Design, Marketing, Tool

tactics How to Add a Snow Effect to an Email Using CSS Animation

The snow effect is essentially a snowflake or shape in a div that you animate using CSS. This technique moves the image from the top to the bottom of a container div you place around your email tables. CSS animations work on a range of email clients including iOS, Apple Mail, Android Native Mail and Outlook for Mac – check out the Email on Acid ultimate guide to CSS animation for more information. The snow animation won’t display on other email clients, so you don’t need to provide a fallback. [...] [more]
emailonacid.com    Design

tactics HTML Bulletproof Background images in email

At Action Rocket we keep abreast of all the latest hacks and fixes to ensure our clients get the best emails. Background images can create some great effects in email design and really bring it to life. They do cause some headaches though – Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 all need vector markup language (VML) to display the image correctly as they use the Microsoft Word rendering engine. Windows 10 also has similar quirks, but needs even more information than earlier outlooks, mainly the width and height be [...] [more]
emaildesignreview.com    Design

discussion Google introduces email annotations for Gmail promo tab

The prospect of landing in Gmail’s promotion tab just got a little more enticing for email marketers. Google recently announced email annotations, designed to deliver more value for emails and marketers in the Gmail promotions tab. According to Google, email annotations “let you include images, deals, expirations dates, and other offers to help bring your promotional email to life.” The new experience gives marketers an innovative way to drive engagement with promotional email recipients by adding hig [more]
250ok.com    Design, Marketing

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 10 Nice Webinar Invitation Email Examples [GFX]

1. Bizzabo: Three choices – one action. The webinar invites from Bizzabo gave CTA in 3 ways. Fit and the primary option is within the header of the email, the next was in the body text, and the last option is finally the CTA button. Although using multiple options could look unnecessary as all the CTA will finally take to the same landing page. However, this repetition during can solely focus more on the aim of the email and create an additional option for the webinar registration. [...] [more]
chamaileon.io    Event, Gallery, Design

tactics Get started: How to annotate your promotional email

Email annotations bring your promotions to life with images, deals, expiration dates and more—similar to other email markup. Annotations can be added as JSON-LD in a script tag within the head of HTML of your email. To learn more, review the Email Markup Getting Started guide. For a list of the properties you can include in an email markup, see the Promotions Tab Reference. [...] [more]
google.com    Design

 tactics How to Utilize the Power of Gmail’s New Promotions Tab

Gmail’s Promotion tab has gotten a major update, and we’ve teamed up with Gmail to give you the tools & knowledge you need to get your emails ready for it. [...] [more]
litmus.com    Design

tactics Win the Inbox: Email marketing tactics you should retire yesterday [VID]

Even now, marketers are using outdated email practices. This video discusses email tactics you should retire yesterday, as well as actionable alternatives you can employ today [...] [more]
myemma.com    Design

tactics The Pizza Express Hot Spot Tutorial

I’ve been working with PizzaExpress as a developer for their emails since I started at the email agency ActionRocket. The exciting thing about these guys is they love to push email to include some cool interactivity and really want to experiment with the channel to get results. The brief came in to add some interactivity to the new dessert menu – they always have lovely photography of all the food and one image had all the new desserts. As usual, I had been flicking through Curated Emails and seen so [...] [more]
curated.email    Design

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 #Emailweekly: The scariest email in your inbox?

For those of you signed up to our great weekly newsletter, you’ll have noticed some spooky goings on in your inbox last week. We decided to spend a bit of time on it for a Halloween special and send out an email no’one would be expecting… The brief: What scares us #emailgeeks the most? [...] [more]
emaildesignreview.com    Design

discussion Marketers embrace stock image diversity in wake of ASA gender stereotyping rules

Shutterstock, a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality assets, tools and services, announced the results of a research study, conducted by Censuswide, of marketers and their use of diverse imagery in their marketing campaigns. Promisingly, the findings show that 74% of U.K. marketers have been impacted by the ASA Gender Stereotyping Ban (in terms of the images they choose for campaigns), compared to 57% in 2017 – showing a positive increase in tackling [...] [more]
marcommnews.com    Design, Marketing

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 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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