Gimmicks in email

So, did you arrive at this blog because of the gimmicky link in our email? Or because you searched for gimmicks in email and google sent you here? Let us know in the comments section below. The question going round the display block offices every time a new gimmick comes out or someone uses some kind of obfuscation in their email to get you to click is “Do these things really work, do they just offer a short term uplift and does that hurt the brand in the long run”. The truth is we didn’t have the data to support what is pretty much a universal gut reaction. Gimmicks in email are just that gimmicks and ultimately have no real…

A robust testing process for email campaigns

Email testing is vital. Anyone who has worked in email for any length of time knows that sending an email with a mistake is not only embarrassing for you and the client but potentially a large financial risk. Terms and conditions might not be legally binding or worse, you might even lose the client. As the saying goes though people do make mistakes, everybody does. In this article I’m going to quickly run through a solid email testing plan which hopefully will help you know what you should look out for when coding. 1. Get everything tidied up Once you have the HTML and plain text version ready, save everything. Everything from the Photoshop file with the slices, the brief,…