Tag Archives: email design

B2B email creative

The Dismal State of B2B Email Creative

I review B2B email campaigns regularly in this space, and though I’m not one to be sparing in my opinions, I do try to be conscious of the type and size of company responsible for the campaign, with the thought, I suppose, that some marketers just may not know better…. Read More

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Winning B2B Email Campaign Keeps it Simple

In B2B email marketing, does short copy always win over long? Not necessarily. The answer depends on your audience, the complexity of your message, and how well the copy maintains the reader’s interest and drives action. You won’t see or find many shorter B2B emails than the one below from… Read More

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Why Are People Not Engaging With Our Content?

According to a recent report, “The Content Marketing Paradox,” content marketing output increased by 35 percent in 2015, while engagement dropped 17 percent. The author of the report, digital marketing solutions provider TrackMaven, theorized that the primary reason for the discrepancy is that there’s a “limit to how much content… Read More

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Email Critique: When a Good Offer Just Isn’t Enough

Here’s a list of the things I love most about the email below from Allocadia, a Vancouver, BC-based developer of Marketing Performance Management (MPM) software: 1. The offer image. Yeah, that’s about it. Seriously though, that is one gorgeous white paper. It’s visually stunning, professional, colorful, even the title is… Read More

AnyMeeting Webinar Invitation

Above the Fold Still Critical for B2B Email Design

“Above the fold” is a term that originated in the heyday of print advertising and direct mail. Generally speaking, it’s a principle of advertising design that suggests that advertisers, in order to engage the reader and drive that individual to act, should present key selling information in a location within… Read More

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Email Campaign Gets an “A” on Design, “F” on Offer

At first glance, the email below from security solution provider Symantec seems engaging, attractive, and well-designed. And indeed, it is all those things. From a lead generation perspective, however, the campaign is a hot mess. Here’s why: First and foremost, the offer is devoid of value. Witness the first paragraph:… Read More

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Design Choices & More Sink Webinar Invitation

I wrote recently in this space about the decisions that today’s B2B email marketers are facing as they strive to ensure that their campaigns are optimized for an increasingly mobile audience. The Webinar invitation below from Janrain, a software company in Portland, Oregon, illustrates some of the perils inherent in… Read More