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Last year it was GDPR; a few years before that it was CASL; and even before that it was CAN SPAM. Rules regarding how to gain new subscribers, and what you need to do to ensure you can keep them on your list, are changing.
With each new set of rules, updates to your form need to happen. While this may be time consuming, in the end these changes will most likely help you to make sure you are only adding highly engaged subscribers. Not only that, but it will also help increase your deliverability. If you are new to email marketing, or just want to double check that you have all the information you need to set up your new form, below is a list of things your online subscribe form must have.
- Have an unchecked box that states they are giving you permission to send emails. It can be something as simple as, “Yes, please send me email about…” If you are...
In everyday life, when you meet somebody new, you say hello and tell them a little about yourself. You might also ask questions to learn more about the person you just met.
In email marketing, the welcome email is a similar chance to get to know your new (and normally highly engaged) subscribers.
Research shows that subscribers who receive a welcome email show 33% more engagement than subscribers that do not. In most instances, your welcome email is your first opportunity to meet your audience, and in turn learn a little more about them. It’s also their first opportunity to meet you, so having a well-thought-out welcome email is a great way to start that relationship off right.
Modern coding is to email coding as a laptop is to a VHS player. Although coding websites today has evolved to have amazing capabilities, email coding is still in the Be Kind, Please Rewind mindset and supports very little modern coding techniques. To assist you with becoming a better email developer, I have come up with a collection of best practices, tips and tricks.
Tables > Divs
Think of the <table> as the skeleton structure of your email coding. It is much more reliable and consistent across all email clients. Almost all positioning and display CSS attributes do not apply in Outlook 2007-2013 as well as many other email clients.1 Be sure to set table dimensions in the <td> to accurately display widths.
Quick Tip: When using padding in your layout, be sure to...
It is predicted that by the end of the year 2016 there will be 4.6 billion email accounts. That is a lot of potential email subscribers. To help you get started, I’m sharing four best practices for designing an email that will look great — and perform even better.
#1: K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid)
Although a little harsh, this acronym is very accurate when comes to your email design. In my experience, you should use a grid-based design and try to avoid complicated elements that require CSS styles like “float” or “positioning.” Your design should also avoid background images (such as border shadows), as not all email clients support them, including Outlook 2007-2013 and Outlook.com...