In our last post, we explained why it’s important to test your emails before they go out. There are many benefits to incorporating this practice into your email marketing program, from catching typos and grammatical errors to ensuring optimal image display and maximum delivery.
But the biggest benefit of all is a little more abstract.
Picture this: you’ve created a phenomenal email. One of your best ever, in fact. It’s got highly compelling content that’s relevant to your subscribers, gorgeous images, and a call to action that’s practically irresistible. This email is so good, you can’t wait to put it out there and watch the clicks and conversions start rolling in. So you’re really tempted to just pull the trigger and skip the whole testing phase. After all, you know your email is practically perfect.
What could possibly go wrong?
During our 20 years in the business, we’ve gotten every kind of support call imaginable from customers who have gotten themselves into all kinds of tricky email marketing situations.
To help you avoid the same scenarios, I thought I’d put together a list of best practices you should always implement in your email marketing program. I’m also including some things you should never do. The idea is to help save you time, avoid mistakes and preserve your sender reputation.
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We hope you’ve been enjoying our series on how to tweak your holiday campaigns for success!
In Part 1, we talked about creating compelling subject lines and using personalization as a way to stand out in the inbox during the holidays. In Part 2, we discussed how to set the right goals for your holiday email campaigns.
Now, in Part 3, we’ll discuss why looks matter. No, we’re not being shallow! When it comes to email, the look and feel is very important – especially during the holiday season. Lending some visual pizzazz to your messages is a great way to let your subscribers know that you’re ready to help them celebrate.
So what’s the best way to show your readers that vibrant holiday spirit – without overshadowing your brand or distracting them from your call to action? Read on to find out!