Category Archives: Graphic Design

Responsive Versus Mobile Friendly Email Design

Infographic: Mobile-Friendly vs. Responsive Email Design

As mobile devices continue their torrid growth in the business world, B2B email marketers face a dilemma: is it enough to make emails “mobile-friendly” – in a way that at least renders those emails legible and easy to read, or should they go the extra step of programming emails to… Read More

improving email campaign performance

29 Tips to Improve B2B Email Campaign Performance

Email results not what they should be? Try these techniques to improve the performance of your next campaign: 1. Make sure that critical information (offer, key benefits, call to action – what, why, how) is “above the fold”, i.e. in the top left 2-4 inches (400-500 vertical pixels) of your… Read More

7 Webinar Invitation Mistakes You Can’t Ignore

How do you prevent your Webinar campaign from being lost in the crowd? Here are 7 mistakes you’ll want to avoid, as illustrated by an email received recently from email marketing provider Silverpop: 1. If you must use a graphic header, make it count. Graphic headers are a necessary evil… Read More

2 Email Campaigns Show How (and How Not) to “Sell” Content

Two email campaigns that arrived in my inbox recently serve as useful illustrations of how best to promote informational content. One, a white paper offer from sales tax automation company Avalara, is a plodding recitation of facts that does little to grab the reader. The other, from email marketing software… Read More

Responsys Look Book Offers Innovative Ideas for Email Marketers

The 2012 Email Design “Look Book” from email marketing solution provider Responsys is a useful resource for email designers, creatives, and marketers alike looking for new ideas and inspiration to keep their campaigns fresh and engaging. It’s also refreshing to see a technology company like Responsys dedicate so much (virtual)… Read More

Does Your Email Campaign Make a Case for Action?

If there’s one key element of demand generation copy that distinguishes it most from, let’s say: product collateral, or PR, or even social media, it’s this: a demand generation campaign is designed to drive action. In more basic terms, demand generation is about getting people to do stuff – namely,… Read More

Top 10 Tips for Better Email Templates

The success of an email campaign depends on a number of variables, chief amongst them the quality of your list and the attractiveness of the offer. But one other element plays a key role even before you write one word of copy: the design template. The growing adoption of marketing… Read More