At FulcrumTech, we recently implemented a new strategy for an email newsletter that doubled the opens and clicks for the newsletter’s Gmail subscribers. Has Gmail “clipped” your emails, hiding the full content behind a “View entire message” link? Here, we share some strategies for what you can do not only to prevent it from happening again, but to increase your opens and clicks along the way.
Thanks to Gmail’s new Pinterest-like, grid-view promotions tab format, email marketers have a bigger and better opportunity to engage with subscribers. But are you prepared to make the most of this latest change from Gmail? Here’s what you need to know.
Hearts, stars, suns, and smiley faces. These are just a few of the symbols marketers are strategically inserting in subject lines to help their messages stand out in ever more crowded email inboxes. And thanks to these symbols, many organizations have reported dramatic increases in email open rates. Will this tactic work for your brand?
Do you know how many of your subscribers use mobile devices to read your emails? Probably a significant portion of your email list, given the trends among mobile users today. If your email design isn’t optimized for mobile, the poor user experience is likely having a negative impact on your response rates and return on investment (ROI). In this month’s feature, we talk about responsive email design and how it can be used to improve your subscribers’ mobile user experience.
That’s what we answer in our review of a promotional email recently sent by the members-only shopping website Gilt Groupe.
As I introduced in my first blog about the recent ExactTarget Connections 2011 conference, this was a great session that reviewed the many issues surrounding designing emails for mobile devices. Chris Studabaker of ExactTarget delivered the seminar.